Judges

Brett Florens

Brett Florens

With a career spanning over twenty years, Brett Florens is an award winning international photographer.  Regarded by Nikon as one of the world’s most influential photographers, Florens has written several books on photography as well as having produced multiple video tutorials.  Brett is a sort after lecturer, speaking on stages at Photo Plus New York, WPPI, SWPP and CreativeLive to name a few.  Brett brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that he has gained working across genre and continents.  He has judged many international competitions and  knows what It is like to be on both sides of the fence.
Christelle Rall

Christelle Rall

Admired in Africa Overall Winner 2015

Christelle has been shooting weddings for almost a decade and covered more than 450 weddings as the main shooter. Her style is unique and innovative, setting and raising the bar of modern day wedding photography.  Her work speaks for itself with many international accolades, awards and publications.  In the last 10 months alone she has won the ‘Best candid wedding photo of the year” by Fearless Photographers (USA) and ranked in the Top 20 in the world by both the International Society for Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) as well as Wedding Photography Select (UK).

Danie Bester

Danie Bester

Danie is the founder of DPC and Photo Critic. He is a well-respected photography educator and accomplished fine art photographer. His work has been included in the recent Collector’s Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa. Recently, he has been hailed by the Photo World Magazine, as a “Knight of photography as art”. His philosophy about photography is that the camera is just a tool; and that true creativity comes from inside and through studying and applying visual tools and principles.
Jacki Bruniquel

Jacki Bruniquel

Admired in Africa Overall Winner 2016

Jacki is a Durban based photographer and artist who has successfully turned her passion of creating and capturing pictures into a career.  When it comes to her Fine Art work she loves making mixed media pieces and has had a number of exhibitions to date. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at the University of Cape Town (Michealis) and a National Diploma in Photography at the Durban University of Technology. She has recently been profiled on South Africa’s number one lifestyle TV show Top Billing, nominated a finalist in the Nikon Africa Photographic Awards and was included in the book Women on Women, A History of Women Photographers in South Africa.

Jacques Crafford

Jacques Crafford

Jacques is freelance videographer who specialises in tourism & travel films. His success on the social platform Instagram, has allowed him to turn his greatest passion into a job and he now travels the world telling stories for a living. When he’s not working, you’ll find him in the mountains adventuring & capturing beautiful landscapes. He also finds great joy in educating others by doing various talks and workshops related to travel photography and social media.
Amy Green

Amy Green

Amy Green is a Cape Town based photographer. Her passion for working with tiny humans has moulded and guided her career from nursing to teaching and ultimately on to her first love since she was a little girl. Photography to Remember has grown and evolved over the last few years specialising in fine art photography for both Maternity and Newborn along with documentary-style Birth photography and videography. The wonderful journey from Gender Reveals, Sitter Sessions, Cake Smashes as well as Family photo-sessions and all the milestones in between can be lovingly captured by Amy both in studio or on a picturesque location of your choice.
Nickola Balsdon

Nickola Balsdon

Nickola is a natural light photographer based in the leafy-green suburb of Kloof, Durban in KZN. She specialises in photographing bellies, babies and beyond, as well as creating beautiful fine art prints and works of art. Newborn safety is never compromised and her experience as a newborn photographer is coupled with her love for continued education in my field – allowing her to guarantee her clients beautiful images, every time.

DuWayne Denton

DuWayne Denton

Admired in Africa Overall Winner 2017