We here at Orms Cape Town School of Photography are celebrating all-things flora & spring photography during the month of September!

Join us for a range of events to inspire your photographic eye, let you learn through experience and most of all, give you a chance to breathe in the fresh spring air and capture fantastic photographs!

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September

Macro Photography

Lunchtime Lecture

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You know what they say – if your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough. We will help you to understand the terminology, equipment, and accessories involved in shooting great macro and close-up photographs, and inspire you with wonderful photographs of this magical genre. 

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September

Namaqualand Landscapes

Evening Talk by Frank Krummacher

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Namaqualand is a marvel of nature in the flower season and a second home to Frank Krummacher. Join us as he shares his passion and knowledge about this beautiful landscape, the gear and technique to make the most of the opportunities it offers and walk away feeling like you’ve been there yourself!

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September

A Transformed World

Darling Photowalk

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Join us for a day-tour where we explore floral treasure troves and farms to photograph the wonderful spring flowers and other finds. A ‘local is lekker’ lunch at the Chicory Cafe is included. In the late afternoon, we’ll end off the outing with a shoot in the wheat fields.

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September

Land Art WITH STRIJDOM VAN DER MERWE

Lunchtime Lecture

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As a land artist, Strijdom van der Merwe generally uses the materials as found on a chosen site. These sculptural forms take shape in relation to the landscape. Come listen to the humble Strijdom van der Merwe as he tells us about the amazing and unique Land Art he creates.

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September

REFLECTIONS ON WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

Evening Talk by Heinrich van den Berg

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Multi-award winning photographer, filmmaker, publisher and writer, Heinrich van den Berg, has become a master in garnering invaluable experiences capturing images of the African continent and its’ contents. Join us to listen how Heinrich has forged his career, how he got those special shots and how you can do the same.

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Want TO Build & Improve Your Photographic Skills?

See what part-time short courses offered this month

THE SHOT CAN ONLY SUCCEED IF THE LIGHTING IS RIGHT.

Cover all the bases with our hands-on Studio Portraiture Weekend Workshop consisting of practical demonstrations and exercises designed to teach you everything you need to know about studio lighting.

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CONTROL THE LIGHT

Learn how to use your Speedlight flash like a pro: fill flash, diffused or bounced. Use it off-camera for dramatic effects, work with multiple flash units and make informed decisions about your shot with the available light on any location.
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POST PRODUCTION AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Learn how to manage and keyword your image collections, edit your photographs, publish your pictures online and print beautiful photographs.Our interactive and exercise driven course gives students a hands-on experience of working in this application.

This introduction to Adobe Lightroom is highly recommended for all photographers.

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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA

This entry level course combines theory and practice enabling you to take better digital photographs with your Digital SLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera, by increasing your theoretical understanding of photography and exploring your creative side.

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AN INTRO TO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH ASHLEY MARIÉ

Ignite your creative soul and learn to photographically express yourself in ways never before imagined with this unique Fashion Photography 1-Day Workshop led by the self-made and accomplished artist-photographer, Ashley Marié.

LEARN HOW TO:

  • Shoot under a professional photographers’ guidance.
  • Approach models, their agencies, build a team and a strong portfolio.
  • Research, conceptualise and execute a shoot
  • Decide on and submit work to magazines
  • Use her techniques and set-ups for achieving her unique look
  • Get to grips with studio flash for professional images for commercial use
  • Use social media for networking
  • Ashley makes her choices in lighting and styling to suit the subject and the style of the shoot
  • To shoot tethered – pausing to discuss points of the image and where retouching would play a role.
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LEARN FROM ONE OF THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

From the wedding dress to perfecting the shot with post-production, this intensive 2-day Wedding Photography workshop with Christelle Rall will push you to grow as photographer and person.

Christelle has won many international awards and has been published extensively all around the world. Her beautifully unique wedding images achieved rankings in various top 100 wedding photography lists in the world in the last couple of years. Most recently, she ranked 8th in the world by the prestigious International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) in January 2017.

This is your chance to gain invaluable insight into the life and eye of an industry leader and how she forged a sterling career.

This workshop will teach the participant how to use your gear and vision to great more meaningful wedding images that are both visually compelling and has a strong emotional impact. Shooting, editing and business elements will be discussed.

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