Stephen Williams Photography

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I started shooting some time during 2008. At the time I was a third year student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and as part of the curriculum that year I had to intern as a photographer, I chose Die Burger newspaper. That was when I met Garth Stead, who was the picture editor at the time. Garth had an immense influence on my photography, he taught me the value of getting the shot right the first time, and and not depending on photoshop later on.  It was during this time that my photography started taking on the naturalistic style.

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By the end of 2010, I had published in every newspaper in Cape Town, from the front page to the back page. Those were the good ol’ days, lately I mostly concern myself with Wedding Photography and Photojournalism, but also have experience in shooting many other genres of photography ie, Advertising, Events, Accommodational (Realestate), Corporate, and Studio Photography.

Shooting in a naturalistic style means that I prefer to look for what is referred to as the “decisive moment”, the moment in time when a person does not know they are being photographed and therefore does not hide anything from the camera. I detest posing people in my photography, although sometimes the nature of the moment or commission demands it.

I published in the February 2012 edition of “Fresh Living” magazine, I had some of my wedding photography published in an article about the different marriage customs practised in different religions in SA. I have also published in the annual “Cape Town Month of Photography 2008”.  I work for several clients on a regular basis both here in Cape Town and in London: Freedome to Create, Die Burger, Cape Times, Cape Argus, Rapport, Beeld, Media24, Village and Life, Department of Social Development, Old Mutual, Wedding Clients, Heat Magazine.