"Thanks for the most amazing 3 day safari. We joined as casual photographers but have been inspired by Heinrich and the other participants to pursue wildlife photography with renewed enthusiasm and vigour. It was an absolute privilege to spend time with a genius and master in the field of wildlife photography - a truly memorable experience that hopefully will be repeated soon."
"It was a fabulous trip, one of our best ever so far, sightings, lodge and all the staff were excellent."
"Heinrich knows the destination and personally knows the lodge managers, guides and he knows what his customers want - lots of good subjects. That makes for a successful photo tour."
Heinrich started his career as a Civil Engineer, but his passion has always been photography. Heinrich has been a professional photographer for twenty years and has gained the reputation of being a pioneer in photographic natural art. He has also won numerous awards, such as:
In 1998 Heinrich, together with his parents Philip and Ingrid, established a photography business where he could further his art knowledge and expertise. Heinrich then joined a publishing company specialising in guidebooks for game parks. Here he gained hands-on experience in the publishing industry.
Realising that the best way to share his and other like-minded photographers’ work was to become a publisher himself, in 2001, he established HPH Publishing. His first books were on the Tsitsikamma National Park and the Addo Elephant Park.
The experience gained from his initial foray into publishing equipped and encouraged Heinrich to attempt more ambitious projects. HPH Publishing's first significant book, Greater Kruger, was published in 2003 and was immediately a big success. It was then that Heinrich understood that the company’s approach to only producing books of exceptional quality treasured by their readers was the right strategy.
It is also HPH’s policy only to publish the work of well-known photographers and to achieve maximum visual impact by using big, bold and beautiful photographs, with the economical use of text when appropriate.
To achieve the best printing quality possible, Heinrich investigated many options before settling on printers in the Far East, which use superior technology and the finest papers and ink available. During the entire printing process, Heinrich visits the printers, where he approves every proof. Consequently, HPH Publishing’s books are unmatched for their use of colour, attention to detail, binding techniques and overall finish.
The quality of HPH’s books has been further enhanced through a specialised printing process that, amongst other things, requires the use of eight colours. The results have led to various local and international awards, including two gold medals in the coffee-table book category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Heinrich believes that the focus on customer service is an important factor in the company’s success.
“Going the extra mile,” he says, “is our trademark in all customer experience aspects. From efficient ordering to quality packaging and on-time delivery, we ensure that the customer enjoys a professional and satisfying experience that will encourage them to purchase again in the future.”