Kobus Tollig was born in South Africa in 1979. He developed a love for nature from a young age, and this led to a desire to capture the wonderful surroundings he experienced in his native country. In 2005 he bought his first compact digital camera, and started getting involved with other photographers.
The transition to DSLR technology was a logical next step, and followed 9 months later. From this point, he developed his skills and technique fervently. Mostly self-taught, he does credit his close photographer friends over the past few years, with helping him grow to the level of experience he finds himself now and being able to do what he so loves full time.
He has become proficient in a wide range of photographic fields, and you can view some of his favourite wildlife and landscape images in the portfolio below.
Kobus first worked as a project manager for a construction company for 6 years and in mid 2009 he decided to follow his dream and become a full time photographer. He moved to Bredasdorp in the Western Cape because of the beauty and love for the Cape. He started a business called Dreampix Photography and opened a photographic studio.
Although Kobus loves nature and landscape photography he started to get more involved in portrait and wedding photography. By September 2010 Kobus was set in his path to becoming the well established professional wedding photographer he is today.
Kobus won the Landscape photo of the year 2009 on the international forum Birdphotographer.net. He reached the final of the African photographic awards in 2010, won the Getaway gallery award for October 2011 and most recently won the acclaimed Getaway/Fujifilm 2011 Animal behaviour category and also the Wildlife photographer of the Year award (pictured below).
Many of his images have been widely published in different media. Kobus also trains photographers on a weekly basis from his studio and he also travels to clients to give training.
If you would like to contact with Kobus about training, weddings, or prints please feel free to contact him at ktollig @ gmail.com or visit his website at www.dreampixphotography.com or www.dreampixweddings.com