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The 12 photos that won me motoring photographer of the year 2014

{news} Here are the twelve pictures I (Desmond) entered to the SAGMJ (South African Guild of Motoring Journalists) competition. We won! I say we because this was a team effort between me and Toni! I also want to thank all my friends who supported me – you know who you are. Of course a massive thanks goes out to all the magazines and clients we work with!

The rules of the competition were strict but simple. Nine of the twelve photos must have been published or used by an ad agency in 2013. Then I could add another three photos with no rules.

Unfortunately I could not attend the prize giving last night in Johannesburg as I’m currently in Germany. Thank you SAGMJ for this wonderful prize! I feel honoured.

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Thanks Leo Kok for the picture of the award!

 

 


Mercedes-Benz S500 and longtermers shoot for the June issue of TopCar

{automotive} Last month I was very busy with the guys from TopCar. We went out to the high court in Cape Town one morning eeeearly to shoot a Mercedes S500. The car worked so well in this setting. I also love the colours, it gives it a black and white feel but it’s not. The texture of the building also came out nicely. I also joined Ray, Angus and Aaron with their new longtermers, I had loads of fun guys, thanks!

dna – Desmond

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Harley Davidson trip through South Africa

{documentary} What an honour! I (Desmond) was invited by Harley Davidson to shoot a group of Japanese journalists while they toured the northern and eastern part of South Africa and Swaziland. We were joined by Marc-Hans Richer, the Vice President of Harley Davidson. What an awesome guy, we had loads of fun!

We started in Johannesburg and went to Dullstroom, Kruger National Park, Mbabane in Swaziland, Pongolapoort Dam and then ended of at the African Bike Week in Margate.

We live in an incredible country, the Japanese guys (and I) had the time of their lives!

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Article for digital-photography-school.com

{featured} ‘7 Tips for Taking Better Photographs of Cars’  is the second article I (Desmond) wrote for digital-photography-school.com. Digital Photography School is a great online source to improve your photography and editing skills. In 2011 I wrote a post about street photography, have a look over here. Thanks for this opportunity. Have a rad week, dna – Desmond

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