I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a landscape photographer.
I am a wildlife and nature photographer who likes to take the occasional image from a tripod and simply play around with landscape images every now and then. More fun for me than a serious photographic pursuit.
That being said I have incredible respect and admiration for true landscape photographers. This genre of photography requires a huge amount of passion, patience and planning and there are very few people who break away from the weekend warriors and make a name for themselves as a landscape photographer.
Now if you ask around about South African landscape photographers I have no doubt that one name will come up every single time.
Hougaard Malan has, even at a relatively young age, established himself as a truly world class landscape photographer and a single look through his website will testify to the fact that he is passionate about his craft and is on top of his game.
Hougaard has just released a brand new ebook – Capture Sossusvlei, A Practical Guide to Photographing Sossusvlei.
Even if you do not have much interest in landscape photography I am sure that somewhere along the way you will have heard of Sossusvlei and will recognise some of the many iconic images that have been captured in this incredible part of Namibia.
Apart from some incredible imagery this new e-book gives you all the inside info to allow you to create some amazing images in and around Sossusvlei.
Some of the sections in the e-book includes:
- When to Visit
- Where to Stay
- How to Get There
- The Weather
- Getting the Shots
- View from the Top
This is without a doubt one of the best photography e-books to be released for quite some time and I highly recommend that you get yourself copy.
Yes, even if you are not a real landscape photographer.
To get your copy of Cature Sossusvlei head on over to this link on the CapturEarth website. At only $10, or the price of a few cappuccinos, you can get an amazing photographic resource by one of South Africa’s leading landscape photographers.
Enjoy. I know I did!
Until next time.
Gerry van der Walt
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