Johann van der Walt
Johann is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a fellow of the Photographic Society of South Africa. He is also a honorary member of China Photographers Association and the country representative of Global Photographic Union.
Johann is an amateur photographer who takes his hobby seriously.
He especially enjoys landscape photography but like any amateur photographer, he is “fluent” in many genres of photography. He has won many accolades for his photographs over his photography career of which his first salon acceptances was for a landscape photograph in 1977.
In 2007 Johann was elected to the Board of the Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA) as a regional director. Johann held this position until 2011 when he was elected as a national director of PSSA. In 2009 Johann was elected as 2nd vice president of PSSA and in 2010 as 1st vice president of PSSA. In November 2011 Johann was elected to the position of President of PSSA for a 2 year term. His term as president ended in November 2013. Currently Johann is a national director of PSSA.
Johann lectures part time in photography in South Africa as well as at international photography festivals. He also participated in several international exhibitions with his photos.
About the Fujifilm X- system, Johann says “I initially bought into the Fujifilm X system in order to travel light, but soon found out that the ergonomics of these cameras far surpasses the traditional DLSR setup, and the image quality of the Fujifilm cameras definitely out perform the competition by far. I just did not want to use anything else anymore. The Fujifilm system is a love affair!”