About Me

herman

Amazing, while at school I can still remember our Head Master being so “OLD” back then, and here I am at 60 and believe it or not I don’t feel a day older than 25. I am married to Beverley and we will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary very soon. I have 3 children, a daughter and two sons. All of whom are independent, married and they have given us 5 beautiful grandchildren, four boys and one beautiful little, brand new princess.

We have settled in a town called Somerset West, close to Cape Town in the Western Cape, South Africa.

My three passions in life are as follows, (in no specific order of preference), Safari Travel through Africa, oil painting (artist) and digital photography. I am absolutely obsessed with photography and have and will continue to make every effort to improve my standards of skill and professionalism. The photography discipline has challenged me to the very core of my existence and continues to show and prove just how little I know and how much I still need to learn.

My first love in photography is Landscape photography with Wildlife photography being right up there. Fortunately, my extensive African Safari travel opportunities give me more than enough time, scope, and variety to practice and perfect my hobby. I do a very limited amount of portrait photography, although I have shot a few weddings in the past, which I must admit doesn’t quite excite me that much, again with some degree of acceptable success.

I started taking photography more seriously roughly six to eight years ago, after I invested heavily in more appropriate and updated equipment. I also purchased more and more online photography courses from reputable training facilities across the world, which has helped me grow tremendously.

I have seen incredible improvement and progress in my final result’s over the last few years, and I am receiving more and more positive feedback from every imaginable source confirming an interest in my work. However, I do appreciate that I still have much to learn, but the results curve is at least trending in the right direction.

I am a firm believer in post processing and I support this function as a photographer as a critical part of expressing myself in my pursuit of excellence and sharing my love and respect for this incredible form of art and beauty.