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Shot of the Year 2013

Photo Critic’s 2013 Shot of the Year Coveted  Photo Competition Winner is…

Matthew Copham with his image “Struggle for Life”

cheetahs attack wildebeest

“Struggle for Life” by Matthew Copham

 Congratulations to Matthew for winning the second year in a row! Click HERE  to view Matthew’s winning shot on the Photo Critic website


The runner-up is…

Michael Krige with his image, “Heroin”…

Ex-heroin addict by Michael Krige

“Heroin” by Michael Krige

 Click HERE to view Michael’s image on the Photo Critic website




Name receives a cash prize of R2, 500, plus a complete Advanced Photography Course and two 1-day Workshops with DPC valued at R5, 400

 Second Place Winner

Name receives a Cash Prize of R500 plus three 1-day Workshops with DPC valued at R3, 300. Total Value of R3, 800



Special thanks to Bruna Mentrup-Nortje and Rudolph Viljoen for their cash sponsorships. 

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About the Author:

Danie Bester
I am the founder of DPC and Photo Critic. I am married to Jenna, my high-school sweetheart for over two decades now and have two adult children, Mia-Daniel and Minnette. We live in Centurion, Pretoria. I am proud, yet humbled by how far we have come and what we have achieved in such a short time. Today DPC ranks under the foremost photography schools in South Africa and we've build a healthy community of photographers. The road has not always been easy but through a leap of faith and the grace of God, we have grown a small photography business to a successful training institute. Working as a commercial photographer and teaching a wide range of photography subjects, including; Portraiture, Studio lighting, Fine-art, Architecture and Food Photography has kept me fairly versatile. On a personal level, I pursue fine-art, travel, and landscape photography. I have recently been honoured, with my work being included in the Collectors Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa.

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