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The short story of Dewald Kirsten

What I Do

Commercial Photography

Dewald Kirsten has an extensive history of working with big commercial clients from all over the world. The creative process is what really gets Dewald working his magic and making sure that your idea and concept gets created to the best of his ability.

Landscape Photography

Dewald offers his expertise as a landscape photographer to capture the landscape for marketing purposes for various commercial entities. Dewald also offers an extensive portfolio of his very best landscape photography available for print.

Wedding Photography

With more than 200 weddings under the belt, Dewald will make sure that you get the very best photos from your big day. From the best moments, like walking down the aisle tossing the bouquet, he will make sure that all the action gets captured.

Portrait Photography

Be it a family portrait session or a professional model portfolio you require, Dewald can help with that. Capture those magical family moments together or make sure you look you’re very best for your modelling agency, nothing is impossible.

Dewald Kirsten

Dewald Kirsten

Owner & Photographer

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Welcome, my name is Dewald Kirsten. I am a photographer based in the Western Cape of South Africa.

I have been a full-time professional photographer now since 2010 and I am loving every moment of it.

My journey to where I am today started with my love for art at school. I soon figured that it would be easier, and faster, to just take a photo of the scene I wanted to portray. But due to financial difficulties, I could not go study photography like I planned to do after school.

I literally started working in my father’s plumbing shop the very next day after finishing high school. I was in the plumbing trade for the next 9 years of my life.

In 2009 the recession struck worldwide and I was retrenched from the company I was working for at that time. At that stage, I was offering fly fishing guided trips as a sideline and had all my hopes on becoming a fly fishing guide on some tropical location. 6 months down the line and I wasn’t stuck on some tropical island trying to catch monster fish on feathers and fluff, so I had to make alternative plans.

I have since bought my first SLR camera and fell in love with the aspects of photography. At the end of that 6 months, I needed to start earning some money and start doing it fast and my photography business was born.

Now, years later and I can not imagine doing anything else with my life. To capture special moments at weddings to hiking up a mountain to shoot a landscape scene that has never been shot before to shooting a commercial project that benefits a major company is so much more rewarding to me than any other job out there. I get to tell a story with my images and people from all over the world get the chance to see it and share in it with me.

So to end of this short little Bio, if you wish to see any of my work, please follow me on my Facebook Pages and my Instagram, there you will get to know me as a person.

For the best resolution images, please view my website.

To end off with one or two quotes from the Master Landscape photographer, Ansel Adams:

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.”
Ansel Adams

“I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!”
Ansel Adams