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MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP at MCademy Training Institute

November 11, 2017 all day
This one day workshop will help you understand the terminology, equipment and accessories involved in shooting macro and close-up images. We will cover everything from shooting and lighting through to post processing to get the most out of your macro photography. We will end the day with a practical session to practice what we have learnt and solidify our knowledge.For whom is this course:Photographers who already understand the basic aspects of photography and would like to improve on their…See More
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Quick-Tutorial | Balancing an image with Warm and Cold Colours

I am sharing two edits of the same portrait. The portrait of Elani was shot on our latest Studio Lighting Workshop. These shots were edited using Warm and Cool colours, which is the most basic form of colour design. Warm colours consist of orange, red, and yellow hues; while cool colours consist of blue, green, and light purples.  Visual designers will often choose a warm or cold colour scheme to…See More
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"I like the low-key lighting and how you've used the smoke to add to the overall mood. I would like to offer some advice. The overly exposed chin and white shirt draws too much attention. It was probably caused by a miss directed light. Using a…"
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"Gorgeous pose and expression and I particularity like the effects of the very wide aperture! Well done my friend! "
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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 16:52 on October 12, 2017, Morag Pretorius said…
I am very excited for this course.
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!

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