Photographer and Shot of the Year 2015

This is the big day we all waited for! The Photo Critic Shot of the Year and the Photographer of the Year Competitions for 2015 has finally been decided by our  judges. Here they are: 

Photo Critic Shot of the Year 2015

The Shot of the Year competition is divided into two categories, Nature and Human Categories. The winners have been decided from the Shot of the Month Winners

"Little One" by Luke Brouwers | Nature Category

"The heat of the competition" by Caleb Dredge | Human Category 

Luke Brouwers | Photographer of the Year 2015!

The Photographer of the Year is the grand prize. It is the highest accolade we bestow on a photographer we felt consistently submitted high-quality work throughout the year. Our winner, who has been performing exceptionally throughout the year, is Luke Brouwers! We are including a few of Luke's Featured Images below. If you would like to see more of his images, visit his Photo Critic Profile


Photographer of the Year

Luke Brouwers receives the following prizes: 

  • Vanguard Up-Rise II 48 Photo Backpack to the value of R3,250!
  • Full one day Personal Training with Danie Bester

Shot of the Year Winners: Human and Nature Category

Both Luke Brouwers and Caleb Dredge each receives the following: 

  • R1,000 Cash Prize 
  • 1 Free Workshop / Course of their choice up to R2, 300, or R2, 300 discount on DPC's Wedding Photography / Architectural Photography Courses. Valid for one (1) year.

*  Please note that the prizes are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable.  

How the Judging was done

The Judges

Our panel of judges consisted of a panel of 8 photographers from the DPC team, Danie Bester, Warren James, Deon Coetzee, Trompie van der Berg, John Fox, Bruna Mentrup-Nortje, Kevin Richards and Nolan Lister.

Shot of the Year

Scoring was done by adding each judge's score. The image, which scored the highest points in each of the two categories, Nature, and People, were awarded the Shot of the Year.

Photographer of the Year

The most consistent members from South Africa have been nominated and then each judge voted for their photographer of the year. The member with the most votes was awarded the prestigious Photo Critic Photographer of the Year.

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Very well done Luke. You deserve to win. Your photos are exceptional!!!

Well done Caleb. You deserve your win.

Thank you Photo Critic for giving us the opportunity to share these photographs.

Thank you very much Susan.

Well done Luke and Caleb!

And well done to all the SOTM winners too!

Thank you Kevin

Congratulations to all! 

Good morning Luke

Well I am "total uit die veld geslaan" with your photos

Well done you certainly are a worthy winner 

Thank you very much Theo.

Congratulations to all - great shots!

Congratulations to Luke and Caleb - truly inspirational photographs and to the judges.

Thank you Chez.

Congratulations Luke.

I love to stand in your shadow.

Giants make big shade.

Hope to see many more.

Thank you so much Dries





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