Steven Greaves Professional Photographer & Lecturer

Hi Photographers and Nature lovers. I have been a professional photographer since 1986; I am also the owner and photography Lecturer at STUDIO7 School of Photography & Design, which I launched in 2005.

I studied photography at Natal Technikon and thereafter worked, first as a News Cameraman at the SABC in Johannesburg, South Africa. This was just to get my “foot in the door” so to speak as my aim was to get into the SABC photography department, which I did exactly one year later. I started as junior photographer and went on to become senior photographer. After five years I resigned from the SABC to pursue my dream as a Freelance Photographer.

 “I am passionate, not just about photography, but about teaching photography as well…”

…about sharing my experiences and knowledge as a Professional Photographer. I thoroughly enjoy inspiring students and imparting  my 29 years or so of knowledge and experience in the exciting world of photography.

My style of photography has developed over time, in fact it continues to evolve. I believe that it is the result of not only my formal training combined with years of experience, but a unique way of seeing that is very often led by a deep “gut” feeling. In most of my images I intuitively try to capture a classic, timeless quality combined with a modern, contemporary approach. Some of my work has been described as having an almost “mystical” and “cinematic” quality – I suppose it’s because I try to do more than just look, I want my subject’s heartbeat to come through, I want to capture a glimpse of their essence through their eyes as they remove their masks for me.

“I am thrilled when viewers of my work have their emotions touched; their souls stirred”

I would love people to see our Creator’s hand or design in a vast moody landscape or in the close up of a beautiful fragile flower. I want to do more than just have a quick look – I want to linger and see deeply, then capture the image and share its beauty, its mystique and its power with others.

“Every waking moment I am overjoyed to be a Photographer! This has always been my dream, my excitement and my passion”

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