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Botshabelo autumn workshop available light portrait and multi model photo productions

19 & 22-24 April 2016

found light photography (with a toutch of fill-in flash tutorial and practical)

A photographic excursion to Botshabelo, a historical village situated 5km from Middelburg. Photography of models in contemporary settings with todays fashion (creating a creative paradox) using available light with 'real time' fill-light.
Shoots will take place in- and outdoors, using the yesteryear architecture and interior. Techniques such as using reflectors, light metering using the grey card, styling and placement of models will be demonstrated.

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The Botshabelo masterclass workshops have become a photo teambuild experience of note. The old students and some 'really old' students join in with the current Full-time and part-time students to make it a great educational and fun weekend. The full-time students will be planning and producing multi-model (theme) shoots- photographers wishing to join them need to attend the 'multi model' lecture (Tue 19 April) to become part of the interactive production teams.

VSS students, old students, VSS CREATIVE virtual club members, Photo Challenge Camera Club members and PSSA members rates for weekend; R900-00 including model fees, meals and two nights' accommodation.

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Before finalising any booking first confirm with Christine on availability of space since these workshops are extremely popular and apart from the VSS students a limited number of 'outside' photographers can be accommodated.

Accommodation is dormitory style with bedding.

For couples not wanting dormitory accommocation, an extra levy of R100 per night is charged per person sharing - these rooms are limited.

Masterclass workshop will be headed by Hein Waschefort

Bookings: Christine at [email protected]

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Friday program
2:30 till late, arrive and settle in
4:00 catch the last sun rays at Fort Merenski on models- creating rim lit portraits with balanced fill light – this is a sparkling wine sundowners’ setting

Saturday program
6:30   coffee and rusks for early morning
7:00   available light outside portrait photography - Multi model syndicates work in groups.
9:30   brunch
10:30 available light indoor portrait photography - Multi model syndicates work in groups.
12:30 break and prep time for models
15:00 available light indoor - Multi model syndicates work in groups.
17:00 available light outside - Multi model syndicates work in groups.
18:00 to Merensky fort for sunset shoot.
Dinner and social around fire.

Sunday program:
5:00   coffee rusks and sunrise shoot at river
6:30   prep time for models – in small groups do available light character photography on grounds
9:00   huge multi-model shoot with all groups participating.
12:00 Hawain Chicken burgers and salads

Pack and head for Photoshop at home.

Available light Portrait and 'Multi Model' productions taken at previous Botshabelo VSS workshops Hein Waschefort VSS Creative botsh

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