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 for 3 years, was a finalist in the Natural Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2021, in 2017 got 2 bronze, 2 silver and 1 gold award in the Epson Panoramic Awards and has been a finalist in the Africa Photographic Awards and Nature' Best Photography Awards. 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. Academics never really let go of Emil, and he currently part time lectures photography at Vega College in Durban, along with working as a commercial photographer, and ambassador and rep for Nisi filters and Leofoto support systems.
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 the 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 the mindfulness aspect of photography. Especially with landscape work, it is all about 'seeing & recognising beauty' and the only way one will achieve this is by being present in the 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 and 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.
Nick in action in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Cornelius M. Muller or (CM for short) has been a passionate photographer since first picking up a camera towards the end of his high school career, when film was the only medium of recording light using a small handheld box with a lens attached to it. This, of course, means he has been photographing for more than 20 years, in various formats, on various continents, in various different capacities. He did, however, deviate from this path to obtain an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology, followed by an Honours Degree in Estuarine Ecology and eventually a Master of Science Degree in Marine Genetic Research. What does this have to do with photography, you may ask? Well, nothing per se, but it does put him in a unique position of disseminating (getting across) seemingly complex photographic subjects in a very understandable way, thanks to his years of listening to and teaching endlessly frustrating scientific concepts to communities on the ground — and those pesky first year students of course. For the last ten years, he has based himself in the town of Stellenbosch, South Africa, where he runs a photographic and design agency with a close friend and business partner, focusing on product, architectural and lifestyle imagery. In his free time, he spends time making images of the surrounding landscapes in the passionate endeavour of sharing this beautiful planet we find ourselves on.
CM in action at Fish River Canyon, Namibia.
Christopher Allan (or just plain Chris) is another photo nut! His passion for photography shines through in every shoot he is involved with (and he is involved with a lot). From shooting for the Survivor TV show, fashion shoots at the foot of a giant waterfall in Lesotho and industrial photographs in Zambia and Equatorial Guinea, he is the consummate photographic raconteur. With roots in photo-journalism (a master’s degree from Rhodes University) and several years working as an editor in Gallo Images, Chris has a keen eye for images that work, and is able to put this across in workshops and critique sessions.