Welcome to Vision Photography
Vision Photography is based in the east of Pretoria, South Africa, and was established in January 2008 by photographer, Villiers Steyn. Although he is based in Pretoria, Villiers travels extensively throughout southern-Africa and only spends about 50% of the year in town.
Villiers Steyn was born in South Africa in 1982 and from a very young age his first passion has been wildlife. Regular traveling in southern Africa with his parents fuelled his passion for the outdoors and in 2001 he started studying Nature Conservation at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria.
Two years before, in high school, he became school photographer and sub-editor of the school newspaper. This gave him the opportunity to develop crucial skills needed to master his second great passion, photography! Villiers photographed every school event imaginable, from sports events to socials to prize giving ceremonies.
After he had completed his National Diploma in Nature Conservation, he embarked on a four-year leopard study in Botswana's Northern Tuli Game Reserve in partial fulfillment of his B-Tech and M-Tech degrees in Nature Conservation. It was here that Villiers spent countless days in the African bush photographing the scenery and animals that are so dear to his heart.
After completing his research in Botswana, Villiers felt the urge to start his own photography business...and Vision Photography was born. The name had been chosen years before, as Villiers believes a clear vision is the first step to achieving goals and making dreams come true!
Currently Villiers works as a freelance photographer and writer for the WEG / GO magazines, as well as the WegRY / DriveOUT magazines, amongst others. He has published more than 50 articles with these two publications over the past three years! Villiers also presents a wildlife photography insert on South Africa's best known conservation show, 50/50.
Villiers has recently started working in partnership with the company Wild Eye. Wild Eye specialises in Travel, Photography and Equipment, making it your one-stop photographic and travel stop. Villiers will be presenting a series of Digital Photography 101 courses for beginners and intermediate photographers in Pretoria, and will also lead a number of Wild Eye photographic expeditions throughout 2012.
For more information, please visit the Wild Eye website at www.wild-eye.co.za