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Hougaard Malan Landscape Photography

Photographs of Southern Africa and Abroad

I am a professional landscape photographer from South Africa with a passion for capturing compelling images of nature. I have spent most of my time behind the camera in South Africa's Western Cape and Namibia, but I've traveled plenty within Southern Africa. I will be relocating to Pretoria at the end of 2013 to focus more on the North-Western part of S.A, but also with the goal of building a portfolio of Gauteng's Cityscapes. I have always lived 2000km from the Drakensberg, so moving to within half a day's drive of South Africa's grandest landscape holds a lot of exciting prospects for me.  

Southern Africa has vast geographical diversity and photographic potential. From the towering red dunes of the Namib, seaside forests of the Wild Coast, to the Basalt peaks of the Drakensberg; there is no shortage of beautiful views. My focus is however starting to shift more to international markets and I have travelled to Patagonia and Seychelles recently in the aim to produce images with more global appeal. Tuscany and Iceland are next on my list. Click on the interactive map to explore!

For any aspiring landscape photographers, visit CapturEarth to find photography workshops, tutorials, techniques and Photoshop tips to help take your images to the next level.

I hope you enjoy my landscape photography and exploring the wonders of Southern Africa and the world through my site.  If you like what you see then you can share the site and/or follow me using the buttons on the left!


January 14, 2014

In The Footsteps of Pierneef

Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, for those who don’t know, was South Africa’s greatest landscape artist. He passed away many decades ago and his paintings are highly prized possessions nowadays, fetching between R300k to R6mil at auction. The best ones have travelled the world into private, corporate and museum collections. He has a very recognizable style and

November 4, 2013

Where to Post?

In light of recent happenings and opinions I’m hesitant about posting directly to Facebook. I’m the last person who worries about having highly compressed 900px 72dpi images stolen. It’s an issue of building my brand on a platform that I own and control. I know viewing images on Facebook is very convenient, but it doesn’t

September 18, 2013

The Perfect Wide-Angle Lens

The first wide angle I ever owned was the Sigma 10-20mm. It was a revolution in my photography and I can still remember the excitement of waiting for the delivery, unwrapping it and walking around the house with my eye glued to the viewfinder. A Wide lens is a compulsory item for landscape photography, as

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Landscape photo of a tropical beach under blue skies
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landscape photo of beach dunes at sunset
Landscape photo of a steep river gorge lined with bright autumn trees