Danie Bester has been attributed for his contribution in the DEKAT Magazine. A couple of his Fine Art photos of the Kalahari has been used in an article about South African writer, Karin Brynard's latest book, "Tuisland". The black and white photos are scenes from Kolmanskop and Botswana, in Danie's dramatic photography style. DEKAT, is an award-winning, upmarket lifestyle magazine that has become entrenched in South African art culture. The Magazine is currently on sale in shops nationwide.
One of Danie Bester’s signature prints, Silent Concrete is on display at Decorex Johannesburg at Décor Identity’s stand. The delightful, contemporary stand, forms part of the 100% Design South Africa initiative. The initiative encourages and feature work by South African designers and artists only. Elisha Annandale, the owner of Decor Identity, chose Danie’s print as one of the main attractions of her display. The limited edition, framed print of the Gautrain Bridge, is almost 2 meters wide and makes a striking visual statement. It comes from Danie’s fine art architectural series, Silent Concrete. The silent concrete collection depicts concrete structures, fly-overs, and bridges in an almost post-apocalyptic way. This timeless, black and white, panoramic artwork will look beautiful in most modern, or eclectic interiors. Danie hopes to add another few studies to the collection within the next year. Feel free to contact Danie for a personal viewing. (Update 06 September 2016) Below is a short video clip by Decorex, interviewing Elisha and showing off the Decor Identity stand at the 2016 show. Danie’s print is visible behind Elisha during her insightful interview.
Danie Bester’s black and white, fine art architectural image of Sandton City Office Tower, “Isosceles” have been featured in the 2016 Winter edition of Elle Decoration Magazine. Elle Decoration, featured a series of artistic black and white architectural photos by well-known and emerging photographers. The criteria encompassed “New perspective in black and white, lines shapes and reflections” and “poetry using architecture and light”. ELLE DECORATION South Africa, is one of 25 editions of the world’s best-selling homes magazine. The Magazine will be on the shelves as of the 1st of June until the end of July. Alternatively, you can buy the digital version via Zinio: https://za.zinio.com/www/browse/product.jsp?rf=sch&productId=500650678#/
Danie Bester’s impressionist photograph, titled “Duplicity”, have been Featured in Illusion’s Webby Award-winning online Magazine. Illusion Scene 360 is a hip online arts magazine, covering fine art, design, cinema, tattoo and graffiti. Illusion’s goal is to feature innovative work by emerging artists.
This year, for the first time, Danie Bester will be showcasing and selling prints from his Seascapes 2015 Collection at the Johannesburg Homemakers Expo. Danie is collaborating with Elisha Annandale from Décor Identity where some of his fine art prints are displayed in a modern bedroom setting. The stand is situated in the Live By Design Area, where hand-picked exhibitors will showcase new décor styles and trends. The event takes place from 25–28 February at the Ticketpro Dome. The complete Seascape Collection will be viewable in print and book-form at the Expo. The works of art consist of Minimalist and Impressionist seascapes which will compliment any modern, or eclectic interior. The subtleties and soft nuances of the tones and details are out of this world and showcase Danie’s masterful ability to capture and create mood. You can download a presentation of the Seascapes-2015 Collection in PDF format. Feel free to Contact Danie if you would like to view the collection in print.
Danie Bester’s fine art photography is featured in the Collectors Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa (Page 26-27). The beautiful hard-cover coffee table book feature over 300 SA Artists, mini-biographies and 1078 pieces of art. The central theme reads “a Visual Journey into the Thoughts, Emotions and Minds of 308 Artists”. The book will be available in book-stores at R295 soon. If you are interested in buying the book, Contact the Publishers at “Art and Artists in South Africa” or if you would like to place a postal order, contact Jenna Bester at 079 520-4436. Name-list of Artists covered: a) Joan Abrahams, Fiona Almeleh, Jean Abrie, Jen Adam, Darren Aiken, Fil Angelakis, Sally Arnold, Katharine Ambrose, Wendy Anziska, Beth Diane Armstrong, Heather Auer, b) Penny Baillie, Louise Barnard, Lerentia Basson, Natasha Barnes, Dawn Beadle, Jacqueline Bekker, Carl Becker, Richard Becker, Kirsten Beets, Christiane Behrmann, Marguerite Beneke, Brenda Berger, Caren Bestbier, Danie Bester, Daphne Bester, Stephanie Bester, Hilda Beukes, Janet Bester Spaun, Bowen Boshier, Dana Biddle, Chrissie Boltman, Joja Blom, Doret Bonthuys, Carla Bosch, Renee Bosman, Janet Botes, Cherylin Botha-Louw, Desiree Brand, Doris Brand, Anton Brink, Koos Bronkhorst, Roy Brooks, Anna-Mare Buys, Liesel Brune, Maretha Burger-Champion, Terenia […]
Danie Bester shares his top 10 Landscape Photography Tips in PiX magazine (October – November 2013) It is PiX Magazine’s 10th Birthday Issue and in this issue various professionals share their top 10 tips about specific genres. In this edition, I share my Top 10 Landscape Photography tips (Page 66-69). The aspects covered are… Capturing Light and Shadow Shoot at Dawn and Dusk Shoot with Intent Have a clear Focal Point Foreground Interest Think about Lines Know your F/stops and Shutter Speeds Stability Filters you cannot do without Develop a solid Workflow If you would like to read the full article make sure you get the October-November 2013 back issue from PiX About PiX magazine: PiX is South Africa’s leading photographic magazine. PiX magazine is aimed at the technophiles who insist on owning the latest gadgets, the professional and hobbyist photographer, and everybody who has an interest in the art of photography or even simply owns a camera, and uses it to preserve their precious memories.
Check out Danie Bester’s Guide to HDR Photography in PiX magazine (August – September 2013) A major drawback in photography is the camera’s lack of dynamic range. Dynamic range refers to a camera’s capacity to capture details throughout the tonal range; highlights, midtones, and shadows. In this edition, I share insights on how to shoot and create HDR images, which cover a much wider dynamic range. Some of the aspects covered in my article are: What is HDR? How to shoot HDR, including Stick to “good old methods” No need to HDR everything HDR software and Workflow Do not Overcook Conserve TIME Maintain a consistent STYLE Digital Workflow… You can read the full article by getting the August-September 2013 edition of PiX Magazine About PiX magazine: PiX is South Africa’s leading photographic magazine. PiX magazine is aimed at the technophiles who insist on owning the latest gadgets, the professional and hobbyist photographer, and everybody who has an interest in the art of photography or even simply owns a camera, and uses it to preserve their precious memories.
Check out Part 2 of Danie’s Essential Guide to Creative Landscape Photography, which featured in the PiX magazine (June – July 2013) In this article, I focus on Creative Camera Settings and Gear that will help you to capture creative landscapes. Some of the aspects covered are: Creative Camera Settings including Dummy Settings like ISO, Aperture Priority etc… Creative blur, Best practice, Black and white.. Inside the Landscape Photographer’s Bag, including Lens choice, Filters, use of Flash, Torches etc… If you would like to read the full article make sure you get the June – July 2013 back issue from PiX About PiX magazine: PiX is South Africa’s leading photographic magazine. PiX magazine is aimed at the technophiles who insist on owning the latest gadgets, the professional and hobbyist photographer, and everybody who has an interest in the art of photography or even simply owns a camera, and uses it to preserve their precious memories.
Part 1 of Danie’s Essential Guide to Landscape Photography is featured in the April-May 2013 edition of PiX Magazine This is my first instalment on a series of articles about Landscape Photography. In this edition, I write about the importance of getting to the right locations and how to creatively use light for dramatic landscapes. Some of the aspects covered are: Location, location, location Scouting for Light and Subject Work the Light… Including back-lighting, side-lighting, flat lighting, dawn, dusk, overcast days etc… You can read the full article by ordering the April-May 2013 back issue from PiX About PiX magazine: PiX is South Africa’s leading photographic magazine. PiX magazine is aimed at the technophiles who insist on owning the latest gadgets, the professional and hobbyist photographer, and everybody who has an interest in the art of photography or even simply owns a camera, and uses it to preserve their precious memories.