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is situated in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands some 20 Km to the north of
Pietermaritzburg. The region is well known for its incredible scenery
and wonderful climate and It’s here that we hold our Beginner
Intermediate Photographic and Photoshop workshops.
held at a small conference centre just outside Howick with registration
and an introductory talk (which includes a slide show) on the Friday
evening, leaving all of Saturday and Sunday for
and image analysis.
following aspects will be covered in the workshop:
composition and adding impact to your picture.
secret of using light.
art of seeing and creating a photograph.
the histogram to judge exposure.
use of Blinkies to prevent blown out highlights. (Blinkies? Come to the
workshop and find out).
the end of the workshop you will have a better understanding of your
camera, its controls, the principles of photography and image
Friday16:00. Arrive At Yellowwood
Café for course
registration and set up. Yellowwood Café is situated on the
Fairfell just outside Howick on the way to the stunningly beautiful
Karkloof. The photogenic homestead where we'll be meeting, is a
historic monument and was built in 1872. After registration we'll have
an introductory talk and show and a very quick look at some basic
Meet at Yellowwood for coffee and a chat about photography before
heading out into the lovely gardens to do our first shoot. There are a
host of subjects from old gates to flowers to miniature farm animals.
Roger and Pat will be available to deal with any problems or "camera
questions". After an hour or so we'll download the images in
preparation for the evaluation session - this is where we can make a
huge difference to your photography by analysing your images and
finding where you are going right or wrong.
At about 09:30 we head into the dining room for a scrumptious
brunch. The day continues with discussions and image
analysis. At about 14:30 we'll have a quick snack and then we'll be
joined by a young model who will pose for us. The Yellowwood
Café gardens are very beautiful and we'll spend some time in
them, working with the model. We will use different lenses, looking at
what effect lens choice has on the image. We will look at how to pose
people and use changing vantage points to achieve different effects.
meet again at Yellowwood and head out to Karkloof Falls. After winding
through grasslands and pine plantations, the Karkloof River tumbles
over the Woodhouse Falls before plunging 88m over a sheer cliff into
the forested Karkloof Valley. This is where we learn to photograph
water - reflections, action, movement and especially, how to get those
soft, fluffy waterfall images.
We work through the day much as we did the previous one with analysis,
discussions and practicals. In the afternoon we’ll have a
look at how to edit images in Photoshop which will give you an idea of
what can be done with this very useful program. We’ll wrap up
workshop at about 16:00
Venue: We can recommend suitable Bed and Breakfast
venues nearby. Please let us know if you'll be needing accommodation
while you are doing the workshop. Yellowwood Cafe is just
Howick in Shafton Road off the Karkloof Road.
Digital SLR Camera
preferably with removable lenses (a fixed lens camera will work but
will limit what we can do to a certain degree). An advanced point and
shoot camera will be fine for beginners. (e.g. Canon G10 or G12, Nikon
S60, P500 or P7100 or something similar).
lenses - the
selection is broad but at least 2 zoom lenses are recommended, one wide
angle and one medium to long telephoto, which should preferably have
some form of image stabilisation.
laptop computer (and a
mouse) with either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements loaded on to it. We
will have copies of Photoshop for sale at the workshop and also free
versions of various other programs available to load onto your computer.
memory card reader or computer cables to connect your camera to your
charger for your camera/s.
manual(s) for your camera(s).
The next workshop is is from 1 to 3 February 2013
of the course:
R2 250-00 p.p. (price subject to
and includes brunch, teas and coffees and comprehensive course notes.
Accommodation, drinks, evening meals and extras are for your own
Us to book your place on this exciting and informative