Mini Workshop - Saturday 6th November Johannesburg Jacarandas with Clare Appleyard-Saturday 6th November-
Mini Workshop - Saturday 6th November Johannesburg Jacarandas with Clare Appleyard-Saturday 6th November-
Mini Workshop - Saturday 6th November Johannesburg Jacarandas with Clare Appleyard-Saturday 6th November-
Mini Workshop - Saturday 6th November Johannesburg Jacarandas with Clare Appleyard-Saturday 6th November-

Mini Workshop - Saturday 6th November Johannesburg Jacarandas with Clare Appleyard

Regular price R 500.00
Tax included.


Pretoria may be known as the Jacaranda City, but Johannesburg has ample supply of these spectacular purple giants.

Join us on Saturday 6th November for a small group jacaranda shoot covering 4 of Johannesburg's best jacaranda spots. We'll start off super early to catch some moody morning streetlight shots along a jacaranda flanked road, before moving on to 3 further locations to make the most of the golden sunrise light. Clare Appleyard will be assisting attendees with settings, composition and techniques to make the most of the shooting opportunity. 

  1. Location - Various, Johannesburg
  2. Date - Saturday 6th November
  3. Time - 05:00 to 09:00am
  4. Group Size - 8 Maximum
  5. Price - R500.00

Gear Required:

  • Camera with charged batteries and memory cards
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Remote/cable release
  • Suggested lenses: Variable zoom lens (up to 200mm) to allow great "tunnel effect" shots that focus on the jacarandas without blown out skies
  • Suggested filters: Circular polarising filter

All attendees will be added to a private WhatsApp group where exact location, meeting time, driving arrangements and general rules of the shoot will be shared. We'll be driving from one shoot location to the next, so a car is necessary. 

Mini workshop payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you miss the workshop for any reason, your payment will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Mini Workshops

Our goal is to help motivate the members of our community to improve their photographic skills and keep them honed by getting out and shooting more.

The problem is that normal full-day or multi-day workshops require a mountain of organisational effort from us and a large fee and time commitment from you. We want to offer the community a way of getting out on a regular basis, without you or us having to commit too much.  

In partnership with expert local photographers, we will offer brief workshops around various SA cities at a nominal fee. By foregoing formal presentations, venues and catering, the commitment for all parties is vastly reduced. It is essentially just a shooting session of 2-3 hours under expert supervision. You will benefit from safety in numbers, the shared motivation of a group of people going to shoot and the expert knowledge of the mentor guiding the workshop. The best way to learn is if someone can answer your questions in the field as you encounter them.

How it Works

The city, mentor and type of workshops (seascape, landscape, cityscape, macro) is listed under products – workshops as a product. We will not list the exact location of the workshops on the website for safety reasons.

We will give an indication of the greater area where the workshop will happen. Once booked, you will be added to a whatsapp group for the workshop and you will be given an exact time, date and location.

At the workshop, you will have the opportunity to shoot under the guidance of an expert photographer who can assist you and answer all your questions. You will benefit from their knowledge of photography and the location as well as safety in numbers of a group.

Pricing of Workshops

We want to keep these workshops as affordable as possible, while keeping group sizes small and making sure that the mentor is fairly rewarded for their time and effort.

Pricing will vary from R300 to R750 per workshop depending on the day of the week, the mentor and whether any location fees apply.

Get Your Workshop Fee Back

  • If you purchase any products after attending a workshop, you can get your full workshop fee back as a discount*
  • *Maximum discount of 20% of purchase value

Try New Products

If there are any products that you’ve been eyeing, the mentor can bring it along on the workshop and you can try it out under their supervision. 

Your support of this initiative is absolutely crucial to its success. As long as the workshops are fully booked, the mentors will keep arranging them. Please share it with your friends and motivate them to join in the fun.

Do you have the item in stock? 

Products are either in stock, out of stock (sold out) or special order. 

  • In stock: We have stock at our local warehouse. You can see how many we have in stock, add these products to your cart and check out. 
  • Sold out: We usually carry stock of this item but it has sold out. Please get in touch to get an ETA and reserve and incoming product. Or use the "Email me when available" button to get an email when new stock arrives. 
  • Special order: We don't carry local stock of this item. Get in touch to confirm stock availability and ETA to place an order. 

Delivery options and what they cost

We pride ourselves on lightning fast shipping, FREE on all orders over R1000. For orders under R1000 a courier fee of R75 will apply. Apart from large f-stop gear orders, most of our items ship overnight and the daily cutoff is 14:00. You can read more on the deliveries page or get in touch for a confirmed delivery date and time. 

Can I collect my parcel? 

Yes, you can collect your order from our office in Bosman's Crossing, Stellenbosch (09:00 - 17:00). Just choose the collection option at checkout- we'll follow up with the specifics. Please note that we are very strict about payment if collecting. We will not release any goods if we are not 100% comfortable about payment. We accept the following as payment confirmation in order to release the goods. 

  • Payfast Card Payment (any customers, new or returning)
  • EFT from FNB to FNB, pending fund clearance (any customers, new or returning)
  • Normal EFT from other banks to FNB (return customers only)
  • Instant EFT from other banks to FNB, pending fund clearance (Any customers, new or returning) 
  • Cash (any customers, new or returning)

What payment options are available?  

  • EFT
  • EFT via Payfast
  • Credit card: VISA & Mastercard

What is your policy on returns and or exchanges?

We are more than happy to exchange any product for something else or a full refund* if you feel that the item you chose isn’t quite right for you. See our Return Policy page for more. 

*If paying with any card, 4.5% of the transaction value goes to the credit card payment facilitation company. "Full Refund" means that we will return the full amount we received after the credit card service fees. If you are at all unsure that what you're buying is ideal for you, rather opt for EFT payment to be safe. 

Where is my order? How can I track my order?

You will receive an email with your tracking number once your order has been collected by our couriers. You can also find tracking number for your orders under "My account" 

You can shop NiSi Filters at the following retailers. 

Orms Bellville
Victorian Towers, 2 Palm St, Bellville, Cape Town

Fritz, 021 910 1380

Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Martin Wright, 011 880 2885

28 Pearce St, Berea, East London

Damien, 083 574 9134

66 17th Ave, Broadwood, Port Elizabeth
Lascel, 041 367 4401

Lime Photo
Kloof, Durban
Emil, 084 484 9959

Photo Freedom
Ballito, Durban
Graham, 032 586 1212

Danie, 072 608 3345

We have a no-nonsense approach. If a product breaks due to a manufacturer defect, we will replace it without asking any questions. If we have any reason to believe that the product was put through unreasonably heavy usage, we will have to follow the manufacturer's standard warranty procedure. 

Find more info on proper care and use for each brand below. 

NiSi Care & Use

F-stop Care & Use


The manufacturer offers a 10-year limited warranty on all products and we extend that warranty to our customers. Please read the below very carefully, so you understand your position when something breaks or doesn’t work ideally anymore.

It is critical to understand that this warranty only applies to factory faults and not to standard wear and tear. Tripods are subject to a lot of gray areas in this regard as tripods used outdoors, particularly in sand and sea water, are subjected to extreme wear and tear. We will e.g. replace the affected part of your tripod if a carbon tube snaps or cracks without much pressure applied to it or if the apex breaks. We will not replace your tripod or the affected part if e.g. a joint locks up due to sand or salt build up or if a hinge becomes corroded or stiff/floppy and unserviceable due to corrosion or salt build up. 

In sum, if we see that you took good care of your tripod and something went wrong, we will go out of our way to fix or replace it for you. If we see that you dragged it through the mud (literally or metaphorically), then we are unlikely to fix/replace it for you. How you handle your tripod and take care of it, is all the difference between 3- or 20 years of service. 

The best of tripods will not last longer than 2/3 years if used regularly in the sea, INCORRECTLY, and never serviced. Always make sure to extend the lowest leg section first, so you keep the joints out of the water/sand. Always rinse with freshwater after use in the sea, wipe down with a wet cloth, leave extended to dry and ENSURE YOU KEEP THE HEAD AND APEX DRY. If your tripod’s joints start feeling sandy/gritty, open them up, give them a proper clean and lubrication and fine-tune the tension on the joints.

If travelling on dirt roads, ensure that your tripod is in its carry-bag when not in use.

Your tripod will not take care of itself – it is up to you to do so. All our tripods ship with an info-sheet on taking care of your tripod. We also offer a full tripod disassembly and service for R1000, including shipping both ways.