20 February 2017

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017

Upcoming Photography Workshops Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers and Jacques Myburgh will be facilitating various workshops at Intaka Island Century City, Cape Town and Woodbridge Island, Milnerton Cape Town during 2017.

25% Discount on Future Cape Town Workshops
Anybody who made a previous workshop booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers website during 2015 / 2016 will receive a 25% discount towards listed Photography Workshops (unless otherwise specified, but booking for the workshop will entitle delegates a 25% discount on future 2017 bookings).

Please contact me should you be interested in attending any of the listed Photography Workshops Cape Town.

Canon Camera / Introduction to Photography Training Cape Town

Private Training on all Canon DSLR's / Lenses / Speedlite Flash
From R350-00 (various sessions depending on current skill levels)

Any other workshop also available as one-on-one training sessions
More information>>

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
8 / / 9 / 11 / 12 February 2017 Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island
Cost: R650 - R850 (25 max)
Booking / More information>>

Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town
18 / 19 February 2017 Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island
Cost: R500 (25 max)
Booking / More information>>

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
11 March 2017 (Full Day) Intaka Island Cape Town
Cost: R850 (20 max)
Booking / More Information>>

Canon Speedlite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town
No Confirmed Dates

Contact Me for more info>>



Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town - 11 March 2017


Workshop Cost: R850-00 per delegate (Min 25% For Any Returning Delegate) Booking>>

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Intaka Island Cape Town - 11 March 2017


Vernon Chalmers and Jacques Myburgh will facilitate a full-day Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop 
on Saturday 11 March 217 at Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town from 08:00 - 17:00.

This will be an opportunity for new photographers / experienced photographers with Macro lenses to learn more about macro / close-up photography, exposure settings, techniques and various accessories (close-up filters / extension tubes / flash / reverse rings).

Canon / Nikon Support
There will be a dedicated Nikon support photographer available during the workshop.


You do not have to own a macro lens to attend this workshop - we will demonstrate various cost-effective ways to capture macro and / or close-up shots (even with your current DSLR and non-macro lens or Bridge point and shoot camera). Assistance will be provided for purchasing any future macro lenses / macro flash or macro / close-up accessories.


Refreshments / Lunch: Coffee / tea, refreshments and lunch to be provided.

Workshop Cost: R850-00 per delegate (20 max)  Booking>>

25% discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website.

Workshop Objective / Training Level
For assisting the developing photographer with the understanding and application of introductory to intermediate macro  / close-up photography accessories  / exposure settings / photography techniques. 

Integrated Hands-On Learning Approach

The workshop will have an integrated hands-on learning approach throughout all sessions (with your own gear and / or by using our own Macro / Close-Up accessories).

Workshop Contents / Learning Areas
  • Introduction 
  • Macro / Close-Up Subjects 
  • Cameras / Lenses / Accessories 
  • Exposure / Focus Settings
  • Macro / Close-Up Techniques
  • Adding Light / Macro Lighting
  • Macro Focus Stacking / Processing 
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Various Assignments / Practicals

Join the Macro / Close-Up Photography Cape Town Facebook Group>>

All Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop promotions, bookings, competitions and logistics are facilitated by Vernon Chalmers.

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Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Inside a flower: Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/5.6 ISO 400 (Speedlite)

Nikon D7100 / Nikon 18-200mm Lens f/5.3 ISO 1100 Image credit: Joseph Inns
Nikon D7100 / Nikon 18-200mm Lens f/5.3 ISO 1100 Image credit: Joseph Inns

Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Bee in flight : Canon 6D / EF 70-300mm Lens (extension tube)

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Small Flower / Water Drop : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Red Pepper Macro : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

Inside a Chocolate Bar : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops 2017

  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town  More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

19 February 2017

Online Photography Competitions in South Africa

Online Photography Competitions in South Africa

Websites offering Photography Competitions in South Africa

Although many of the listed websites are still listing 2016 Photography Competitions this list features some of the most well-known South African companies /  magazines / newspapers / NGO's / websites offering photography competitions in South Africa. 


Please note Some of these photography competitions / contests are once off competitions: read more on the listed websites for updated 2017 competitions.

Important before entering any Photographic Competition
Please read the Terms and Conditions and fully understand what happens to the Copyright / Ownership of your images after submission to / and publication of your images into their online galleries (and what happens to your image(s) after closing dates). If you're not sure contact the organisers / sponsors before submission.

Adding your Photography Competition (South Africa only) to this list
Please Contact Me direct for adding your Photography Competition (South Africa only).


International Photography Competitions
International Photography Competitions

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Photography Competitions South Africa

Africa Geographic
Photographer of the Year 2017

African Safari Pictures
Wildlife Photo Contests


BirdLife
Photography Competitions


Cameraland
Photography Competitions


Canon South Africa
Monthly Photo Challenges


Country Life
Photography Competition


Kariega Game Reserve
Wildlife Photo Competition


Kirstenbosch
Photography Competitions


Kruger-2- Kalahari
Nature Photo Contest

GTTPSA (For Tourism Learners)
Tourism Photography Competition

Grain SA

Getaway
Gallery Competitions

Indlovu Lodge
Amateur Photography Competition


Kariega Game Reserve
2016 Photography Competition


LandRover Africa / Canon
The Big Picture Photo Competition


N3TC
Photography Competitions


Nature's Best Photography Africa
Photography Competitions


Nikon South Africa
Photography Competitions

Media / Netwerk 24
Foto Kompetisies

ORMS Connect
Monthly Photo Competitions


Open Society Foundation
Photography Competition


Parasol
Portrait Photography Competitions


Photographic Society of South Africa

Photography Competitions


RapidStudios
Photo Competitions

Rhino Africa
Photographer of the Year


SAASTRA
Photography Competitions


SAMA
Photography Competitions


SANParks
Photography Competition


Sigma South Africa
Sigma Photo Competitions

Springbok Atlas
Photography Competition

Sunday Times
Photographer of the Year Competition

Sunday Times
Wilderness Photograph of the Year

Tamron
Photography Competitions

Times Live
Photography Competition

VANSA
Photo Competition

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Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More


Sunrise over Century City Cape Town - Canon EOS 70D
Sunrise over Century City Cape Town - Canon EOS 70D / 70-300mm Zoom Lens

15 February 2017

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town - February 2017

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town - February 2017

Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers and Jacques Myburgh will facilitate an intermediate level Landscape / Seascape / Long Exposure Workshop at Intaka Island, 18 February and Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island, 18-19 February, with guided sunrise and sunset shooting sessions. Canon and Nikon photographers are welcome.

Session 1
: 18 February 08:00 - 13:00 Intaka Island
Session 2 : 18 February Before Sunset (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)
Session 3 : 19 February Before Sunrise (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

Session 4 : 19 February Before Sunset (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

Refreshments: To be provided during the Saturday morning session.

Delegates are welcome to attend the Sunrise and / or Sunset Sessions.


25% discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website

Workshop Cost: R500-00 per delegate for all four sessions (25 max)

Membership to the Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town Support Group

Booking>>

Workshop Objective / Training Level
For assisting the developing photographer with the understanding and application of intermediate to advanced landscape / long exposure settings and techniques.

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town
Milnerton Beach : Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens
For APS-C (Crop) and Full Frames DSLR bodies / lenses

The Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop will start off Saturday morning with a theory session at Intaka Island (exposure / focus settings with reference to APS-C and Full Frame bodies) and then three practical sessions at Woodbridge Island / Milnerton Beach: a sunset session (Saturday evening) and again at sunrise and / or sunset session on Sunday. Delegates are welcome to attend all three practical sessions.


Workshop Contents / Learning Areas
  • Introduction 
  • Camera Bodies / Lenses 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Exposure / Focus Settings 
  • Long Exposure Techniques
  • Tripods / Remote Releases
  • Filters Overview / Application 
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Practical Sessions (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

DSLR Camera Body / Lens Requirements
Any DSLR camera body with an ultra-wide / wide angle lens in ie. 10-18 / 18-55 / 18-135mm focal length APS-C format or Full Frame ie.16-35 / 24-70 / 24-105mm focal length will be suitable. Feel free to contact me if you're not sure.

Tripod
A sturdy tripod will be mandatory for the low light / long exposure sessions.

Canon and Nikon Support

There will be DSLR body / lens guidance and support available for Canon and Nikon shooters on Saturday and Sunday.


Contact
Vernon Chalmers for more information

Costing
: R500-00 per delegate for all three sessions (20 max)


Booking: Please complete the Workshop Booking Form should you be interested in attending.


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Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town Canon EOS 6D
Woodbridge Island - Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens

V&A Waterfront Sunrise - Canon EOS 700D / 18-135mm Lens
V&A Waterfront Sunrise - Canon EOS 700D / 18-135mm Lens

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town - October 2016
Sea Point Sunset - Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens 

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Lagoon (Canon EOS 6D)
Table Mountain Before Sunrise - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 6D)

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Lagoon (Canon EOS 6D)

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 700D)
Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 700D)

The Wooden Bridge  Woodbridge Island After Sunset (Canon EOS 6D)
The Wooden Bridge  Woodbridge Island After Sunset (Canon EOS 6D)

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town 2017

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town 2017
Canon EOS 70D / 70-300mm Zoom Lens
I regularly  facilitate private Canon Camera and Photography tutoring / training sessions in Milnerton, Cape Town.

Tailor-made (individual) learning programmes are prepared for specific Canon EOS DSLR camera requirements; with the goal of providing a better understanding of EOS camera menus / settings, the exposure triangle and various photographic genre applications.

Any Canon EOS body / lens combination is suitable for most of the training sessions. During initial contact I will determine the learner's current skills, Canon EOS system and other learning / photographic requirements.

Training / demonstrations are done on the client's own Canon EOS bodies attached to various Canon EF / other brand lenses covering wide-angle to zoom lenses.

2017 Individual Photography Training Session Rates
From R350-00 per session (in Milnerton). Practical shooting sessions can be worked into the training. A typical training program of two training sessions (R700-00) and a practical shoot will be R850-00. This to be inclusive of up to 8 hours theory / settings training and a three hours practical shoot around Woodbridge Island. Training sessions at client address will be calculated / proposed based on traveling and specific training objectives.


Canon EOS Cameras / Lenses / Speedlite Flash
All Canon EOS cameras from the EOS 1100D to advanced AF training on the Canon EOS 80D to 
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. All Canon EF / EF-S and other compatible brands.  All Canon Speedlite flash units from Canon Speedlite 270EX to Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT (including Macro Ring Lites). 

Advanced Canon EOS Autofocus Training
For advanced AF training have a look at the Birds in Flight Photography workshop options. Advanced AF training most suitable from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II to Canon EOS 1-DX Mark II.

Training Schedules / Availability
From Tuesdays - during the the day / evening and / or over weekend.
Canon Camera and Photography Training Cape Town
Core Canon Camera / Photography  Learning Areas
  • Overview & Specific Canon Camera / Lens Settings
  • Exposure Settings for M / Av / Tv Modes
  • Autofocus / Manual Focus Options
  • General Photography / Lens Selection / Settings
  • Transition from JPG to RAW (Reasons why)
  • Landscape Photography / Settings / Filters
  • Close-Up / Macro Photography / Settings
  • Speedlite Flash / Flash Modes / Flash Settings
  • Digital Image Management / Post-Processing

Canon Camera and Photography Training Cape Town
Practical Photography / Application
  • Inter-relationship of ISO / Aperture / Shutter Speed
  • Aperture and Depth of Field demonstration
  • Low light / Long Exposure demonstration
  • Landscape sessions / Manual focusing
  • Speedlite Flash application / technique
  • Introduction to Post-Processing

Tailor-made Canon Camera / Photography training to be facilitated on specific requirements after a thorough needs-analysis with individual photographer / or small group.

Typical Learning Areas Agenda (based on the Canon EOS 70D)
  • General Photography Challenges / Fundamentals 
  • Exposure Overview (ISO / Aperture / Shutter Speed) 
  • Canon EOS 70D Menus / Settings (in relation to exposure) 
  • Camera / Lens Settings (in relation to application / genres) 
  • Lens Selection / Technique (in relation to application / genres) 
  • Introduction to Canon Flash / Low Light Photography

Above Learning Areas are facilitated over two sessions of three to four hours each. An optional practical shooting component (if required) will be at an additional cost.


Photography Workshops / Tutoring outside Cape Town / Western Cape
Please Contact Me to discuss any specific Canon Camera / Photography learning requirements. I am available to travel to specific locations for one-day and / or longer workshops.


Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

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Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town
Perched Kingfisher - Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens

Canon Camera and Photography Private Tutoring Cape Town
Long Exposure Photography: Canon EOS 700D / Wide-Angle Lens

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town
Fashion Show with flash : Canon EOS 6D 70mm Focal Lenght

Canon Camera and Photography Private Tutoring Cape Town
Panning / Slow Shutter Speed: Canon EOS 70D 70-300mm Lens

International Photography Awards / Competitions

International / Global Photography Awards and Competitions 2017

International / Global Photography Awards and Competitions 2017

Listed websites may still have competitions overlapping between 2016 and 2017. This listing features some of the most well-known International companies / magazines / newspapers / NGO's / websites offering photography awards and competitions around the world.

Africa Geographic

Photographer of the Year

Australian Geographic
Nature Photographer of the Year

All For Photography
International Photography Competitions

British Journal of Photography (BJP)
Photography Competitions


Canon World Press Photo
World Press Photo Contest


Communication Arts
Photography Competitions

Emerging Photographer
Photography Competition


Epson International Pano Awards
Photography Competition

Fine Art Photography Awards
Fine Art Photography Awards


Hamdan International Photography Award
Photography Competition

International Color Awards
International Color Awards


International Fine Art Photography Awards
International Fine Art Photography Awards


International Photography Awards (IPA)
International Photography Awards


Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards
Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards


Life Framer
Photography Competitions

The Lucie Awards
Lucie Annual Awards


The Zebra Awards
Black and White Photographer of the Year


Mobile Photography Awards
Mobile Photography Awards


Monochrome Awards
International Black & White Photography Contest


Moscow International Photo Awards (MIFA)
Moscow International Foto Awards

National Geographic Traveller
Photography Competition 2017


Nature's Best Photography
Photography Competitions


Neutral Density Awards
ND Photography Awards

Nikon Photo Contest
Nikon Photo Contest


Nikon Small World
Photomicrography Competition


Olympus
Global Open Photo Contest


Ozone Zone International Photo Competition
International Photo Competition - Photo Salon


Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
International Photography Competitions

PPAC 
International Photo Awards


Photo.Com Awards
International Photography Contest


Proify International Awards
Annual International Photography Awards 


Renaissance Photography Prize
Renaissance Photography Awards


Shoot The Frame
Monthly International Photography Awards


Siena International Photo Awards
Photography Competitions


Sony World Photography Awards
Sony World Photography Awards


South Africa Photography Competitions
South Africa Photography Competitions


Syngenta Photography Award
Syngenta Photography Award


The Pulitzer Prizes
Feature Photography


World Press Photo
The World Press Photo Contest

World Photography Organization
Photography Competitions

ZEISS Photography Award
ZEISS Photography Award


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Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

Fireworks V&A Waterfront Cape Town South Africa : Canon EOS 6D / 70-300mm Lens
Fireworks V&A Waterfront Cape Town South Africa : Canon EOS 6D / 70-300mm Lens