For this C4 Atelier webinar the spotlight is on landscape photography and our panelists are two of the worlds most renowned landscape photographers, Hougaard Malan is a native of Africa and focusses on African landscapes. Ian Plant is a global landscape traveller who has visited Africa. Both will be sharing their personal approach and insights into the craft of Landscape photography in Africa. Join us for this very special Atelier of two exceptional talents discussing an exceptional continent, Africa.
Since a child, Hougaard has been obsessed with beautiful natural scenery and dramatic weather. Self-taught, he started using a DSLR at the early age of nineteen and has pursued a photographic career ever since - striving to capture the moment “when the light, clouds and land combine to produce scenes so beautiful that they etch a profound place in viewers’ memories”. Considered to be South Africa’s leading fine-art landscape photographer, Hougaard is well known in both local and international fine-art landscape circles, not only for his creative eye but also for his uncompromising attention to the technical aspect of photography. His work has been published in countless media all over the world, from books and magazines to calendars and coffee table books by the likes of National Geographic.
Whether hanging over the rim of an active volcano, braving the elements to photograph critically-endangered species, or trekking deep into the wilderness to places most people will never see, world-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant travels the globe seeking out amazing places and subjects in his never-ending quest to capture the beauty of our world with his camera. Ian seeks out the hidden spaces in between the familiar, relying on long exposures, unique lighting conditions, non-traditional perspectives, and special natural events to show his subjects in a new light. Known for his inspiring images and single-minded dedication to creating the perfect photo, Ian has reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world in his mission to inspire and educate others in the art of photography. Ian is a frequent contributor to many leading photo magazines, the author of numerous books and instructional videos, and founder of https://www.shuttermonkeys.com.
Shem Compion is a wildlife photographer working throughout Africa and the world. Dedicated to his craft, he has lived for 7 months in a landrover, built specialised underground hides, hiked with military escorts and slept on top of a few volcanos all in the pursuit of creating images of relevance. He shares his experiences and knowledge via books, of which he has published 7, and managing C4 Photo Safaris – a safari company dedicated to providing the highest level of service to photographers wanting to visit every corner of Africa.