West Coast Sandveld
South Africa
Photography Field Workshop
6 – 11 SEPTEMBER 2016


In Fine Art Photography, the artist creates images that communicate. At the Kersefontein Photography Workshop we aim to explore photography as creative medium and assist photographers to develop their unique expressive creativity.

The programme includes theme-based presentations, field instruction and daily evaluation and feedback.

A number of themes are explored, including Photography as Fine Art Medium, Composition & Design, Expressive Portraiture, Black & White, Low & High Key, Line Drawing, Light & Texture, Digital Art & Collage and Creative Photoshop Techniques.

Photographers have the opportunity to work under the guidance of professional photographers whose work has been exhibited in Art Galleries.

Both beginners and advanced photographers are welcome to attend. Beginners are assisted in mastering the relevant Photography and Photoshop Basics.

Each photographer compiles a personal portfolio during the workshop.


  • The venue for the workshop is the historical farm of Kersefontein in the Sandveld region of South Africa’s Cape West Coast. Kersefontein is situated between Hopefield and Velddrif, not far from the picturesque villages of Paternoster and Jacobsbaai, where we also spend a day shooting, weather permitting.
  • Tripod Kersefontein, with its fine old Cape Dutch homestead, has been in the Melck family for eight generations. Now owned by Julian Melck, Kersefontein’s way of life and ambience is reminiscent of its rich history
  • Lenses The multi-textured, inspirational locations are perfectly suited for exploring the art of photography.
  • For more information, please visit: www.kersefontein.co.za


Anita de Villiers is a professional photographer and freelance photojournalist. Her portfolio focuses on natural and cultural history, travel, fine art and studio work. During the past four years she has exhibited at artSPACE in Durban and Imbizo Gallery in Ballito.

Willem Oets developed as a landscape and abstract photographer, but thanks to the advent of digital photography, he has discovered the magic of photographing people and now also enjoys creating personal portrait portfolios. In 2010, he was awarded first prize for his Figure in Landscape audio-visual in Italy.


  • Accommodation for 5 nights and 6 days (6 - 11 September) is on Kersefontein farm
  • Cost is R17 800 (single and double). The cost is per person and includes accommodation, meals, workshop fees and model fees. Excluded are all travel cost and beverages other than tea and coffee.
  • A deposit of 50% secures a reservation. Please note that bookings cannot be held without the payment of a deposit. The balance is payable 30 days before commencement of the workshop. Internet bank payments are preferred
  • Request a Registration Form from adevill@iafrica.com.
  • Note that this is a popular workshop and early registration is advised.
  • For cancellations received more than 60 days prior to the first day of the workshop, 50% of the deposit is refundable. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to the workshop, no refund is payable, unless the vacancy is filled, in which case 50% of the deposit will be refunded. If the workshop is cancelled for any unforeseen reason, you will be notified and your deposit will be fully refunded. Anita de Villiers Photography does not accept responsibility for any other costs incurred by participants.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER. CONTACT ANITA: adevill@iafrica.com . +27 82 873 7345


  • SLR Digital Camera
  • Tripod (preferably Manfrotto #190or #055)
  • Lenses that will provide a range from wide angle (28 mm or less) to tele (300 mm or more)
  • A sturdy camera bag
  • Camera & lens cleaning kit
  • A laptop or notebook computer with Photoshop (CS5 or CS6) or Photoshop Elements10 or a later version loaded. It is recommended that you also download the trial version of Nik software, including Silver Efex Pro in the package, available from Google
  • A card reader for faster downloading
  • Memory cards, batteries and battery charger
  • An electrical extension lead and multi-plug
  • Flash drive / memory stick marked with your name
  • A LED torch for painting with light


  • Bring both warm and cool clothes for the unpredictable spring weather. Dressing in layers is recommended. It can still be very cold in the Sandveld during this time, so please consult your weather app before packing
  • Umbrella, rain jacket and cover for your equipment
  • Comfortable walking shoes, a hat or cap and sun block


Please find the directions and maps on the Kersefontein (www.kersefontein.co.za) website
Google Earth Co-ordinates: 32°54'10.32"S 18°19'50.38"E


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