The second photo workshop for 2009 was held at Mashatu Nature Reserve this last weekend. It was a full house of photographers which always makes for an exciting time, as every one has something to contribute.
Little did we all know how much the animals would perform for us... That is another story (see the Shemimages Blog for more) though. Being a large party, and staying with our policy of having one photo guide per three client photographers, it was an opportunity for Isak Pretorius to work as a host photographer on this workshop.
Isak has travelled with C4 Images and Safaris before and on a more casual basis, but instantly made an impression with his knowledge of photography, its conundrums and how to solve many technical issues. Of course we listened to him once we had seen more of his images on his website, where he shows some remarkable anticipation and appreciation of light in his bird images.
Isak is also an award wining photographer, having one second place and two highly commended images in the Fuji film/Getaway wildlife photography competition in 2008.
Thus it was with ease that Isak fitted into co hosting the photo workshop with Shem Compion.
And the wildlife sightings? Well, Ill leave it till later to describe the actual workshop sightings, but will say that two of the interactions we witnessed were something you don’t see every 10 years or so out in nature areas. We were very privileged to see these in such a wonderful wilderness area.
Here are a few of Isak’s images from the weekend. It was a pleasure working with him and hope the images reflect some of the beauty and specific interaction that you can see on a photo workshop with C4 Images and Safaris.