Taalmonument and Haarhoff once again offer fun workshop for beginner photographers

For those who wish that they can capture unforgettable moments and scenes more beautifully, the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument (ATM) presents a workshop in the Paarl on Friday, 30 April 2021, with photography coach Peter Haarhoff.

If you want to stop using your camera on “automatic” and do not have time for an extended photography course, this enjoyable one-day course is ideal. It is a practical, bilingual programme which means that you can immediately work on what you have learned under the watchful eye of your photo coach. Theory takes place in the classroom after which everyone will practise how to take fantastic photos of human, nature and structure at the picturesque monument. Later this year, Haarhoff will present an advanced photography workshop – the top 12 photos of that course will be on display in the monument’s outdoor gallery.

The following aspects will be highlighted in April:

  • Take control of your DSLR camera;
  • How to use program and manual options;
  • How the lens aperture controls the depth of field;
  • Set your shutter speed for truly creative photography;
  • White balance and ISO settings;
  • Flash photography and exposure compensation;
  • Filters and social media like Instagram; and
  • How to compose better photos and much more.

So, learn it all in just one day at the Taalmonument in Gabbema Doordrift Street on Paarl Mountain from 09:00 to 16:00. It costs only R400 per person, which includes a free visit to the monument as well as coffee/tea, sweets and a delicious lunch.

Participants must bring their own DSLR camera or any camera with manual control – no cellphone cameras. Places are limited, so please book timely with Jeffrey Pietersen on 021 872 3441 or send an e-mail to bemarking2@taalmuseum.co.za. More on Peter Haarhoff at www.flickr.com/people/peterhaarhoff/

Besides exciting music and other events, the ATM annually presents a series of workshops focusing on the development of basic professional skills. Anyone is welcome to make suggestions for additional workshops. For further information on the events, (online) courses and Covid-19 protocols, call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za and www.facebook.com/afrikaansetaalmonument. Year permits are available at R120 for individuals or R220 per family (offered at a 20% discount until 30 March 2021), which includes access to all Full Moon Picnics. THE LANGUAGE MONUMENT AND LANGUAGE MUSEUM ARE OPEN TO VISITORS.