Outdoorphoto Portfolio 1

This post is more of a public request to all wildlife lovers and blog followers.  I hope once you have read this that you all go out and obtain one of these magnificent books for your home.

A new coffeetable book, The Outdoorphoto Portfolio 2010, is now being launched. All proceeds are going towards wildlife concervation. Please support this project and order your copy of this absolutely stunning book, with photos from 50 of the countries best nature and wildlife photographers.

Oh, yes, one of my efforts was also included in this book and its is a honour to be associated with some of our countries best wildlife photographers.


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The following is a brief description and mindset behind this book:

PRETORIA, South Africa – July 1, 2010 – Outdoorphoto, as a community website, was born in 2004 and since its inception it has shown tremendous growth.  With over 18 000 registered members it’s a clear indication of the huge interest in photography.  Although Outdoorphoto is also a photographic outlet we have spent many hours and resources on driving the community website.  We believe there is a massive need to provide a platform where like-minded people can share, inspire and support one another.

The Forum feeds the constant need for information through discussions and advice given on particular photography interests. The Gallery on the other hand boasts with an image count of over 100 000 images that are often dear to the photographers heart.  Upload your favourite images to receive comments and encouragement from other members.

The website soon made name as a site where exceptional images are posted and where the standards are high.  It is not only a professional and very active site, but also one where amateurs enjoy posting their images.   We have been requested on numerous occasions to produce a publication to celebrate these remarkable images and show them off in print format.

It has been a long-standing desire to do so and we finally found a workable solution after being approached by Gameparks publishers.  I would like to thank the team of Game Parks Publishing:  Johan, Ulrich, Burger and Niel.  I would also like to thank Wim van den Heever, my partner, for facilitating this complete process from sourcing the images up to the final product.

We are proud to publish the first in an annual series of the Outdoorphoto Portfolio.  Of the thousands of photos that were submitted, only a select few are being published.  We wish we could have given this book thousands of pages more to include all the images we take pleasure in.

I do hope that the readers appreciate these magnificent images as much as we do and we invite all to visit South Africa’s premium photographic website to see much more of the exceptional photographic work it has to present.

This Outdoorphoto Portfolio comes from a longstanding need to “give back” to photography and the community of amazing photographers that make up the social network of talent that shares a passion for Outdoor Photography.

Outdoorphoto as a prime and proud online photographic community is launching its first book with a selection of wonderful nature images. These images were carefully chosen by the editors to compile a coffee table book to show these photos of in print. Often photos are uploaded on the website and just a few eager browsers see them. The ultimate compliment for a photograph is to see it in its truest form and that is being in a publication. We wanted to offer this book to the market so that we can give that opportunity to so many good images.

We at Outdoorphoto felt that we wanted to make good use of this opportunity and do some good in the same time. We are pleased to say that a huge part of the proceeds will be given to animal welfare. The two organizations chosen is SANCCOB and FreeMe. Please take the time to click through on these links to read more on what these two organizations does. ”