Photographer and Shot of the Year 2015

By |2017-07-14T13:56:21+00:0009 Mar 2016|

This is the big day we have all been waiting for! The Photo Critic Shot of the Year and the Photographer of the Year Competitions for 2015 has finally been decided by our  judges. Here they are: 


Photo Critic Shot of the Year 2015


The Shot of the Year competition is divided into two categories, Nature and Human Categories. The winners have been decided from the Shot of the Month Winners


“Little One” by Luke Brouwers | Nature Category

“The heat of the competition” by Caleb Dredge | Human Category 

Luke Brouwers | Photographer of the Year 2015!

The Photographer of the Year is the grand prize. It is the highest accolade we bestow on a photographer we felt consistently submitted high-quality work throughout the year. Our winner, who has been performing exceptionally throughout the year, is Luke Brouwers! We are including a few of Luke’s Featured Images below. If you would like to see more of his images, visit his Photo Critic Profile



Photographer of the Year

Luke Brouwers receives the following prizes: 

  • Vanguard Up-Rise II 48 Photo Backpack to the value of R3,250!
  • Full one day Personal Training with Danie Bester


Shot of the Year Winners: Human and Nature Category

Both Luke Brouwers and Caleb Dredge each receives the following: 

  • R1,000 Cash Prize 
  • 1 Free Workshop / Course of their choice up to R2, 300, or R2, 300 discount on DPC’s Wedding Photography / Architectural Photography Courses. Valid for one (1) year.

*  Please note that the prizes are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable.  


How the Judging was done


The Judges

Our panel of judges consisted of 8 photographers from the DPC team, Danie Bester, Warren James, Deon, Trompie van der Berg, John Fox, Bruna Mentrup-Nortje, Kevin Richards and Nolan Lister.


Shot of the Year

Scoring was done by adding each judge’s score. The image, which scored the highest points in each of the two categories, Nature, and People, were awarded the Shot of the Year.


Photographer of the Year

The most consistent members from South Africa have been nominated and then each judge voted for their photographer of the year. The member with the most votes was awarded the prestigious Photo Critic Photographer of the Year.


About Photo Critic  Enrolling for a photography course / workshop at DPC entitles you to free membership on Photo Critic our Student Social Network. Members may upload up to two images per week for straightforward, constructive critique. Click HERE to visit Photo Critic

About the Author:

Shawn Marran
I frequently get compared to an Owl because of my love for the night and my unusual sleeping habits! These are no doubt a side-effect of being a gamer and computer enthusiast. My interest in photography lies in taking photos of cityscapes and light-trails at night; and architecture and abstract during the day.


  1. Nadia 2016/03/09 at 22:30

    Luke, you were in a class of your own, you really deserve this recognition of your amazing talent! I am so happy for you

    And Caleb, congrats on your win. You are an amazing photographer with so much talent, I can’t wait to see what you do this year.

    Congrats guys!

  2. Danie 2016/03/09 at 19:49

    Congratulations to Luke Brouwers and Caleb Dredge. Well deserved gentlemen!

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