Shem Compion is the founder and owner of C4 Images and Safaris. He uses his extensive knowledge of travel in Africa, its wildlife and the best photographic locations to deliver the best photographic safari experience possible.
Shem grew up roaming the wilds and this interest in nature led to him completing a National Diploma in Nature Conservation and Wildlife Management. With over 20 years of bush experience it was quite logical he was going to end up working in the natural world.
A self-taught wildlife photographer, Shem quickly established himself as one of the best wildlife photographers in southern Africa. His work is regularly published worldwide in magazines, calendars and books and he has placed and won in many international photo competitions. In 2010, he supplied all 72 images to the extremely popular Africa Geographic calendar. It sold out within 4 months â the first time ever.
He published his first book âA Landscape of Insectsâ in 2009. His very popular second and third books are part of the âInsiderâs Guideâ series covering the top wildlife photography spots in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, published in 2010 and 2012 respectively. He is releasing his latest book âThe truth about treesâ in April 2013.
Shem is a regular speaker at photo events and has presented photo workshops for organisations such as National Geographic and has been a keynote speaker at international photographic conventions