Bruna Mentrup-Nortje
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National Geographic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruna Mentrup-Nortje Apr 19. 6 Replies

I am extremely proud to announce that my Images called; Lets Play..follow me, which was entered in National Geographic, was featured from thousands of uploads as the best out of 12 photos in the…Continue

My Trip to Northern Japan in winter (Feb. 2015) to photograph Snow Monkeys!!!!

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I am blessed to have the opportunity to Blog my entire 16 day journey on a frequent basis, keeping you posted whilst capturing Northern Japan during winter together with two ODP award winning…Continue

Secondhand - Canon 600D or 700D

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Cape Eagle owl

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Bird on a wire

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Love & Balloons

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No.1 at Dyckman Street

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Dust and Freedom (Elephants)

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Predator of the Grasslands (Black Mane Lion)

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Safari Shutters

This is a group for anyone who loves taking photos of wildlife and listening to the sounds of the bush. We share information and ideas here with all of the other 'Safari Shutters' in our group. For constructive advice, we encourage you to post your unedited images as well as your edited versions.  This will make it easier for our experienced members in our group to assist you with ways to improve your wildlife photography  – All welcome…even if you don’t have all the big lenses!See More
May 8
Nic Isabelle and Bruna Mentrup-Nortje are now friends
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Roaring Romance - (Black Mane Lion & Lioness)

"No privacy anywhere anymore. Stunning Bruna, one of your best."
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Predator of the Grasslands (Black Mane Lion)

"brilliant colour saturation and use of negative space...COM!"
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Catch the wind

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Lines and light

"Yolandi, this image is absolutely amazing!!"
Apr 26

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City and Country
December 1, 1956
Are you...
A Pro Photographer
Which genre(s) of photography interests you..
Landscape & Travel, Wildlife, Fine-Art
Bio... something about you. Including camera equipment and software you're using...
I am a full time pro enthusiastic Wildlife/Nature photographer and proud to be a facilitator at DPC, hosting their Wildlife Workshops.


1 – A six-week basic photography course in October 2009 with Danie at DPC, covering the basic elements of digital photography with some practical work done as well.

2 - International On-line Advance Photography Course through the Professional Photography Institute in 2010.

These courses gave me a very good understanding how my digital camera works, as well as all aspects such as:
• Exposure
• Aperture
• Shutter Speed
• Automatic versus creative camera modes
• Metering & White Balance
• Focusing & Depth of Field as well as composition
• Lenses & Filters
• Visual Intelligence Framing and aspect Ratio
• Fundamental aspects of Vision – balance & tension
• Creative Landscapes & Nightscapes
• Practical Shoots: Landscape, Nature, Studio as well as Nightscape.
• Introduction to digital workflow: – Lightroom & Photoshop.

I was also very fortunate to have Danie Bester as my Tutor, learning more about landscape photography in December 2010 whilst on a Landscape Photography Tour to Namibia with Danie onboard. I am a strong believer in that you should have a good understanding about landscape photography to become a better Wildlife photographer.

3 - Completed my practical Wildlife Workshop with Sean Pattrick from Natural Exposure, who is also the co-author and photographer for the book called; Game Ranger in my back pack in 2011; this practical workshop gave me the opportunity to cover the following;

• Animal behavior
• Capturing the moment
• Composition – fast thinking
• Wildlife photography etiquette
• Field ethics.
• This also gave me some practical experience in the field.

4 – Completed my six-week advanced photography course with John at DPC in 2015

5 - Since 2013, I have joined various practical wildlife tours to various National Parks and Countries, shooting side by side by with Pro Photographers such as; Isak Pretorius (Wildlife Photographer of the year 2013, Ben Cranke, Brendon Cremer, Villiers Steyn, Wim van den Heeven (Runner-up Wildlife Photographer of the 2015), Heinrich van den Berg, an International award winning wildlife photographer as well as Guts from Pangolin Photo Safari’s, where I was fortunate to get one-on-one training from the best photographers in Wildlife/Nature and Avian Photography. This is where I learned most of what I know today about my passion, Wildlife and Avian Photography.

I never stop learning and would really appreciate all the help, advice and guidance I can get.

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At 14:04 on April 19, 2017, Luke Brouwers said…

Hi Bruna. Fantastic news, well done and well deserved.

At 17:04 on May 22, 2015, Dries Alberts said…

Hi Bruna

Ek bly te vêr in die bosse om alles te weet wat daar by julle aangaan.

Ken jy die "setup"?

At 11:24 on April 17, 2015, Luke Brouwers said…

Hi Bruna

Thanks for the invite and looking forward to more interaction.

At 12:48 on January 15, 2015, Maread Scholtz said…

Dankie vir die lesing Sondag, baie baie geniet. So baie tips opgetel. Nadat Danie my kamera opgestel het, neem ek nou sommer mooi goeters. Sodra ek hulle 'n bietjie reggemaak het sal ek hulle op photo critic sit. Weereens baie dankie vir Sondag.





At 18:31 on August 9, 2014, Luke Brouwers said…

Hi Bruno. I would love to join your group with regards to your photographic tour next year. How do I go about joining your landscape photography group.

At 14:14 on October 30, 2013, Jessica Schindler said…

Thank you so much, this is just the group i have been looking for, i cant wait to get posting and reading :)

At 18:28 on October 4, 2013, Liam Beeton said…

Thanks for having me :)

At 21:01 on April 15, 2013, Belinda Gibson said…

Hi Bruna

I want to take my High School photography students to Namiba on a photography tour.   Do you organize tours of this nature?  Danie suggested I contact you.

Thanks a million!



At 17:51 on August 17, 2012, Pietman Muller said…

Thanks Bruna!

At 9:38 on June 20, 2012, Kobus du Preez said…

Hi Bruna,   welkom in my klein kringetjie.   Dit is goed om jou expertize so naby te hê.    Groete,






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