WorkshopsI host photographic workshops for enthusiast and advanced photographers, be that an organised tour to a lodge, park, reserve, botanical garden, zoo or simply getting out and about in your beautiful province. Workshops vary due skill level, location and duration is dependant on your specific needs. Groups are seldom larger than 6 photographers plus a game/tour guide and myself guaranteeing personal attention. I run morning/afternoon/evening/full day or week long photo workshops and or safaris in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland or any Southern or East African destination of your choice. Includes professional photographic guiding and photographic training in the Wildlife and Leisure Markets.
I provide the photographic skills and training on the use of your camera equipment and post processing/editing but critically the knowledge of animals habits, habitats, day or night locations and photographic scenic hotspots for foreign and local photographic enthusiasts. This maximises your success in getting 'the shot' whilst visiting this beautiful continent. Most tours are run by professional tour companies and guides barring the photo technique only workshops.
As an example a local 1 day practical photo tour in and around Gauteng Province to a bird hide, nature reserve or a local park costs R995-00 per photographer per day, maximum of 6 photographers for personal attention. Spouses and children (over 16) are welcome to join for an additional R495-00 but will receive no hands on tuition but will benefit from the tour and the talks. This is for a full days guiding in a local reserve, breakfast and lunch included. Vehicle hire at R200-00 p/p additional for 2 hours of the day. 2 hour pre trip lecture at R200-00 p/p for the previous evening at our studio in Midrand, Gauteng Province. Botanical Garden, National Reserve or Park entrance fee of between R50-00 and R200-00 dependant on facility. Self drive to the venue(s) at your own cost. Parking fees at your own cost.
For practical and theory in-Studio Training and Outdoor Workshops in the field: Have you battled to understand how to use your DSLR and struggled to take wow photos? I cover the basics of photography in an enjoyable way in a quiet studio with plenty of outdoor space. More advanced dedicated courses are offered such as capturing Birds in Flight (BiF), Studio or Landscape. A brief history of photography. Understanding light, composition, creativity, opportunity, timing, genres. DSLR/Mirrorless/Compact Systems, Lenses, terminology discussed. Pro's and Con's, niche, business of photography. Post Processing (Editing using any number of tools from Gimp, Picasa, Topaz Labs's PhotoFXLab, Photoshop and more) DAM (Digital Asset Management) and offloading, saving, backing up valuable and irreplaceable data. Preparing for printing or for Social Media display (Cropping, Framing, Colour Balance, White Balance, Histogram, Automation etc.) Styles (Wildlife, Birds in Flight, Landscape, Nightscape, Portrait, Architecture, Photojournalism and more) All photographers welcome from young to retirees. From inexperienced to experienced. Cost R995-00 p/p p/d I even have spare cameras and lenses available for hire during the course. I advise on purchasing and the models and prices that are available as well as sourcing second hand equipment. For more info about the tours and dates, click the "Contact" link and send me an email with your ideas, questions and booking!