Hougaard Malan

Landscape Photographer

Leave your long lens at home: When you photograph with Hougaard it is with a wide-angle lens and a tripod. For here is a young man who will open your eyes to the world of landscape and seascape photography. He got his first camera when he was 19 and it instantly turned his life around. Within a year of shooting as a hobby he had excelled and learned so quickly that he dropped all his previous career plans to pursue a career in nature photography.

He has an unmatched eye for composition in landscapes and is always looking at the skies in search of the perfect light. Normally landscape photographers develop with age- reaching their peak after years of studying light and composition. Yet Hougaard has shunned those years and become a master of landscapes at a very young age. His speciality is landscapes, sea-scapes and farmlands. Very quickly he has established himself as the prominent young landscape photographer in South Africa, with his images gracing many magazines and calendars. His easy manner, excellent technique and very developed compositional eye will open your eyes to compositions and light anew. Not content with being a master with camera in hand, Hougaard will also guide you through Photoshop; his deep knowledge of specific techniques will allow you to turn your already great images into absolute masterpieces.

Hougaard leads C4 Photo Safaris's land and sea-scape workshops which are held along South Africa's coastline as well as in the dunes of Namibia. At the age of 20, he is probably one of the youngest photographers ever to be accepted to the prestigious Getty Images image library. His images are used in national and international advertorial content and corporate calendars as well as being hung in prestigious galleries.


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Photographic Interests   Nature through a wide angle lens


Afrikaans, English
Equipment Digital Full Frame, Ultra wide angle lens,
Various filters for landscape photography


Various calendars and magazines


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