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Fine Art Photography | Swellendam Retreat

Somerset Gift Swellendam | 18 - 22 September '23 | Hosted by C4 Photo Safari's

For so many people, photography is about capturing reality as is and recording memories, but did you know that it is one of the most exciting mediums in art today? Whether you want to learn how to draw, paint, or sketch, you should consider the camera the perfect tool to start an artwork.

Martin, assisted by his highly talented daughter, Samantha Lee Osner will show you that the photographic system is not as perfect as most people think. In this lies the opportunity to use the photographic process as an incredible platform to transform your photography into brilliant art! In this on-location workshop, you will learn how the camera is used as an instrument on the workbench to create art that extracts incredible artistic impressions and delivers photographs into a beautiful creative space. The program is taught on location in a beautiful natural valley over four days. It consists of lectures, practical demonstrations, and feedback sessions along with personal mentorship.

On this art retreat, you will learn how to transform your photography into art imagery fit for wall display. Digital techniques are also demonstrated, but only as a supplementary method. This exciting art workshop does not require in-depth knowledge of photography; instead, it is more important that as a student, you desire to explore photography as an alternative creative medium within the framework of art. Come and Join Martin and Samantha in exploring how the camera can be used as a tool in your artistic endeavour.

This breakaway is an exploration of creativity, where multiple techniques are used to create artworks that Martin has used to create exhibitions globally.

From ZAR R21 500,00 price per sharing person

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"The most incredible week away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

At one with nature, break free from the proverbial box and explore your creative side without interruptions from the daily grind.

With Martin and Sam's guidance, I could take my photography on a journey I did not think possible.

Martin and Sam each bring different techniques to the process of this journey, and their encouragement makes you want to explore more and more options.

It has made me think differently about the type of photographs I take and what the end purpose of these photographs are.

A simple technique takes them to another level.

I did not want to leave.  It was so tranquil waking to the sound of nature each morning.

I highly recommend this retreat - you come away from it relaxed, you've learnt new techniques to take your photography to another level, and you've made wonderful friends along the way."


Participants Artworks