Garyth picked up his first camera at the age of 20 years old whilst traveling abroad and immediately took to the medium. He studied at Natal Technikon from 1991-1993 and continued to travel abroad using photography to fund his travels. He then continued his studies and got a Degree in Photography from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Garyth now works as a freelance photographer from Noordhoek in Cape Town. He is also involved in teaching photography. He was head of the Photography Department at Cape College from 1999 to 2002. He then was asked to setup the Photography Department at a new Design and Photography school in Stellenbosch called Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography.
Garyth works on a part time basis now at the Academy and spends the rest of his time focusing on his freelance work.
His freelance work covers a wide scope of genres from food, wine, product, landscape, weddings and people photography. He enjoys the interaction with people and it is his understanding of people that enables him to create and produce exactly what his clients per-visualize in a job.
He has done work for various international brands and magazines and keeps striving to explore and learn more in his field.
Garyth was one of the winners of the Indiafrica Photography Competition 2014
At Congress Garyth will talk about landscape photography and then move into the impact digital mobile photography has had in the world of photography.
“There are many photographers out there using mobile devices in the professional arena of photography and it has changed how we approach many genres in photography compared to the days of using film photography. Technology has made things instantaneous and the demand for turn around with professional jobs has changed the way we operate. Mobile devices have developed to produce images that are the same, if not betters than DSLR cameras.
The examples of images below have all been taken using mobile devices.
Some of Garyth’s images below (all taken using mobile devices) –
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