Featured Photographer – Daniel Venter

Q1. Tell us a bit about the image

We love to offer our clients a little something more above the clothing choice they bring along to a session. We’re aiming to style our sessions to our taste. My wife makes the dress as part of the the package


Q2. What inspired you to take the shot?.

The fall colours and of course the blue dress worked perfectly as a complementary colour scheme


Q3. What gear did you use for the shot including lighting?

I have a soft spot for the 200mm f2 Ais Nikkor so I was my go to lens for almost the entire shoot. The separation is awesome and simply creates a unique look. I shot it on a Nikon D810 and of course I like to shoot natural light with much of my work. This time of year the light is incredible


Q4. Tell us about the editing process?

I dont spend a lot of time in the post processing stages. I got rid of any green hues that were in the image using photoshop so I could simplify the colour palette in the image. I.e. I selected the greens and changed the hues to a more yellow range. There wasn’t much else other than a bit of contrast pop and altering the blue tones to get into the range I wanted. I usually import images into Lightroom and then finalize in photoshop


Q5. How does this piece reflect you as an artist 

Not sure how to answer this lol Most people can recognise my work and say it has a certain nuance. I dont know what it could be but I know it’s my style because of the DOF, framing and edit




  1. Daniel Venter on October 23, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to share my passion

  2. Nicoline on October 24, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Daniel is one of the best photographers I know! I love his work, his passion and he is also willing to share his knowledge! I just love seeing his work every day!

  3. Mark on February 3, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Does Daniel have some kind of an editing workshop online?

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