WEEKEND LANDSCAPE  PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

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LEARN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE BERG

Escape to a breathtaking landscape photography weekend getaway, just a short journey away from KZN, Free State, and Gauteng! Nestled in the captivating Kamberg valley, often referred to as "the valley, which God created once he had practiced on the rest of the world," this destination promises unparalleled natural beauty. An ideal location for landscape photography enthusiasts.
WORKSHOP dates
2-4 February 2024 Fully Booked
12-14 April 2024 2 Seats open
1-3 November 2024
PRICE
from R11,200 pps
4 guests
destinations
Kamberg Valley, KZN

OVERVIEW

Want to propose other dates, let us know:
Guests
Min 4 Photographers, max 6 Guests
Non-photographer, partner/spouse price on request and is subject to availability.
Payment
A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to confirm a booking.
Full payment is due 45 days before the start date.
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Highlights
All-inclusive package, just show up, learn, and enjoy.
Expert coaching in the field and classroom covering all aspects of landscape photography.
Capture breathtaking streams, majestic mountains, and picturesque valleys.
Night photography with mesmerizing star trail shots (weather-dependent).
Master post-processing techniques including editing, retouching, and workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop.
Included
All-inclusive, accommodation and all meals.
Water, soft drinks, local beers, and house wines.
All activities as described in the itinerary.
Gratuities and Tips.
Not Included
Travel to/from the venue.
Personal purchases and in-room services.
Travel and medical insurance.

WORKSHOP ITINERARY

The itinerary below may change a little if there are circumstances out of our control like weather, road closures, or others.
Day 1 - Friday
Guests are kindly requested to arrive at the Kamberg Guest House no later than 12:00 pm. Approximately two weeks before the start of the workshop, we will provide all the necessary details, including directions and a PIN for Google Maps, to ensure a smooth arrival.
After settling into the accommodation we will gather for a light snack and refreshment followed by a short introduction and presentation to what can be expected over the workshop period. Following this we will head out for a sunset photo session to capture the incredible scenery in the afternoon light. We’ll return to a relaxing delicious meal and as an additional optional highlight, we will head out to capture the night skies weather permitting.
Weather conditions play a huge role in the actual activities schedules, we wait until we know what the weather is going to do and then decide on the next day's exact itinerary.
Day 2 - Saturday
We'll start early to reach our photographic location before sunrise, as discussed the night before. Coffee and rusks will be available for the early risers.
We’ll return in time for a hearty brunch followed by a classroom session to review the morning’s activities. We'll download and process our images, learning post-processing workflows and retouching techniques.
Enjoy some free time and rest before our sunset photography session. Afterward, return to the guest house for a hearty meal and refreshments. Once again, weather permitting, there's an option for night photography after dinner.
I attended the Landscape and Portrait work hosted by Rory Baker in November 2019 and was based at Mnweni. Rory and Carl were fantastic instructors. The venue worked well and their relationship with the folk in a nearby village provided a great opportunity for the portrait session. I learned a great deal from Rory over the weekend and the workshop certainly took my photography to another level. Mark Zunkel
Day 3 - Sunday
Prepare for an early start to reach our photographic location before sunrise, as discussed the night before. Those who wake up early can enjoy coffee and rusks before departure. Upon returning, brunch will be served. Following brunch, we will have a final classroom session to discuss the morning's activities, download images, and address any photography-related queries.
The workshop will conclude around 12:00 pm, allowing time for farewells before heading back home.
Molweni Kamberg Valley B&B

ABOUT KAMBERG

The Kamberg Valley is described by its people as ‘the valley, which God created once he had practiced on the rest of the world”. Kamberg Valley lies between the Midlands town of Nottingham Road and the Drakensberg Mountain Range in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is a vast open space characterized by verdant rolling hills, rivers, and dams and exudes an atmosphere of calm and tranquility.
Because of its central location between the Midlands and the Drakensberg, Kamberg is the ideal place to use as a base for photography. One of the most picturesque valleys can be found at the Highmoor Nature Reserve which is bordered by Kamberg and Lotheni to the South and Giants Castle to the North.

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