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DEVELOPING A PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE | CREATING A PORTFOLIO | ALBERTON at Ascot Mews

July 12, 2017 at 7pm to July 19, 2017 at 10pm
Photography has progressed dramatically since the advent of digital photography. With cutting-edge cameras and digital technologies available to everyone, it has become increasingly harder to stand out among the visual clutter. It is clear, that the only photographers who still stand out, are the ones who has developed and maintained an authentic style of photography. Through this 6-hours course, Danie Bester covers, step-by-step, the aspects of creating and conceptualising a Personal…See More
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EXPANDING YOUR VISION | ALBERTON at Ascot Mews

June 28, 2017 at 7pm to July 5, 2017 at 10pm
Due to popular demand, I will present the Expanding your Vision Series in Alberton at Ascot Mews. – 2-part creative photography series by Danie Bester (28 June and 05 July 2017)During this 2-part series, I will cover the foundational aspects of vision and visual processes. I emphasise Vision as the single most important element of photography. Vision is not just observation, or mere "seeing". Vision is more important than technical prowess and sticking to the rules. Vision has no rules, but in…See More
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MASTERING EXPOSURE IN MANUAL CAMERA MODE | FREE PRACTICAL at Arts on Main

July 22, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm
Mastering Exposure in Manual Camera Mode | Free Practical This is a complimentary work-session, exclusive for students who completed a Basic – Intermediate Course with DPC. The excursion is for those of you, who want to brush up on the Exposure Triangle and shoot more comfortably in Manual Mode. During this practical session, Danie and a team of experienced photographers, will assist you with the most important aspects of Manual Mode, I.e.Settings and Camera DialsDetermining the best ISO /…See More
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MASTERING EXPOSURE IN MANUAL CAMERA MODE | FREE PRACTICAL at Arts on Main

July 22, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm
Mastering Exposure in Manual Camera Mode | Free Practical This is a complimentary work-session, exclusive for students who completed a Basic – Intermediate Course with DPC. The excursion is for those of you, who want to brush up on the Exposure Triangle and shoot more comfortably in Manual Mode. During this practical session, Danie and a team of experienced photographers, will assist you with the most important aspects of Manual Mode, I.e.Settings and Camera DialsDetermining the best ISO /…See More
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MASTERING EXPOSURE IN MANUAL CAMERA MODE | FREE PRACTICAL at Arts on Main

July 22, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm
Mastering Exposure in Manual Camera Mode | Free Practical This is a complimentary work-session, exclusive for students who completed a Basic – Intermediate Course with DPC. The excursion is for those of you, who want to brush up on the Exposure Triangle and shoot more comfortably in Manual Mode. During this practical session, Danie and a team of experienced photographers, will assist you with the most important aspects of Manual Mode, I.e.Settings and Camera DialsDetermining the best ISO /…See More
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EXPANDING YOUR VISION | ALBERTON at Ascot Mews

June 28, 2017 at 7pm to July 5, 2017 at 10pm
Due to popular demand, I will present the Expanding your Vision Series in Alberton at Ascot Mews. – 2-part creative photography series by Danie Bester (28 June and 05 July 2017)During this 2-part series, I will cover the foundational aspects of vision and visual processes. I emphasise Vision as the single most important element of photography. Vision is not just observation, or mere "seeing". Vision is more important than technical prowess and sticking to the rules. Vision has no rules, but in…See More
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CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES | RUSTENBURG at Siesta Single Quarters

June 12, 2017 at 7pm to June 19, 2017 at 10pm
Hi everyone I will be presenting a 4-Part Creative Photography Series in June – July, over 4 weekday evenings in Rustenburg. Check out the attached PDF for more info and booking details:Creative-Series Rustenburg.pdfSee More
Jun 15
LEON PELSER replied to Danie Bester's discussion How to hold your Camera
"many TX!"
Jun 14
LEON PELSER replied to Danie Bester's discussion How to hold your Camera
"many tx!"
Jun 14
LEON PELSER replied to Danie Bester's discussion Mall of Africa Photos
"Uit die boonste rakke!!!...don't know the english for that...maybe it's VWD!!"
Jun 14
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Mantis

"I like the composition and the complimentary colours of the flower and the Mantis, the background colour is rather a bit dull and not complimenting your subject(s). It draws a lot of attention away from the subject matter. "
Jun 14
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City and Country
Centurion, South Africa
Birthday
June 22, 1970
Are you...
A Pro Photographer
Which genre(s) of photography interests you..
Portraiture, Glamour-Beauty-Fashion, Landscape & Travel, Urban Landscape, Fine-Art
Bio... something about you. Including camera equipment and software you're using...
Fine Art Photographer | Founder and Chief of DPC | Digital Photography Courses & Photo Critic. Personal website, www.daniebester.co.za

Canon 6D, 7D, Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC (A007), Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC (A009), Canon 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift, Canon 17-40 f/4 L, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX, Lensbaby 2, Vanguard Auctus Tripod, Canon Speedlights, Jinbei HD-600V Flashes, and everything that goes with it.

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The power of Luminosity Masks | Before and After

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 20:00 2 Comments

I've always been a fan of Minimalist Black and White Photography. In the past I've been using a combination of HDR Techniques, Nik Silver Effex Pro 2, and obviously Dodging and Burning. Recently, my friend Nolan Lister introduced me to Luminosity Masks, which John Onderstall a.k.a the Fox has been telling me about for some time. The concept behind LM's is that you break up the complete dynamic range in your image across numerous channels. Most people use a total of 18 - 21 different…

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Watching over us

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 22:03 6 Comments

On photographic safari in the southern parts of Botswana, near Kang. This was not exactly the best day of our lives. Me, and the wife walked a total of 17 kilometers in the Kalahari sun after getting lost. Then had to wait hours for somebody to pick us up. Needless to say, she wasn't very happy with my sense of direction and decision-making! Eventually, after the cavalry arrived, and on our way back to the tent camp, we were met with the most amazing sunset.…

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Rise of the Machines (Black & White)

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 17:30 4 Comments

Here's a few minimalistic shots I've shot at Duvha Park, Witbank (GPS... 25°56'36" S 29°14'35" E) when conducting a Photography Course there. These are all HDR Images, bracketing 5 Images at 1 stop apart. I used Photomatix to create the HDR Images and then Nik Silver Effex to convert to Black and White...…

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At 11:56 on January 19, 2017, John Griffin said…

Thanks Danie. Looking forward to the journey with such a talented team of experts!

At 12:49 on October 24, 2016, Themba Thwala said…

Thank you Danie for the inclusion. 

I am looking forward to learning a lot from you and your team.

At 12:57 on August 2, 2016, Elsa van Dyk said…
Dankie Danie.
At 17:36 on July 12, 2016, Peet van den Berg said…

Thank you for the add. I am honoured!

At 14:10 on May 26, 2016, Richard Webb said…

Thank you Danie and team for the add.. I will do my best to be contructive and to enjoy reviewing other togs work..

At 13:56 on March 31, 2016, paul de villiers said…

Will be far more active than what I have been in the last two years :)

I have still managed to follow what is happening by reading all the emails and checking out the work being submitted by some of the other members. And wow, we have some photographers out there!

At 10:13 on March 1, 2016, Esther Boersma said…
Hi. Can I ask a question on the wall or do I just load a photo for critic?
At 22:38 on November 25, 2015, Malinda de Jager said…

Hello Danie, I have been trying to add a profile photo but with no success. I tried two photos. Sizes 560x632 size 185kb   and second one 742x711 size 223kb Both in jpeg  Can someone help please. I also added two photos last week but I don't think it pulled through  Thank you in advance  Miskien is ek dom.

At 17:24 on August 4, 2015, Marion Zeegers said…

Thanks Danie, I would love to start with the basic course in September!

At 12:17 on July 22, 2015, Louis Meyer said…

Thanks Danie, Look forward to participating and learning lots!!

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