5 Incredible Photographers in South Africa to Follow


Compelling photographers have the ability to become storytellers of their environment through their camera lenses, and these photographers in South Africa have been consistently captivating us with their imagery as Shutterstock Custom contributors and talented creatives. Our network boasts a worldwide community of contributors, with each photographer or videographer showcasing their individual visual style through the custom content they create for our clients. The enchanting images that the lenses of these 5 photographers in South Africa create continue to inspire our team, which is why we’re so excited to highlight their portfolios. South Africa boasts a rich and intricate array of diverse cultures, and these photographers use their talent and equipment to showcase how they perceive their environments perfectly. 

Here are five incredible photographers in South Africa that you need to know. 

Thami Mbenekazi

We first fell for Thami’s black and white portraiture, but it’s his personal projects that have been capturing our attention as of late. His new work titled “Golden Generation” features stunning visuals of children speckled with gold paint. But we won’t give away too much. Check out his Instagram for details about the projects he’s currently working on. 

Dean Tucker

Although Dean is based in Capetown, chances are you’re going to have to catch a plane to connect with him on his worldwide adventures. The travelling content creator and photographer has a multitude of visual skillsets that make up his photography style, from architecture to landscape to people, Dean can truly create it all and create it well. 

Elisha Bax Dibkoane

Whether he’s creating impactful aerial content of the dramatic coastlines of South Africa, or highlighting the colors of sunrises and sunsets- Elisha’s images bring fresh perspective to the landscape of his environment. Be prepared to feel instantly wanderlust browsing his images and video on his Instagram, accurately named @DudeFromSA. 

Dean Petersen

Dean’s dramatic portraiture style continues to enrapture our team in every image he creates, and every model he shoots. With a sort of ethereal beauty, the talented portrait photographer is a master of light, both artificial and natural. If you’re a photographer looking to be inspired by portrait photography, look no further than browsing Dean’s work.

Donovan Myburgh

Wedding photographer Donovan is a true genius of emotion, and an artist when it comes to capturing those pivotal romantic moments that happen during a wedding. Whether he’s creating work for our clients in his home-base of Johannesburg, or capturing moments of love through his wedding clients, we continue to be inspired by his stunning images.

We hope you're inspired by these 5 talented South Africa based photographers, with this article offering a small glimpse into the diverse talents of this beautiful country. Are you a photographer or videographer based in South Africa? Apply here to get started creating custom content with our global network of clients.

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