The international success of Heinrich van den Berg, both as a photographer in his own right, and as writer of books such as Reflection and Shades of Nature which showcase his work, makes him the leading authority on black-and-white photography in South Africa. In this, the fourth book in the Photo Tips Series, he reveals his "trade secrets" for capturing and creating beautiful and striking black-and-white images, through familiar and easily-grasped tips.
Not all masters are teachers. How fortunate, then, for the reader and aspiring photographer that Heinrich van den Berg's excess of talent and experience is so easily accessible through his considered, flowing explanations and tips. Simple and yet filled with meaning, each tip, whether professional or general, is easy for the reader to conceptualise, despite their being strikingly original. His holistic approach to the art of photography coupled with ease of explanation makes this book a must for any fan of black-and-white photography.
Husband and wife award-winning photographers Philip and Ingrid van den Berg share a love of Africa and all its facets. It is their passion to capture unique moments in nature and share these with readers, through the pages of their wildlife books. Now retired from careers in environmental education and biological sciences, Philip and Ingrid have transformed a love of photography into a full-time "hobby", with several acclaimed wildlife books to their credit. With their extensive knowledge of the natural world coupled with their scientific backgrounds, they are an integral part of the HPH team of photographers and writers.
Heinrich van den Berg is an international award-winning wildlife photographer, and is also an accomplished writer and publisher. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Van den Berg is well known for pushing the boundaries of photography to create explosive images that are as beautiful as they are emotive.
Van den Berg heads his own publishing company, HPH Publishing, and has successfully published over 40 full-colour wildlife titles since 2001. His books are highly acclaimed for both their quality and content.
Heinrich and his wife Dana travel extensively in search of unique images, always with an eye for the unusual and a new perspective on the known world. Although Dana is a new addition to the team, she has already contributed substantially to the pool of photographs in the HPH Image Library.
Along with other photographs from the HPH fold, Heinrich has featured prominently in numerous coffee-table books, calendars, magazine portfolios and other photographic publications worldwide. Both national and international magazines such as National Geographic, GEO, TERRA, Terra Sauvage, the New York Times, the Times of London, Getaway, Africa Geographic, Go! and numerous others have published HPH work.
Van den Berg also shares his photography knowledge through exclusive workshops held across southern Africa.