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Field Workshops : 2014
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Baobab Expedition: Limpopo (South Africa & Botswana) : Natural History & Wildlife

24 April – 2 May (4 May for Botswana extension)

The Baobab Expedition is a journey through the furthest north-eastern reaches of the Limpopo Province, an area with a colourful history, millennia-old archaeological foundations and landscapes defined by sandstone hills, baobabs and riparian forests. Photographic opportunities include wildlife and birdlife, landscape, trees, plants and archaeology: - in short all we include under Natural History.

Leader: Greg du Toit; Host: Anita de Villiers

Tembe Elephant Park, Kosi Bay Lakes & Ndumo Game Reserve (South Africa) : Wildlife & Nature

18 – 22 June

During this workshop Tongaland’s rich variety of eco-systems and wildlife is explored. Tembe, Ndumo and Kosi Bay are situated in the remote Tongaland region of KwaZulu-Natal. The biggest tuskers in southern Africa roam the sand forests of Tembe. Kosi Bay Lakes are part of the iSimangaliso Wetlands World Heritage Site. Ndumo’s Nyamithi and Banzi Pans, surrounded by fever tree forests, is a prime birding spot.

Presenters: Anita de Villiers & Lex Hes

Kersefontein: Fine Art Photography (South Africa)

23 - 28 September

The workshop explores photography as a creative medium and focuses on various themes including Black & White, Light & Texture, Expressive Portraiture and Digital Art & Collage. The venue for the workshop is Kersefontein, the heritage farm of Julian Melck, situated between Velddrif and Hopefield on the Cape West Coast.

Presenters: Anita de Villiers & Willem Oets

Ateliers & Workshops 2014

Ateliers

The Ateliers are short (usually one day) workshops where a small group of photographers work with a mentor who is a professional artist/photographer, in a stimulating environment.
There are no formal presentations and participants work within a structured framework, exploring a theme and creating their own images with constant feedback and guidance from the mentor. Technical, composition, design or visual communication issues are discussed as they crop up. Themes include:

• Conscious camerawork
• Light
• Black & White as expressive medium
• Travelogue
• Exploring photography as fine art

The Courses and Workshops (presented in Durban and Mtunzini)

• Introduction to Photography
• Introduction to Photoshop
• Intermediate Photography
• Master Class: Digital Black and White
• Master Class: Wildlife, Travel and Landscapes
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Kenya Photographic Safari 2014
South Rift Valley (25-30 Nov) & Masai Mara Extension (20-24 Nov)

South Rift Valley

Host: Greg du Toit
In association with Wild Eye, this exclusive safari ventures into a corner of Maasailand where free-ranging lions and Maasai still live according to age-old traditions. Photograph wildlife and landscapes, interact with the Maasai and become part of conservation with the Soralo research team. For more information: South Rift Valley pdf

Masai Mara Extension

Hosts: Jono Buffey & Anita de Villiers
Stay in Little Governer’s Camp in the heart of Mara National Park with some of the best game viewing in the world. This time of the year there are no crowds, game is plentiful and the afternoon clouds paint dramatic landscapes. For more information: Masai Mara bolt-on pdf

Photo copyright Greg du Toit

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