Fynbos Photographic Workshops
In the Heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom
“The World’s Greatest Biosphere”
Emphasis on close up photography
On Request R1200 pp
The Cape floral region is one of the richest areas, in terms of plants, when compared to any similar sized area in the world. It represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa, but is home to nearly 20% of the huge continent’s species of flora. The outstanding diversity, density and endemism of the flora are among the highest worldwide. Some 69% of the estimated 9,000 plant species in the region are endemic, with around 1,435 species being identified as threatened. The Cape Floral region has been identified as one of the world’s 18 biodiversity hot spots. Within the Cape floral region, the Kogelberg nature reserve forms the heart of the conservation effort that flows over into the Kogelberg Biosphere and which is probably regarded as, the world’s greatest biosphere. This is South Africa’s first Biodiversity reserve and a UNESCO hotspot.
The worlds densest number of plant species can be found here - 1300 species per 10 000 square km. The South American rainforest is its closest rival, with only 420 species.
This is a “Fynbos” (fine leaved) area bordered by the sea on the one side and the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains on the other.
With this as your canvas imagine what images you can capture.
Some subjects covered
Equipment, close up filters, light aids, tripods and support, Depth of filed, lighting, backgrounds, viewpoints, creative blur, water droplets, Macro lenses, extension tubes, reversing rings, reflectors, ring flash, camera shake, Working distance, depth of field, macro lenses.