Join us for our first photography course!

One cannot rely just on luck to capture that special photograph! Good images of animals, birds or even bugs don’t just happen – they require knowledge and skill. Join us for a three-day introductory course to nature photography, presented by accomplished wildlife photographer Stephen Hammer of Cape Town.

Even in the age of digital photography, the basics still matter! Stephen will take you through the factors that affect your exposure – ISO, lens aperture and shutter speed – and then move on to learning your camera’s controls and practical application of these principles. Landmeterskop offers ample opportunities to try out your new-found knowledge, with birds, landscapes, fynbos and more.
Imagine learning great new stuff while relaxing and having fun on a peaceful farm! This weekend promises to be a rewarding experience!
Dates: 15h00 on Friday, 21 August to Sunday afternoon, 23 August.
Cost: R1 850 per person, includes accommodation, all meals and course material (bring your own drinks)
Accommodation: Shared in The Homestead.
To book, e-mail Valerie to book. Don’t delay – only the first 12 people can be accommodated!
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The 2015 Walker Bay Bird Fair

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Are you interested in birds and birding? Do you love nature in general? Are you concerned about conservation issues? Are you enthusiastic about photography, especially of birds and their environment?

The Walker Bay Bird Fair, the first regional event of its kind in the Overberg, will cater for all those interests and more. It will be held in the picturesque village of Stanford during the last week of February 2015.

The Walker Bay Bird Fair will replace the annual Stanford village event of the last nine years. The new – much bigger – annual event will be based on the highly successful British Bird Fair, held every year at Rutland Water, now in its 25th year and regarded as the biggest wildlife event in the world.

The entrepreneurial Stanford Bird Club has teamed up with Hermanus Bird Club, the biggest in the Overberg, to host the new Walker Bay Bird Fair. They aim to make it the biggest event of its kind in South Africa within a number of years.

Tim Appleton MBE, founder of the British fair, will be the guest speaker. He will deliver the opening address on 27 February.

The Walker Bay Bird Fair will be hosted in three exhibition marquees and the programme will comprise lectures by many top international and South African bird and environmental specialists, photographic workshops, bird-ringing demonstrations, live raptor demonstations, a photographic competition and a vendor exhibition area.

Daily birding trips in the greater Walker Bay area, led by an expert guide, will begin earlier that week.

The Overberg environmental biosphere, one of the most beautiful birding regions in the world, is under enormous ecological pressure. The Walker Bay Bird Fair will not only promote a greater interest in birding, but also highlight many aspects of conservation efforts in this region.

The organisers are fortunate to have the financial support of Strettons Gin, De Hoop Collection and Dyer Island Conservation Trust.

This article has been taken directly from: Stanford Bird Club


Walker Bay Bird Fair Photographic competition

Printable Bird List for the Stanford Area