NATURE'S VALLEY PHOTOGRAPHIC RETREATS
Treat yourself to a relaxing couple of days filled with spectacular photographic opportunities
in Nature's Valley with professional photographer and expert tutor Henk Venter.
Nature’s valley is a photographers paradise offering endless photo opportunities. Henk's extensive experience with shooting landscapes in the Valley coupled with his years of experience as a photography lecturer make him the ideal instructor for this small group retreat aimed at improving the photography skills of participants in practice.
Choose what you'd like to do...
Gain experience in shooting landscapes under various lighting conditions on site visits with expert guidance on hand.
Head out into nature after dark to discover more about photographing the Milky Way and star trails in all their brilliance.
Spend time with the ocean, learning to capture the moods and movement of the sea along the rugged coastline.
Have fun playing with light on night shoots. Explore your creativity with new light-painting techniques.
Bask in the moonlight as you put new knowledge to the test, practising the art of moonscape photography.
Hone your image editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to enhance your technical capabilities.
Material Covered on retreat
Every retreat is different based on the season, weather and interests of the participants, but you can expect to do most of the following:
- – optimising your exposure
- – dealing with compositional challenges
- – shooting in the golden hour & the blue hour
- – using your shutter speed for creative effects
- – photographing fynbos flowers
- – reading the weather, tides, moon and stars
- – landscape photography at night
- – astrophotography techniques
What to Expect
Enjoy expert tuition by professional photographic lecturer & photo guide. Get your technical questions answered in easy to understand ways. Develop your own vision and photographic style.
Photographic Equipment Requirements
You do not need to bring a ton of high tech equipment with you on this retreat. Here are a few guidelines and suggestions for what to bring:
- DSLR or mirrorless camera
- Wide-angle lens
- Laptop with Lightroom
- Long lens (300mm)
- Macro lens
Skill Level Requirements
The retreat is intended for intermediate to advanced photographers. The focus is on digital photography. Analogue shooters are also more than welcome, but unfortunately, there are no processing facilities on site.
What to Bring - highly recommended
- Warm jacket/windbreaker
- Raincoat or waterproof jacket
- Torch and/or headlamp
To ensure that you get the most out of varied shooting conditions whilst keeping comfortable, come prepared for all kinds of weather, always!