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Basic Photography Course & Stargazing Weekend

 
Presented by Pine Pienaar
 
19 to 23 November 2009
 
Ganora Guest Farm
7 km's outside Nieu Bethesda (about 50 km's from Graaff-Reinet)
     
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Join well-known photographer Pine Pienaar for an exciting, informal weekend where you'll not only get to know your camera, but also enjoy the stars and some good company! Seats are limited, so you'll receive hands-on, personal attention. 
 
Nestled below the Compassberg, Nieu Bethesda is an oasis in the arid Karoo.  This village, left behind in time attracts those seeking peace and tranquility….
 
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The program includes:
  • Two photography theory sessions ~ cover  camera controls, functions  and menu’s
  • Stargazing and viewing through 10 inch deep space telescope, an astro talk and viewing through 10 inch deep space telescope (weather permitting)
  • Outdoor workshop in the beautiful Karoo landscape
  • Indoor portrait lighting workshop where you'll photograph some colourful characters.
  • A visit to Helen Martins' Owlhouse
  • JP will share his private fossil and artefact museum with you by showing you all the family has found in the past few years.
  • Guided talk on Ganora's Bushman paintings that date back to 10 000 years will for sure interest you. There are 28 000 year old bushman engravings at Ganora - these'll make for amazing photographs.
  • An evening of Karoo stories around the fire.
  • Home-cooked meals and tea's.
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Requirements ~ Camera (recommended minimum, 5 Megapixels) and a pen, everything else is provided.
 
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Cost ~ R 2 950 per person (Everything included except for transport and alcoholic drinks.)   Cost excluding accomodation ~ R 1 975 per person
 
A 50% deposit is required on bookings and a 10% cancellation fee applies.

Bookings ~ please book ahead of time, as there is limited space available ~ phone Heidi on 082 865 2699 or 049 8411 636 (office hours). Email Heidi