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We struggle to keep our heads above the deep

"Very dramatic, and despite being featured, I think you can improve the image by brightening the area just on top of the horizon, which will add more depth and story... "
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Buffalo drinking at night

"By the way.. a well-deserved feature! "
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Field of flowers

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Baboon- Chobe River

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Earth and Sky

"A very interesting abstract indeed, and if the noise was't as overwhelming, this would have been a feature in my books. I like this new work you're putting out my friend! "
Aug 10
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Portrait of a pensive girl

"By the way, you're getting good at this sort of thing Susan and I am very proud of how far your photography has come! "
Aug 10
Danie Bester commented on Susan van Wyk's photo
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Portrait of a pensive girl

"Gorgeous Pose and Expression; all dreamy eyed and loving grandmother's attention with the camera I assume.  Well done! "
Aug 10
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Seed pod

"This is a gorgeous botanical study, which ears you a feature Susan. "
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Danie Bester commented on John Griffin's photo
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Waiting

"Gorgeous mood with the light falling on the water and the silhouetted rocks and fisherman creating depth, which earns you a well deserved feature! "
Aug 10
Danie Bester commented on John Griffin's photo
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The Wave

"Lovely abstract photo John. I specially like the diagonal movement bottom left - top right with the breaking wave being the cherry on the cake. Well done!"
Aug 10
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EXPANDING YOUR VISION | CENTURION at MCademy Training Institute

November 9, 2017 at 7pm to November 16, 2017 at 10pm
Due to popular demand, I will present the Expanding your Vision Series in Centurion at MCademy Training Institute. – 2-part creative photography series by Danie Bester ( on the 9th and 16th of November 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…See More
Aug 8
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ON-LOCATION LIGHTING COURSE at MCademy

September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Learn how to use reflectors, Speedlights and portable strobes as an extension to your camera and eye when shooting portraits on location. Covering all the aspects pertaining to Speedlights like TTL, Manual flash for on-camera and off-camera shooting.Course detailsSmall groups with a maximum of 10 attendees who each get to work personally with the equipment and directing a location shoot.Day 1: Class presentation covering fundamental aspects of flash and hands-on demonstration on various aspects…See More
Aug 8

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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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