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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Composing The Winelands

This is a photographic workshop that will combine the genre's of landscape, product and commercial lifestyle photography into what has become known as "Wine Imagery", something quite unique to South African wine region, known as The Boland.

The Boland is the heart of the greater South African wine region, and the town of Stellenbosch is at the heart of this wine region. 

And what better location to base ourselves while we aim to produce a range of images from landscapes of the endless rows if vineyards and mountains, details and textures, wine barrels in the cellar, product images of individual wine bottles and commercial lifestyle images of select wine farm staff in the vines and cellar.


Between the photography and post-processing we will attend unique private wine tastings, from the commercial wine farms to the rustic boutique ventures.

So, not only will your photography and post-processing skills be challenged and improved, you will gain an intimate knowledge of the subject matter we will be shooting, so you can impress your guests at your next dinner party not only with your beautiful images, but with your knowledge of wine, too.
The workshop costs R17 500 per person (sharing - single supplement is available on request). A minimum of two attendees is required for the worskhop to run (check with us on bookings). A maximum of 6 photographers can take part (the Nature's Light Photographer:Instructor ratio is 3:1 - an industry best!)

 For further inquiries and make bookings please email: info@natureslight.co.za



Thursday: Arrival day, transfers and dinner at hotel, welcome and briefing on weekend (produce a selection of images / thought process behind images - from landscapes to details to products - that a wine farm would be able to use on a website / brochure / for info).

Friday: Relaxed start, breakfast at hotel 7am, visit vineyards and make some images (close ups using scrims for light diffusion and other techniques), lunch and private wine tasting at 12:30ish, afternoon wine cellar shoot (barrels, winemaker / stand-in, details, wine bottles in situ), followed by sunset shoot on wine farm (rows of vines etc.), dinner at hotel / in Stellenbosch.

Saturday: Early start, sunrise shoot on wine farm, breakfast at hotel, followed by more clinical product photography on white, lunch and private wine tasting 13:30ish, followed by sunset shoot on wine farm, dinner at hotel / in Stellenbosch.

Sunday: Relaxed start, breakfast 7:30am, followed by post-processing of weekend's shooting, after which transfers for flying out in afternoon. Optional sunrise shoot on coast / or Jonkershoek Mountains / wine farm.
Full fee for the workshop is R17 600 per person sharing and includes all meals, transport to and from Cape Town, accommodation, wine experience and tastings, photographic tuition and guidance. Not included are additional wines outside of the wine experience. 
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