Photography Workshop

The skies are so beautiful in the Klein Karoo, often threatening huge storms but passing over as if they are visitors. 

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Get out into the wide-open spaces of the Klein Karoo for a photographic country adventure. The raw beauty of the area will appeal to those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, or just those who want to improve their photographic skills. The area is ideal for landscape photography as it has both the open expanses of the desert and also the towering mountains of the Swartberg Range.
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The workshops include: 
Landscape Photography
Nature photography of the local vegetation and also the animals on the farm which include bat-eared foxes, horses and donkeys.  
An early morning photo shoot closer to the Swartberg Mountain ranges. 
Street and architectural photography in the town where a short talk on the history of the quaint village will be presented. 
Astro photography on one of the evenings, where the awesome stars of the Karoo will beam down.
You will visit a local wine farm and so no experience is wasted, learn the art of product photography.
Learn some drawing skills to improve your creativity and enhance your appreciation of lines and outlines in photography. 
You will learn new skills in photo editing as we work together for the final evening presentation of your work. If all this sounds hectic, there will be free time to unwind and experience the majesty of the open spaces. 
You will also hear a short talk on animal advocacy from the famous Chris Mercer, visionary of the organisation Campaign Against Canned Hunting. 
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R4 500 per person includes:
Three nights accomodation plus three meals per day on Saturday and Sunday. Includes dinner on arrival on Friday, and breakfast before departure on Monday.
If rooms are shared, a discount will apply
Tutoring and coaching fees
Drawing materials
For those sharing rooms, a discount will be given.
Wifi is available but not for streaming Netflix or YouTube (remember this is the country area). 
Free e-booklets on Landscapes, Nature and Street photography.
Please enquire about costs for locals.

Excluded from the costs:
Transport costs to the farm (four and a half hours from Cape Town), beverages, and chocolate. Participants may decide to share transport in order to save costs. 
Expected Arrival and departure Times: 
Friday at 16:00hrs 
Monday at 10:30hrs.
What to bring:
Clothing for 4 days, and perhaps a hot water bottle
Small change, for snacks on the way
Walking shoes, hat and sun block, water bottle
Wine, chocolate, a coffee flask for travelling, padkos, and other delights of your choosing
Cameras and most importantly, camera battery chargers
Tripods
Laptop and charger (if you have)
PS: Please note that hairdryers are not permitted on the farm as the farm runs on solar power and this may blow the whole system. We promise not to look if your hair looks a little wild.
Book now to reserve your space.
Contact us to find out the latest country adventures.
Charles Mercer on +27 82 378 9044 or mercersphotography@gmail.com or fill in the boxes below:
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