Pretoria may be known as the Jacaranda City, but Johannesburg has ample supply of these spectacular purple giants.
Join us on Sunday 31st October 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.
- Location - Various, Johannesburg
- Date - Sunday 31st October
- Time - 05:00 to 09:00am
- Group Size - 8 Maximum
- Price - R500.00
Camera with charged batteries and memory cards
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.
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.