Craig Fouché Photography in proud association with Rogge Cloof Private Sutherland Estate, an upmarket, exceptional standards establishment reserve near Sutherland, presented another astrophotography, landscape and wildlife workshop in 2019 at Rogge Cloof Private Sutherland Estate. Here we had the opportunity to photograph the night skies, landscapes and star trails.
My workshop clients were very well travelled and came from Hermanus to learn Milky Way and night sky photography while exploring South Africa ’s finest and darkest skies in the Upper Karoo near Sutherland – South Africa’s premier night photography destination. They were by no means novices, Eward and Jacques have an astounding portfolio of images to treasure from their wonderful adventures through Africa, something really to be proud of, added to that many inspiring stories to tell of their experiences in the wild.
The main thrust of the workshop was astrophotography, with landscapes and to focus on learning how to capture star trails. The weather was certainly kind to us, and it would seem that during our visit, someone had told the polar bears to stay away. For the first time we had perfectly calm evenings to capture reflections in a dam that has been empty for quite some time. The recent rains saw to that problem, and we ended up with some lovely images.
We rose early in the mornings to capture blue hour images, golden hour and once the magic was over took time out to rest up after the nights shooting. Later in the afternoon we scouted some new areas of the reserve that had been opened up for MTB trails, and set off to capture a sunset over Salpeterkop.
The evening saw us focusing on Milky Way compositions, reflections and star trails.
Here are a few images from the workshop by Eward, Jacques and myself. My next workshop will be held from 5-7 July 2019 in winter over a dark moon cycle where Jack Frost and Ice Maiden will once again breathe their frigid, bone-chilling atmosphere upon us, and the glitter of a zillion stars will twinkle in the inky night.
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