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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!


September 22, 2014

Sick of Sunsets

In all genres of nature photography we often get far too obsessed with dramatic light. There’s nothing wrong with it and it does produce amazing shots, but in our obsession with golden light we miss many other opportunities. This week I’ll be posting my favourite ‘blue’ shots with no hint of dramatic colour. I’ll explain

September 20, 2014

A New Perspective

NOTE – This article was featured in the September edition of PIX magazine. Many parts were edited, which left other areas nonsensical. All the images weren’t featured alongside the right text and some of the images that the text refers too aren’t there at all. Please read my original version for things to make sense.

July 22, 2014

Namibia Photo Tours 2015

There are a lot of very photogenic places on our planet, but a certain few stand head and shoulders above the rest. Areas where there are an abundance of remarkable and easily accessible photographic opportunities. Landscapes like Iceland, Patagonia and The Colombia River Gorge jump to mind. I’ve been lucky enough to have one such

 Latest Images

landscape photo of the sun rising below the slopes of the drakensberg
landscape photo of the golden gate mountains in south africa
landscape photo of lago pehoe in stormy weather
landscape photo of a colourful sunset on bloubergstrand beach looking towards table mountain
Image of South African union buildings with lightning in the background
Landscape photo of a Tuscan villa in sunrise mist
  • Panoramic photo of the Tuscan farmlands on a misty morning