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"I somewhat struggle to find the visual balance and intent in this image, as the crop is too tight and leaving strong visual pointers to close to the edge with the bottom area counting as dead space."
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"Greta expression from the lioness, unfortunately, there are so many distracting elements in the background, which you obviously couldn't avoid. However, to create striking animal portraits,capturing a snarl is not quite enough to make it stand…"
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Portrait of a Mongoose 2

"You positioned yourself perfectly for the lighting. The image is quite sharp, but I would like to point out that the shutter speed, was not quite fast enough for handheld holding, Stepping up the ISO to 800, would have rendered a shutter speed of…"
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"Removing that spot, makes it perfect. "
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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
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"I strongly recommend that you remove that black spot on the right, and upload again. "
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1-DAY POSING COURSE 101 at MCademy Training Institute

November 12, 2017 all day
Posing can be intimidating for both the photographer as well as their subjects. Take command of your portrait sessions by being educated in the skill of posing. This workshop is intended to equip you with a solid foundation in posing retail clients to have them looking their absolute best.For whom is this courseThis course is intended for the enthusiasts as well as the professional who wants to get a handle on posing.Duration1-Day WorkshopAspects CoveredWhat is posing, and why is it…See More
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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 9:38 on December 5, 2017, Irene Botha said…

Dankie  Danie ek waardeer dit dat julle my aanvaar het dink dis 'n baie spesiale geleentheid.

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.

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