Werner has been an aviation photographer for more than two decades, from doing photography in the SANDF, to being a contracted photographer (for product catalogues & portrait photography) and; as a freelance aviation photographer. As a visual artist, he also expresses his creativity in other visual art forms such as drawing, painting and graphic design.
While much of his creative work focuses on military aviation themes, he does photographic assignments for clients in the tourism, real estate, manufacturing, industrial and retail/commercial sectors as well.
Experienced in ground-to-air and air-to-air photography, he offers the viewer the opportunity to get a personal view of the exciting world of aviation.
Aviation photography is the art of capturing images of aircraft, in flight or on the ground. Aviation photography requires knowledge of special techniques and of the aircraft to be done properly. There are different types of aviation photography, including air-to-air, ground-to-air, ground-static, and remote photography. Military aviation photography, especially air-to-air, requires additional skills.
Werner holds a restricted aviation radio license, and has completed a number of AOPA International aviation safety certificates which have bearing on aviation photography and aerodrome operations. His aviation photography has been published internationally.
He served in the Air Force for 17 years. He has formal education in PR/media liaison, photography, videography, fine art and visual media. His former Air Force career experience sharpens his flight safety awareness; an integral consideration for every aviation photo sortie or photo shoot.
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About copyright in South Africa.
Copyright in South Africa, differs from other forms of intellectual property in that it is not a right that needs to be registered (this is only a requirement in the USA).
Unlike patents, trade marks or registered designs, copyright vests in the author of a work once the work is created in a material form and remains that of the author for a period of 50 years from date of first production, or 50 years after the original artist is presumed to be deceased.
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ASSA Photographers at Air shows Workshop 2008