My name is Andre Kleynhans. I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. I lived in South Africa until I was 25, after that I started working on Cruise Ships. I’ve been on Cruise Ships now for over 6 years. Having the opportunity to see the world ignited the interest in Photography for me. I always loved taking my Dad’s camera off him and being the one taking the family pictures. Back then it was still film cameras, and film wasn’t that cheap to develop so I couldn’t really just snap away as I wanted.
My career on Cruise Ships gave me the opportunity to invest in my first camera. I did my homework and got myself a Nikon D300s. I loved that camera, it taught me so much. I learn pretty much everything I know about photography through self-studying. I once signed up for an online course but it proved to be more a waist of money. I am a big fan of a website called Creative Live, perhaps you’ve heard of it. A very renowned photographer named Chase Jarvis created it. He is actually my favorite photographer. I always watched the online classrooms, and tried to learn as much as I possibly can.
Today I shoot with a Nikon D800. What a magical camera, it brings me joy every time I release that shutter. It produces magic.
What type of pictures do I take? Good Question, I love landscape photography. Any thing from Sunsets/Sunrises, Seascapes, the Moon or Stars if I have a nice dark evening. Sometimes when I go to South Africa for vacation I will do some Animal Photography. I enjoy doing panoramas, I find it very interesting to cut up a scene in front of me with the camera and put it all back together in post production.
What do I want from my photography? Not sure yet, at the moment I just love anticipating a great scene, or wait for that WOW moment to happen. I like to show my work to friends and family. Sometimes I am definitely my worst critic.
I hope you enjoy what I have to share. If you like what you see, let me know. If you connect with a specific image don’t miss the opportunity to own it and share it in your life.