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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.

Top photography software to have in 2011

2016-10-24T11:08:50+00:00 By |Photography Software|

It's a new year with new dreams, plans, and strategies. And most of our plans involve two words, "Saving Time". Whether you’re a business person, or a home-maker, your are probably faced with this issue. We all want to save time to improve the quality of our lives. Being a photographer, I have learned that this one phrase, "Saving Time" is probably one of the most important principles in my business. I constantly work on means to improve not only my photography, but also improving my digital workflow. A more efficient workflow, means less time in front of the PC or Mac. Spending less time in front of the computer screen, means more time for myself and ultimately more time to work on my photography techniques and actually "getting out there".


Nikon D7000

2016-10-24T11:08:50+00:00 By |Photographic Equipment|

During the past few months, we saw two new SLR cameras being launched; the mid-range Canon 60D , and then the entry level Nikon D3100.Those Nikon users among us, should therefore be very delighted that we have been graced with the release of yet another Nikon DSLR. This time it is the Nikon D7000! Unfortunately, it will take some time before I can lay my grubby hands on one (that's to check it out myself), but from what I have read it surely going to rock the boat for some Nikon users who are thinking about upgrading. According to DP Review; it will slot in right between the nimble D90 and the feature-heavy D300S. Here's a few key features, you may be interested in...


Stop Motion Photography

2016-10-24T11:08:50+00:00 By |Advanced Photography Aspects, Stop Motion & Time Lapse|

Stop motion photography has become very popular over the past few years and we can expect to see more and more fast action Stop Motion Movies and slideshow as camera manufacturers keep on pushing silly frame rates. Both Canon and Nikon have some serious contenders in terms of speed in the form of the Nikon D3X, Canon 1D Mark IV, and even the smaller siblings like the Canon EOS 7D and Nikon D300S. With speeds thar range between 8 to 10 frames a second these cameras are equipped with high-end focusing systems to ensure sharp images, frame for frame.