When shooting south, the angle of the sun is optimal during summer solstice as it moves far south and gives dramatic side lighting over the city. December also brings a high probability of daily thunderstorms, which promises interesting skies and clear air. High summer is the best time of the year for cityscape photography in Gauteng and we have timed this workshop carefully so that it is as close to summer solstice as possible, but before the end-of-year madness is in full swing.
After the presentations at DPC, we will have one hour to get to Randlords in order to start shooting at 17:00. With sun setting at 18:46, we will have about 1 hour of afternoon light, 1 hour of golden light/sunset, one hour of twilight/blue hour and one hour of nighttime. During the shoot, Danie and Hougaard will be available to help all participants and explain any questions you may have. A wide range of NiSi filters will be available to try, including solid ND filters, graduated ND filters, polarisers and the natural night filter.
Randlords has 56m of South-Facing deck, allowing a very large group to comfortably shoot the view towards the south. In addition to this it has a further 66m in total that looks East, West and North. The group size will be capped at 50 people, allowing plenty of space for everyone to shoot as they wish.