The Drakensberg Photography Workshop

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SEE WHAT WE GOT UP TO PREVIOUSLY

Thanks to our amazing guests. I think we all had a great time and they walked away with fantastic images and an experience that will last a lifetime. Check out the review video to see what we got up to.

Dear Hunters of Light ( Quintin and Emil) Thank you in providing us with such an awesome workshop!
We enjoyed learning more about landscape photography and thank you for your invaluable mentoring during the workshop. It is rare to find someone with your talents that also have the ability to communicate effectively and provide an atmosphere that is inspiring to learn within.
You are extremely enthusiastic and affirming teachers and we learned a lot to take our photographic skills to the next level. Emil, your knowledge and stories about the Drakensberg really brought the place to life for us. We learned a lot and saw the Drakensberg in a way that others might not see it.

Thanks again for all that you did to help ensure that we had a great time, also full of adventure, fun and laughter. You put a smile in our hearts. It was an honour to attend your workshop. We had a blast and would recommend EVERYONE to take part in you workshops.

Warmest thanks!
Jeany and Sorentia

Join the Hunter’s of Light community for an amazing weekend of photography training, locations and discussion in the extraordinary Drakensberg Mountains.

For the amateur photographer wishing to learn more, the workshop provides a strong teaching focus, while also bringing the photographer to an absolutely stunning location.

We visit arguably one of the finest portions of the Drakensberg Mountains, which themselves are part of a UNESCO World heritage site that stretches into the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho. Although called ‘An Introduction to’, this workshop is suitable for photographers of all levels, and even for partners that’d like to join as well, but are not that interested in photography themselves. It really is a 4 night excursion which revolves mostly around having fun and learning a ton.

This workshop is a collaboration between the Hunters of Light community and lead photographer Quintin Mills and Emil von Maltitz, lead instructor with Nature’s Light. It promises to be a packed excursion with landscape composition, shoots, macro, interior architectural photography, post-production and critique sessions planned for the group. ​​

DATES

26th to 30 January 2024

PRICE

R17,900 P/P (R1800 single supplement if required and available)

FOCUS

Learn and have fun with Landscape Photography

GROUP SIZE

Min 6, Max 10 (if more than 10 guests, there will be 3 instructors)

INSTRUCTOR GUEST RATIO

1:5

DURATION

5 DAYS – 4 nights

ACCOMMODATION TYPE

Chalets

NUMBER OF DESTINATIONS

2

ITINERARY

Part 1 Thendele Hutted Camp, Royal Natal National Park

Day 1
The first day starts with arrival at the Royal Natal National Park where we stay at Thendele Hutted Camp with it’s phenomenal outlook of the famous Amphitheatre massif. This curved escarpment wall rises to over 3000m above sea level and is the home to the Tugela Falls. These falls, dropping 947m, are officially recognised as the world’s second tallest waterfall, but recent measurements have made a case for it actually being the tallest (actually beating Angel Falls in Venezuela by 50m!).

Day 2
Day two starts with a dawn shoot followed by breakfast at the hut while photographers are able to download their first images. Depending on group size and interests we have post-production seminars, and different location shoots available to the participants to fill the course of the day.

At the end of the day we finish with a sunset shoot before heading out of the park for the finest pizza in the country, and potentially weather permitting, a star shoot.

 

Part 2 Witsieshoek

Day 3
After a sunrise photoshoot on the third day we make our way for the two hour’s drive north to Witsoeshoek (ironically also only two hours away). This is a leisurely drive with potential stops for images along the way. An afternoon shoot overlooking the Amphitheatre is on the cards along with an astrophotography session, glass of wine in hand from Witsieshoek.

Day 4
This is a the day we get that epic sunrise! For those up to it there is an insanely early start to the base of Sentinel Peak. This is followed by a walk in the dark to get to the Witches viewpoint, half way up the Drakensberg Mountain. This is an entirely optional outing and there are other sunrise venues for those less-inclined to walk.

As with the second day we have severel shoots and sessions planned for the various interests among the guest photographers.

The day ends watching the sun descend behind the Berg, followed by an image crit session in the comfort of the Witsieshoek lodge.

Day 5
A final optional dawn shoot is the perfect way to begin our final day in the mountains.
We depart around 10 or 11 in the morning, either traveling back home

PRICE

R17,900 per person Minimum 6 participants, maximum 10 participants.
(If under 5 participants, only one photographic leader will conduct the tour)
Single Supplement: R1 800 – subject to availability

Guided Tour Includes:

  • All Lodging (based upon sharing)
  • Pickup and drop off from Durban International Airport
  • Dinner day 1, breakfast, lunch, dinner day 2-4, breakfast & lunch day 5 – including most drinks
  • Local tips for guides and for restaurants
  • Photography guidance by two professional photographers and an assistant
  • All tuition including teaching material and hand-outs
  • All road transport in comfortable 4×4 vehicles
  • All entrance fees and photography permits
  • All toll and parking fees

Guided Tour Excludes:

  • Airfares to and from Durban International Airport
  • Single room supplement (R1 800)
  • Non-meal time snacks if purchased on route
  • Possible extra excursions/activities and/or additional days
  • Travel insurances (mandatory!)
  • Photographic gear rental (if required)

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