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14-17 April 2024

R12 400 pps*
4-day workshop

Discover the allure of the Drakensberg Mountains in our latest landscape photography workshop. Journey deep into the enchanting Tugela Valley, unveiling the secrets of striking compositions and post-processing brilliance. From mastering long exposures with filters to harnessing the polarizer's magic, this workshop is your golden opportunity to refine both on-field and post-processing skills. Immerse yourself in gentle walks along scenic hiking trails and capture fresh compositions bathed in the best light. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a novice, don't miss the chance to elevate your landscape photography game with us!

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Join Kyle and Jon on an extraordinary photographic odyssey with our latest landscape workshop, a deep exploration into the breathtaking canvas of South Africa's iconic Drakensberg Mountain Range. This workshop is focused on the Tugela Valley, nestled within the Northern Drakensberg foothills, where our primary goal is not only to capture stunning imagery but to unravel the secrets of crafting compositions that transcend ordinary captures, destined for brilliance in post-processing.


This immersive workshop invites participants to delve into the multifaceted artistry of photography. From mastering the intricate use of filters for mesmerizing long exposures to harnessing the transformative power of the polarizer, the technical finesse is just the beginning. Picture yourself on leisurely walks along picturesque hiking trails, covering approximately 1-4km per session. These explorations lead us into the heart of the valley, where each step unveils fresh, dynamic compositions aglow with the magical interplay of light and nature.


Our experience extends beyond the photographic techniques, focusing on cultivating a profound connection with the environment and fostering a creative mindset. Whether you're a seasoned landscape photographer eager to refine your craft or a photography enthusiast taking your first steps, this workshop is your golden ticket to honing skills both in the field and within the captivating realm of post-processing.


Seize the opportunity to elevate your landscape photography game, joining us in translating your creative vision into compelling visual narratives. Immerse yourself in the transformative art of capturing the unseen beauty of the Drakensberg landscape, and let your photography tell a story that goes beyond words. This journey is an invitation to not just capture moments but to create timeless visual tales that resonate with the soul. 

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Group size:

6-8 people. Non-photographers / partners / spouses are also welcome at a reduced rate.

This workshop caters for beginners and advanced shooters. However, we do recommend photographers are familiar with their camera settings and layout and are comfortable shooting in manual mode. If you are unsure about your skill level or gear please feel free to contact us and ask any questions. 

What's included:

Landscape photography in the Northern Drakensberg
Amazing accommodation 
ALL Breakfasts & Dinners 
Two professional photographers
Photographic assistance for the duration of the tour, including composition, best times to capture the light, and help with correct gear settings
Post-processing sessions and presentations

What's excluded:

Travel to locations - you will need to drive in your own vehicle
Expenses of a personal nature
All personal snacks and drinks


Alpine Heat

Price is per person sharing (pps*)

(single supplement extra 30%)

Gear We Recommend For This Workshop


DSLR or mirrorless camera body

Mid range and telephoto lenses (24-70 mm / 24-120mm / 70-200mm / 100-400mm) 


Leofoto LY-284C + LH-30 Carbon Fiber Kit


NiSi Neutral Density and Polarising Filters


Hähnel Lithium Ion Batteries


Delkin Memory Cards


ThinkTank Backstory Camerabags

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A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking. The balance is required one month prior to the commencement of the workshop. Cancellation 30 days prior to the workshop is 100% refund, 15-30 days a 50% refund, 15 days or less 0% refund. 

This workshop has been planned to coincide with the best possible photographic conditions for its intended purpose. These conditions however cannot be guaranteed.

Our workshops are hosted in outdoor environments where conditions cannot always be predicted and where terrain can pose hazardous risks.

By choosing to join this or any of the workshops or events hosted by VentureKJ these risks must be accepted by the attendee, and Kyle and Jon accept no responsibility or liability for injury or loss of any nature. On acceptance of participation in this workshop you will be required to sign a liability waiver/s.

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