Emil von Maltitzis an internationally recognized South African landscape photographer and member of the International Environmental Photographers Association. Emil has been a finalist in International Landscape Photographer Of The Year. He has been involved in photography for the better part of the last two decades. After completing his post graduate degree in Anthropology, he opted to pursue his dream and turn his passion for photography into his career. Along with freelance commercial and assignment photography, Emil spends time running a number of photographic workshops. Well-versed and knowledgeable in the Adobe suites, Emil will be able to help and guide in photo-editing and several advanced photographic techniques during the workshop. A particular interest of Emil’s is the theory and practical application of advanced composition in landscape photography, which will be discussed at length during the workshops. More about Emil on his personal website www.limephoto.co.za
This image from Emil was a worthy finalist in the International Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2015 competition.
One of Emil's images is adorning the Nikon International calendar of 2016.
Emil in action in Namibia!
Nick van de Wiel is originally from The Netherlands but moved to South Africa in 2008 and is the owner and operator of a few (photographic) safari companies in St. Lucia Estuary.
Although he started of as a Wildlife Photographer, as his photography matured his focus moved more and more towards Landscape Photography. Although technically very able, both 'in camera' as well as with post-processing, Nick is more focused on the creative as well as meditative aspect of photography. Especially with landscape work, it is all about 'seeing & recognizing beauty' and the only way one will 'find it', is by being in the present moment.
Nick won the landscape category of the prestigious Nature's Best Photography Africa in 2016, as well as a number of other smaller competitions in the last few years..
He is well known for his inventive teaching methods and ways of explaining difficult or abstract concepts in layman’s terms, so that they are easier to understand. On workshops, he and Emil make an excellent team as,by dividing the group, they can cater for both beginners as seasoned professionals, as well as to participants that like the 'technical aspects' or the 'artistic aspects' of photography. More about Nick on his personal website www.nickvandewiel.com.
Image from Nick on show at the Iziko Museum in Cape Town and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, USA.