"Planet Earth is my studio."™
Harvey is a freelance photographer who specialises in Event (Corporate and Wedding), Portrait, Product and Wildlife photography. He has a knack for anticipating and spotting moments, critical for crafting breathtaking and inspirational images. Whilst working with a team to capture powerful yet traditional wedding images, he pursues candid wedding moments as these are seldom seem by the bridal couple on their big day and allow them to relive the event as their guests experienced it.
Other genres include Aviation, Commercial, Motorsport, Sport. His interest in photography developed as a youngster in the late 70's in Australia from his father who had spent much time in the African bush as a camera weilding geologist. He assisted in his first wedding shoot in 1980. By '83 he began visiting South African game reserves and a love of African wildlife coupled with photography developed. He photographed school sports and social events such as fashion and pageants, developing and printing the 35mm negatives himself in his self funded, stocked and self run school darkroom.
On a personal level he photographs wildlife due the solitude and peace it brings. Birds and particularly birds in flight (BiF) became a constant pursuit due the extreme technical difficulty of thier capture.
When he is not out in the bush training amateur and advanced photographers he can be found shooting in his Johannesburg Studio, writing a photographers guide of Southern Africa and creating web sites.
South African ambassador for Sigma Optics Japan and Topaz Labs Software, USA
Achievements / Publications
1st and 2nd runner up at the Mazda Wildlife Photography awards. (2013)
Assorted awards at 500px.com, Pixoto.com, DPChallenge.com, DPAwards.com
National Geographic Explorers Wild Bird Trust (week 25).
Aviation images published in South African newspapers. (Centurion Rekord weekly)
Wildlife Images published on Sigma Global Japan website and Sigma SA Facebook Page
Gig and portrait images published in a local musicians autobiography as well as in his 50 year annual. (Steve Hofmeyr)
Gig images used on inner sleave in a local bands CD (Gravity's Grace)
SSSB "Best Blog" 2009. (Mail and Guardian Newspaper)
Avian Image Sigma Lens Advert 2014 (Makro - Retailer)
Product Photography (ClarkZaan Cattle Stud, KubeBond Vehicle Detailing, Awawas Shoes, MyVirtualSafari, Victory Motorcycles, Osiris Stationary and many more)
2014/2015 with Australian Government shooting Aus Awards People & Events in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa.
2016 Lodge Photographer SSL Lodge, Dinokeng, Gauteng, RSA.
For more info or to discuss or to book your photo tour, please click the "Contact" link and send him an email.
Photocommission is the vehicle he uses to showcase his photographic work but he also hosts and builds websites on his own dedicated server for businesses, private individuals, SME's and SOHO's. Hosting starts from as little as R150-00 p/m which buys you 5Gb of storage and unlimited monthly bandwidth with 5 MySQL databases, WebMail, POP and SMTP, FTP and a full suite of other services including anti spam, weekly backups and 24x7 support. He can build eShopping, Joomla, Wordpress, CMS, Photo Galleries, a blog and advise on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Google and Facebook advertising to attract viewers to your web presence.
For more info, click the "Contact" link and send him an email.
Thank you for visiting and I hope we meet soon!