Igno van Niekerk of A Photographer’s Life

Hi there, my name is Igno van Niekerk. I am an amateur photographer with a keen interest in the miracles that appear in front of my lens every time I go out to take pictures.  There are incredible stories in the simple things that happen, and I have turned these into inspirational talks…On my blog I share some of these stories as many people have asked me for references after these talks.  I created the blog to keep in touch with these people and because I enjoy sharing the magic of living.

Why do you blog?
I blog to define my thoughts, share it with others, and find like minded souls around the world

If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Probably my own – To check the spelling 🙂

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Photoshop – 7 years
A photographer 24 years

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?

Mac or PC?

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
My external hard drive – it keeps my backups!

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
A Canon zoom lens with Image stabilization

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Enjoy every moment – it what’s photography is all about: great moments…

What inspires you to create?
The time I spend finding beauty.

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
It’s shorter than we think.  Never postpone being grateful for what you have … the opportunity to spend time in a world full of miracles.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Anywhere where it is safe and my kids and wife can be happy

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spare time?  I love the concept…  Maybe we should do what we love in our main time and work in our spare time…
Not answering, am I?  I love to think, I think.

What talent would you most like to have?
To be a great, loving, caring father. 

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Serendipity
What is your least favorite word? hate
What turns you on? Beauty (this includes my wife, kids and nature)
What turns you off? Hard people
What sound or noise do you love? Silence
What sound or noise do you hate? Loud noise
What is your favorite curse word? Flippit
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Pro Photographer
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Judging others
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Welcome!  You’ve been a great servant so far…well done!

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