Struisbaai Photographic Workshop

General info:

Come join Gerhard Steenkamp on this four day (three night) workshop in Struisbaai. 

This workshop is suitable for both advanced as well as intermediate photographers.

Struisbaai got a lot of well known photographic opportunities such as Struisbaai harbor, Cape Agulhas, Canolas in the Overberg and of cause Waenhuiskrans. This will defintaley keep us busy for the four days and everyone can be assured of lots of photographic opportunities.

The workshop will be hosted from Struisbaai. Everyone attending must organize his/her own accommodation.  A lot of accommodation is available in Struisbaai which will be ideal if one can stay there because this is where the workshop will be hosted from. Link for accommodation in Struisbaai: Struisbaai accommodation

Dates & Prices

Start End Availability
22 August 201925 August 2019ZAR 49504 Book
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Start Date: 22 August 2019
End Date: 25 August 2019
Price ZAR 4950
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Summary

General info:

Come join Gerhard Steenkamp on this four day (three night) workshop in Struisbaai. 

This workshop is suitable for both advanced as well as intermediate photographers.

Struisbaai got a lot of well known photographic opportunities such as Struisbaai harbor, Cape Agulhas, Canolas in the Overberg and of cause Waenhuiskrans. This will defintaley keep us busy for the four days and everyone can be assured of lots of photographic opportunities.

The workshop will be hosted from Struisbaai. Everyone attending must organize his/her own accommodation.  A lot of accommodation is available in Struisbaai which will be ideal if one can stay there because this is where the workshop will be hosted from. Link for accommodation in Struisbaai: Struisbaai accommodation

Information

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Itinerary in short will be:

Day 1:

  • 12:00 –  14:00 Booking in at your accommodation in Struisbaai.
  • 15:00: Everyone get together for a short theoretical and info session at Seewier str 55, Struisbaai.
  • 16:00: Going out to a spot for some landscape/pictorial/lifestyle photos.
  • 19:00: Dinner (not included in pricing, its all self catering. There are a lot of restaurants available in Struisbaai if one wants to make use of this services)
  • 21:00: Star/night photography(if weather allows it)

Day 2:

  • 7:00 – Get up and enjoy coffee and rusks before going out for the morning photo session.
  • 10:00 – Breakfast (not included in pricing, its all self catering. There are a lot of restaurants available in Struisbaai if one wants to make use of this services)
  • 10:30 – Post Processing tutorial at Seewier str 55, Struisbaai.
  • 13:00 – 15:00 – Spend some time on your own and with friends.
  • 15:30 – Going out for the afternoon session.
  • 19:00 – Dinner (not included in pricing, its all self catering. There are a lot of restaurants available in Struisbaai if one wants to make use of this services)
  • 21:00: Star / Night photography (if weather allows it)

Day 3:

  • 7:00 – Get up and enjoy coffee and rusks before going out for the morning photo session.
  • 10:00 – Breakfast (not included in pricing, its all self catering. There are a lot of restaurants available in Struisbaai if one wants to make use of this services)
  • 10:30 – Post Processing tutorial at Seewier str 55, Struisbaai.
  • 13:00 – 15:00 – Spend some time on your own and with friends.
  • 15:30 – Going out for the afternoon session.
  • 19:00 – Dinner (not included in pricing, its all self catering. There are a lot of restaurants available in Struisbaai if one wants to make use of this services)
  • 21:00: Star / Night photography (if weather allows it)

Day 4:

  • 7:00 – Get up and enjoy coffee and rusks before going out for the morning session
  • 10:00 – Breakfast (not included in pricing, its all self catering. There are a lot of restaurants available in Struisbaai if one wants to make use of this services)
  • 10:30 – Recap and question time.
  • 11:00 – Departing

This itinerary is just an indication what will happen but can change according to the opportunities and weather.


Depending on your level of experience we will assist you with:

Photographic tutorials;

  • ISO, Aperture and Shutter combinations.
  • Implementing colour, shapes, lines, patterns, texture and tone into your photos.
  • Use the power points effectively.
  • Composites(Taking more than one overlapping photos and merge them together).
  • Panning (Deliberate Blur) What shutter speed to use to get the effect you want.
  • Setup your camera to the optimum to get the best possible images from it.

Post Processing;

  • Your personalised workflow in photoshop.
  • How actions can speed up your workflow. (Learn how to write your own actions)
  • The power of layer masks.
  • Luminosity masks (The best kept secret of photoshop).
  • Creating edge and surface masks with luminosity masks and how to use them effectively.
  • Sharpening your images in a correct manner.
  • How to resize, downsize and upsize your images effectively.

What to bring along:

Equipment;

  • DSLR cameras (One or two bodies)
  • Medium telephoto lens between 70-200 mm
  • Wide angle lens(s) between 16 and 35 mm
  • Tripod for star/night photography
  • Cable release
  • Bean bag
  • Monopod
  • Laptop with Photoshop/Lightroom installed.
  • Enough memory cards
  • Hard drive with at least 100 gb free space available.
  • Memory Card downloader.

Clothes;

  • Sandals and walking shoes
  • Warm clothes (during August the nights might be cold)
  • T-shirts
  • Short pants
  • Long pants
  • Sweaters
  • Hat
  • Sunblock

Extra;

  • Money for drinks, food etc.

What is included in the Workshop:

  • Services of Gerhard Steenkamp as your photographic guide / tutor.
  • Photographic and Post Processing tutorials by Gerhard Steenkamp

What is not included in the Workshop:

  • Personal phone calls
  • Drinks.
  • Food ( There are a lot of restaurants available in Struisbaai if one wants to make use of this services)
  • Accommodation (Accommodation in Struisbaai)
  • Purchases and expenditure of personal nature.
  • Transport to and from Struisbaai.
  • Transport to and from the locations where the photo sessions will be during the afternoon and mornings.

What to expect:

A relaxed atmosphere where you will learn more about nature, landscape and lifestyle photography. You will be our priority and we will do our best to make sure you have a learn full and enjoyable experience.

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