Xander and Mariaan Buys — better known by their Instagram handle Nomads Travel and Nature — told us that Instagram is “the best-suited platform for photographers to display their work”.
“It is a bit cumbersome to publish images but well worth the effort. The proper use of hashtags makes it easy to reach your intended audience,” they add.
It wasn’t always the case though.
Xander explains that when he was growing up, film cameras were the tour de force.
“As I grew up, I also had a selection of my own cameras — in those days cheap 120 mm spool film cameras were widely used. These were slung along to capture images on school outings and family holidays and the like,” he notes.
A husband and wife team, Xander and Mariaan Buys specialise in nature, travel, architecture, lifestyle and concert photography. But it was the former that caught our eye.
‘In those days cheap 120 mm spool film cameras were widely used’
They also operate two additional photography streams, with Mariaan beginning a new venture in the coming months.
“Our current plans are to visit as many new places as possible, time and budget permitting,” they add.
“Our long-term plan is to develop our portfolio to such a standard so that we can obtain endorsements/sponsorships for a three-year venture we plan to undertake once we retire.”
“In short, we want to travel through South Africa extensively to promote nature conservation and tourism by means of our website and social media presence.”
Digital All Stars is a series of articles which aims to celebrate the best of South African digital. The articles, which will appear on Memeburn and Ventur