Southern Cape Digital Workshop

Join well-known photographer David Rogers from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July for a three-day workshop focusing on the coastal and floral treasures of the Southern Cape. The workshop includes accommodation at Bucaco Sud in the quiet coastal town of Betty’s Bay.

This area is the heart of the Cape Floral Region, which has such diversity of plants that it has been proclaimed a World Heritage Site. Our field trips, where we will be accompanied by a guide as well as David Rogers, will take us to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Kogelberg Nature Reserve as well as scenic stretches of the southern Cape coastline.

David will cover the following subjects in two lectures that will be held in the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.

  1. Wildlife, landscape, macro and bird photography techniques
  2. Equipment and settings
  3. Managing your images with Adobe Lightroom software
  4. Working in RAW and tips for great results
  5. Various creative techniques including adding graduated filters and creating seamless panoramas.

There will be an opportunity for David to analyse images taken during the workshop. It is targeted at digital SLR camera users but partners are also welcome.

David Rogers is a professional photographer and writer specializing in natural history and tourism. He has a degree in Environmental and Geographical Science and English from the University of Cape Town. After starting his career as an editor at Reader’s Digest Special Books he became an award-winning photojournalist at Getaway magazine where he spent seven years. As a freelancer for the past 10 years he has featured in Africa Geographic, Conde Naste Traveller, Travel Africa, Sunday Times, Getaway, Geo, Travel and Leisure and many other titles. He now concentrates on photographing lodges, making books and running specialist photographic trips throughout Southern and East Africa. For more go to www.davidrogers.co.za

His most recent titles include:

Winelands in Style (Africa Geographic, 2009)
Classic Safari Camps of Africa (Hornbill, 2008)
South Africa in Style (Africa Geographic, 2008)
African Islands in Style (Africa Geographic, 2007)
Living Landscapes of Southern Africa (Struik, 2007)
East Africa in Style (Africa Geographic, 2006)
Zambia in Style (Africa Geographic, 2006)
Southern Africa in Style (Africa Geographic, 2005)
Zambia Landscapes (Struik, 2004)

The workshop price of R2,995-00 per person includes accommodation and all meals, comprehensive lecture notes, a guide and David Rogers.

Where applicable, entrance is free to Botanical Society members or those with Wild Cards, otherwise entrance fees will be payable by individuals.

IN ORDER TO ENSURE PERSONAL ATTENTION, NUMBERS ARE RESTRICTED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS.

TO MAKE A BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT JOHN TAYLOR:

EMAIL: john@bestcape.co.za
FAX: 086 5731371
CELL: 082 5646001

A MINIMUM DEPOSIT OF 50% WILL RESERVE YOUR PLACE.

BALANCE DUE BY NO LATER THAN 25 JUNE 2009.

Published by Steve Crane

Programmer and amateur photographer.

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