Professional Photographer

Travel, Nature, Wildlife, Action, People and Project Photographer

Professional Photographer

Charel Schreuder PhotographerI have been an enthusiastic photographer from early years and after completing a Professional Photography Diploma Course at the Institute of Professional Photography in London UK in 2009 I started to work as Professional Photographer in January 2010.

I have travelled on assignment to photograph some of the most popular tourist cities in Europe for iPhone Apps – Photo Travel Guides.

A brief synopsis…..

Since school days photography interested me and my first ever camera was a Kodak Instamatic 104. Photography and equipment has come a long way since then.

After school I worked and studied to become an Engineering Draughtsman and as time progressed I graduated into the business world in a variety of occupations through the years.

Travel

Being a keen traveller and outdoors man I have travelled extensively in Europe and Sub Equatorial Africa by motorcycle, the most memorable of these being to Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania on two occasions, June 1998 and June 2006. Other countries travelled include: South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Zanzibar (Tanzania), Pemba Island (Tanzania), Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuwait, China, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.

The Beginning

In 2007 I moved to London UK and that is where I became more aware of photography and the opportunities that it presented. It was a time where it was difficult to find employment within my particular skill set, upon which I then committed to a diploma course in Professional Photography, Dip.Pro Photo (Inst P.Photo), to be able to create a self employment scenario.

“I enjoy a challenge, nature, travel, people, animals and action. Within these parameters I find satisfaction in capturing moments of unique expression and splendour.”

My first assignment was for a company in Singapore that designs Photo Travel Guide Apps for Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and Kindle. This took me to Cape Town, London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Madrid. What a great time!

In October 2013 I returned to South Africa to start work as a Professional Photographer. Contact Me Here

Other Interests

I enjoy the great outdoors and other interests include: Martial Arts (Traditional Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate), Archery, Fly Fishing, Rock & Surf Fishing, Diving, Motorcycling, Cycling, Camping, Cooking, Music and Reading.