Taalmonument and Haarhoff 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 Thursday, 26 November 2020, with photography coach Peter Haarhoff.

If you want to stop using your camera on “automatic” and not have time for a long photography course, this enjoyable one-day course is ideal. It is a practical, bilingual programme which means that you can practise what you have learned immediately under the watchful eye of your lecturer and 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.

The following aspects will be highlighted:

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 during the workshop that takes place in the conference room of the Taalmonument in Gabbema Doordrift Street on Paarl Mountain from 09:00 to 16:00. It costs only R250 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.

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. See www.taalmonument.co.za for more on this and the institution’s 45th birthday celebrations, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. More on Peter Haarhoff at www.flickr.com/people/peterhaarhoff/