Danie Bester
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Valentina

"Kudos for using a reflector. Unfortunately, your subject is lost against the background i.e. the highlights and sharp details in the background, competes for attention. The dappled lighting i.e. on the arm and hand is also distracting in a minor…"
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4-DAY ARCHITECTURAL - INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE at MCademy

June 16, 2018 all day
Learn to shoot Commercial Properties and Real Estate. Covering all the important aspects of planning your shoots, specialist equipment, lighting techniques, composition, digital workflow, and retouching. The highlight of the course is two days on location, shooting Architecture and Interior Spaces. Course detailsSmall classes (max 12 people)Day 1: Fundamental aspects of architectural and interior photography: we discuss composition, equipment, camera settings, lighting techniques, and…See More
Feb 9
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"Hi please let me know when you could assist me with editing photos.  Specially with the changes in lightroom I could definately do with some help please.  All the best for the new year kind regards Caryn"
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"Nicolene, in my opinion, this image has a lot of image, but I would add a bit more exposure for added dimension. I also feel you cropped the top area too tight and the ears touching the frame adds tension. I suggest you re-edit and upload…"
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DEVELOPING A PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE | CENTURION at MCademy Training Institute

September 10, 2018 at 7pm to September 17, 2018 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 | CENTURION at MCademy Training Institute

March 12, 2018 at 7pm to March 19, 2018 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 (12 March and 19 March 2018)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…See More
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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 10:58 on February 13, 2018, Mary-Ann Anagnostu said…

Thanks for the welcome, Danie!

Looking forward to becoming a better photographer!

See you tonight.

At 11:22 on February 9, 2018, Caryn Wilson said…

Hi please let me know when you could assist me with editing photos.  Specially with the changes in lightroom I could definately do with some help please.  All the best for the new year kind regards Caryn

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!

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