About your local photographer

I was born to be a photographer, but before I discovered this, I became an engineer. Once hI picked up a camera, my engineering career came to an end and I have now established myself as one of the top bird photographers in Africa. The benefit of my engineering training is my flawless technical knowledge of camera systems and the post processing software that accompanies them. I combine these skills to focus on bird-in-flight photography; where I have excelled to the point of being awarded an unprecedented 8 awards in the FujiFilm-Getaway Photo Competition in just one year. My highest accolade arrived in 2013 when I was winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the Bird Behaviour category and in 2018 placed in Animal Portraits, which undoubtedly proved that I'm one of the world's best wildlife photographers.

Today, I am a sought-after specialist wildlife photographic guide and full-time professional wildlife photographer. My passion for nature is fuelled by the reminiscence of a classic Africa and my aim is to create conservation awareness for my continent's natural wonders. My discovery of nature's special moments at a young age shaped my aspirations of today: to showcase the beauty of my continent's pristine wonders in a creative way. I believe that this is the best way to protect Africa’s natural heritage. 

"We protect what we care about, so my objective is to get enough people to care about African wildlife by showing them how beautiful nature is."

What sets me apart as a specialist wildlife photographic guide is my ability to get clients to take their own top photographs. If you want to improve your bird photography, I will guide you from approaching your subject all the way through to managing your files and editing them to produce the highest quality image possible. My simple and structured approach when tutoring clients enables immediate understanding of techniques and concepts. Other than birds, Isak has excellent knowledge of mammals and has photographed extensively across the continent on photo workshops and tours. 
Isak is very involved in presenting photo workshops and leading photo safaris. He has taken a keen interest in educating photographers about their surroundings as well as teaching them the art of photography. He uses his knowledge of post-processing and cataloguing techniques to clearly show you how to get the best out of your RAW image. His teaching manner is so well regarded that he has been flown across the continent to present post-processing talks and workshops.

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