About Andrew Aveley

 

Take some time and learn a little more about Andrew Aveley, the Wildlife & Nature Photographer and why I have a

passion for photography, Africa and her ethereal beauty.

About Andrew Aveley

I am a passionate man, husband and father, born and raised in Africa. My main core values are honesty, respect and integrity and this drives me every day in whatever challenge or task I face.

I have developed my craft and visual story telling over the past 21 years, and love sharing my work with others, so they may experience the majestic wild african bush through my eyes. The many hours spent just embracing Wild Africa, where my heart and passion lies, has formed an essential part of this journey. Here learning more about the Landscape, Flora and Fauna has guided me to create unique pieces of visual art.

I love bending the light to create works of art and my understanding of the fundamentals of light in photography is what is used to tell these African Stories. Most of my pieces of have been created under the African Sky with only silent thoughts, the quietness of nature, the camera and the light.  

The love of sharing personal knowledge of both camera craft and the African Bush with people, is something I cherish when given the opportunity to do so. Not only will they experience the African Bush in its intoxicating beauty, but they can find their inspiration, creative flair and grow in their own photographic journeys.

Nature can be an unpredictable canvas, but applying my creative flair, knowledge and camera to capture a moment, I can save this moment before its lost forever, drawing the viewer in, and sharing the story.

Testimonials

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling.

If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

Sir Don McCullin

Jonathan and Angela Scott – The Big Cat People

Andrew you are a gentleman – and your work speaks for you. Keep following that pathway to bliss with energy and creativity – we will always look for your work. Warm regards – J and A

Philip and Nadine – Switzerland 

Andrew is a great teacher and fantastic host. Our time in the bush was spectacular and he did everything in order to make our stay as pleasant and instructive as possible. He met the needs of every photographer on a very individual basis thus maximizing benefits for myself and the other participants. 

Angela and Trevor – United Kingdom

Your professionalism in organising our time to best advantage and you humour in putting up with us made the trip. It was a wonderful trip and ranks really highly amongst the best we’ve ever done.

Achievments

“Humility is the realization that not everything that happens in life is all about you. Things may work out well, but you may not have been the primary reason for their success.

Things may fail, but the failure may not have been your fault.”

Harold Kushner

Awards

 

Being recognised by your peers is always a humbling experience. These are some that I am very proud of:

Sony Pro Photo Awards – Winner 2009

Fuji / Getaway Photographer of the Year 2010

Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards – Finalist 2013/14

BBC Vieola Wildlife Photographer of the year – Finalist 2011/12/13/14/15

Africa Geographic photographer of the year -Finalist 2017

Natures Best Africa AWARDS – Finalist 2017

Wilderness Safaris Competition – Winner and runner up in Wildlife and Conservation photography 2019

 

 Publications

 

Having your work shared in print and making a difference to conservation worldwide is extremely important to me.

Outdoorphoto Portfolio 1  – Coffee Table Book Contributor 2010

Outdoorphoto Portfolio 2  – Coffee Table Book Contributor 2014

Landrover Magazine – Contributor 2015

Remembering Elephants Project –  Contributor 2015

Remembering Elephants Project –  Contributor 2016

Remembering Rhino’s Project –  Contributor 2017

Remembering Lions Project –  Contributor 2019

E-BOOKS – Published Canon Focus System Series  

Self Published – An African Wildlife Photographer in your bag

Self Published – An African Landscape Photographer in your bag

Presentations

To share my passion and knowledge is something that I love to do. These have been amazing opportunities.

Knysna photographic Society 2012/15/16/18/19

Port Elizabeth Photographic Club 2013/2016

Canon South Africa Expo Presenter & Pro Services 2013, Roadshow Presenter 2014/2017, FESPA International Expo 2018, Eastern Cape Roadshow 2018, Photo & Video Expo 2019

Photo & film Expo 2014/2015/2016

Cape Town Photo Club 2014

Retro Focus Camera Club 2014

Wildshots 2015/2016

Cape Town WPOTY Exhibition Guest Speaker 2015

Knysna Arts Festival 2016

Getaway Show Workshops 2018

Photo Plus Africa 2018

 

Remembering Wildlife

I am a proud contributor to the Remembering Wildlife book initiative raising funds for nature conservation around the globe.

Visit the Remembering Wildlife website to contribute to this wonderful project. Four of my images appear in these publications.

Margot Raggett – Founder Remembering Wildlife

” Blown away by the kindness and the lengths our photographers go to for our cause, particularly in such a challenging year.

Thank you so much to all you have done to make a diffeerence to our wildlife…. “