Anita de Villiers

Anita de Villiers is a professional photographer and freelance photojournalist, specializing in nature and wildlife photography. She has a Diploma in Photography and her portfolio focuses on natural and cultural history, travel, fine art, studio work and commercial photography. Her photo-articles on Africa’s fascinating cultures, wildlife and interesting places are published in national and local magazines and newspapers. She has several magazine cover pages to her credit and has published articles on The Tuskers of Tembe Elephant Park, Kosi Bay and Maputaland's Elephant Coast in SA Country Life. In 2008 and 2009 she received Caxton Excellence Awards for Writer of the Year and Best Written Features. She works from her studio in Mtunzini in KwaZulu-Natal, and launched the College of National Photography's new campus in association with VEGA in Durban. She also presents and co-presents various workshops, courses and tours.


Lex Hes

Lex Hes is one of South Africa’s foremost wildlife and nature photographers and natural history experts. He is co-owner of EcoTraining, the oldest field guide training company in Africa operating from the Makuleke Concession in the Kruger National Park. As safari guide, he takes nature lovers and photographers into the wildest corners of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and other African countries. His extensive knowledge of Africa’s ecosystems and wildlife, and his passion for photography are encapsulated in several books like the acclaimed Leopards of Londolozi and The Complete Book of Southern African Mammals. In 1998 he won the Agfa Awards Wildlife Photography Competition.


Willem Oets

Willem was introduced to photography as creative medium in 1991. He developed as a landscape and abstract photographer and with the advent of digital photography discovered the magic of digital art and people photography.
Willem runs digital photography and audio-visual workshops in his Durban studio and presents photographic workshops in the Namib desert and other venues. He is in demand as a speaker and audio-visual presenter at photographic and visual arts meetings.

"Conscious camera work teaches me awareness and if I can respond to my subject, I can capture it's essence - this applies equally to a landscape, an abstract or a person."


Greg du Toit

Greg du Toit is a professional wildlife photographer and specialist photographic safari guide. His raw and timeless photographs convey a bond with the natural world, an intimacy that has become his signature theme and brought him international acclaim. National Geographic has exhibited his work in London and he has received several awards in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. World-wide awareness of the endangered free ranging lion in Kenya’s Rift Valley followed his unique portrayal of these illusive creatures.



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