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Danie Bester

About Danie Bester

I am the founder of DPC and Photo Critic. I am married to Jenna, my high-school sweetheart for over two decades now and have two adult children, Mia-Daniel and Minnette. We live in Centurion, Pretoria. I am proud, yet humbled by how far we have come and what we have achieved in such a short time. Today DPC ranks under the foremost photography schools in South Africa and we've build a healthy community of photographers. The road has not always been easy but through a leap of faith and the grace of God, we have grown a small photography business to a successful training institute. Working as a commercial photographer and teaching a wide range of photography subjects, including; Portraiture, Studio lighting, Fine-art, Architecture and Food Photography has kept me fairly versatile. On a personal level, I pursue fine-art, travel, and landscape photography. I have recently been honoured, with my work being included in the Collectors Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa.

Shot of the Year 2013

2017-07-17T14:53:21+00:00 By |Action and Adventure Photography, Featured Photographers, Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography|

Photo Critic's 2013 Shot of the Year Coveted Photo Competition Winner is Matthew Copham with his image "Struggle for Life"


Photo Critic Newsletter

2017-07-17T15:15:54+00:00 By |Advanced Photography Aspects, Competitions, Newsletter|

We're heading at a pretty frantic pace for the end of the year and I can scarcely believe that we're through 2013 and that I am yet another year older, and wiser, I hope. This has been an eventful year and we've seen some of our members' photography growing with leaps and bounds and I can proudly say, that we are probably one of the most successful and active photography communities out there! I would like to use this opportunity to break the latest news. Please read through to the end as the last paragraph provide some very important information that might just benefit you!


Photo Critic Shot of the Month: September 2013

2017-07-17T15:36:02+00:00 By |Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions|

September Month's Photo Critic Shot of the Month is shared by two photographers, Matthew Copham for his fantastic wildlife photo "Struggle for Life" and Leon Pelser (again!) for his image of the Okavango Delta "Trees in Delta".


Download DxO Film Pack 3 for free

2017-07-25T15:11:27+00:00 By |Film Photography, Fine Art Photography, Photography Software|

If you are a lover of film photography, or would like to transform some of your digital photos to take on a film look, then I have great news for you! Sony and DxO Labs are offering FilmPack 3 Essential as a free download until 31 October 2013.