• landscape photography workshop
    11 - 14 October 2019
    World Heritage site in Central Drakensberg.
    Awesome mountain landscapes, scenic valleys, rivers and streams.
    4 days of photographic coaching in the field with professional photographer
  • landscape photography workshop
    11 - 14 October 2019
    World Heritage site in Central Drakensberg.
    Awesome mountain landscapes, scenic valleys, rivers and streams.
    4 days of photographic coaching in the field with professional photographer

Landscape Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop Highlights:
  • World Heritage site in Central Drakensberg.
  • Awesome mountain landscapes, scenic valleys, rivers and streams.
  • Amazing astrophotography opportunities (weather permitting).
  • Post processing and workflow tips in LR and PS for landscapes and astrophotography.
  • 3 days of photographic coaching in the field with professional photographer.
 

This workshop will require a small amount of hiking but nothing too strenuous.

This Landscape Workshop offers you an exciting opportunity to spend 3 nights / 4 days in one of South Africa’s unique sites in the Central Berg region of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, which is now a World Heritage Site. Only about a 5-hour drive from Johannesburg and only 2.5-hours from Durban, Giant's Castle camp is situated on a gassy plateau among the deep valleys, a stunning mountain paradise bathed in scenic beauty with rivers, streams, waterfalls, grasslands and craggy cliffs making it scenic, landscape and night sky photography paradise.

Giant's Castle camp is situated on a grassy plateau among the deep valleys running down from the face of the High Drakensberg, offering glorious photographic opportunities in the area. You will also have the opportunity to spend time photographing the Bearded vulture (Lammergeyer) and other raptures from the confines of a photography hide. Also, Eland antelope, Chacma baboons, Mountain Reedbuck and the rare caracal are occasionally spotted.

This workshop is limited to 5 guests and is guided by Rory Baker making this an ideal opportunity to learn new skills under the guidance of a professional photographer.

Day 1: Arriving at Giants Castle

All guests to arrive at Giants Castle by 12:00pm with own transport.  All details including map and directions will be provided when making a booking.
After checking in we will meet for a lunch and a short presentation and introduction what will be done over the coming days, we will commence with our first activity after lunch.

We have dinner at the main dining area.

Weather conditions play a huge roll in the actual day-to-day activities schedules, we wait until we know what the weather is going to do and then decide on the next day's itinerary.

Day 2 - 3: Daily Workshop Schedule

Most of the photographic coaching will be done in the field where Rory will be looking over your shoulders and shooting with you to guide you all the way. Early morning and evenings in the field will include coffee and rusks with adequate water available during the daytime excursion in the field.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be at the Giants Castle main dining area. If we are out for an early sunrise or night photography arrangements will be made to compensate with a snack or meal in the field.

Here is what you can expect to learn or be refreshed about during the workshop field sessions:

  • Refresher on camera modes, dials and settings.
  • Exposure, metering and focusing.
  • Composing your shots / framing your shots.
  • Creative nature / scenic shots; low light, long exposures, panning, using DOF, bracketing, etc.
  • Landscape techniques and tips.
  • Understanding exposure compensation and when to use it.
  • Astrophotography and star trails (weather and time permitting).
  • Post processing and workflow tips in LR and PS
Day 4: Final day and back to Durban

We start with an early morning sunrise photo session then head back to the Giants Castle camp for one more session on photography talk and post processing before we depart.  After lunch we say our good byes untl next time.

My Photo Safari understands that a photo safari or tour is probably a once in a lifetime experience and traveling with a lot of equipment may be cumbersome. We therefore offer a rental service either of our own equipment or hired from a third party on your behalf.

To view more about eqyipment rental visit the Equipment Rental Page.

R12,330 pp sharing
Ask about a single supplement - subject to availability.
R6,200 pp non-photographer sharing with photographer (excludes taking photos and hide)

Maximum 5 photographer guests.

Photography Workshop price includes:
  1. Accommodation expenses at hotels, lodges and camps described in the workshop introduction and itinerary.
  2. All game drives, hides, boat trips, other activities and guides as indicated in the Itinerary.
  3. Gate entry fees and or permits required for entry to the areas we visit.
  4. All meals, non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments as indicated in the Itinerary.
  5. WiFi connectivity where there is reception.
Photography Workshop price does not include:
  1. Transportation to or from the workshop destination.
  2. Gratuities and tips - see gratuities in FAQ’s.
  3. Alcoholic beverages.
  4. Any activities not included in the Tour Itinerary.
  5. Personal purchases and souvenirs and room service items at the hotel or camp.
  6. Telephone - see telephone communications in FAQ's.
  7. Travel and medical insurance - click here to see Insurance in Terms and Conditions.
How to confirm your seat:
  1. Complete online booking inquiry – Booking Inquiry.
  2. My Photo Safari will send you a Booking Form plus all relevant information about the workshop for you to complete.
  3. Once we receive completed Booking Form and it is approved we will invoice you for the deposit.  
  4. Your seat on the workshop is only confirmed once we have received your completed booking form and your deposit.
  5. A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due to confirm your booking this workshop.
  6. Full payment is due 75 days before the start date of the workshop.
  7. See cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions, which we will send to you with the booking package.

 

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