I have never met anyone as passionate about spiders as Vida van der Walt, an incredibly detail-orientated perfectionist. Talking to her about these seemingly scary creepy-crawlies make her light up. Her enthusiasm and broad knowledge about the topic is commendable.
Before specialising in macro photography, Vida would chase around butterflies in her garden whilst trying to get a good shot using her small point-and-shoot Sony camera. Eventually, through photography, she started noticing the weird and wonderful world of miniature creatures that go unnoticed by most people. Completely captivated by what she learned, she wanted to share this fascinating world with other people. After asking around and doing some research, she came across the Outdoorphoto Gallery (a platform where photographers can share their work) where she learned a lot.