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Aus Namibia Workshop

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The Namib Desert Workshop in 2018 at Aus, will be the first time in 20 years that  Johan van Heerden will not have the comforting presence of Wicus Leeuwner as a presentation partner.
"I immediately thought of inviting NICOLE PALMER to join me. We first met at a Freeman Patterson Workshop in Kamieskroon in 1991 and I have always admired her work. I know she is a Namib junkie just like me and she presented the sought after DESERT LIGHT Workshops for many years. She already presents the Macro module on our Overberg Workshops. To my delight she agreed. "This is therefore the official announcement of the 2018 Namib Desert Photo Workshop from 10 to 16 June at Klein Aus Vista with myself, Johann van Heerden and Nicole Palmer. I AM EXCITED.

The Aus workshops are presented at Klein-Aus Vista, a lodge that is part of the Gondwana Collection.

The lodge is situated on a 55 000ha private nature reserve on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Namib-Naukluft and Sperrgebiett National Parks.

The area abounds with stark desert landscapes and massive sweeping vistas. One of the main attractions at Aus is the wild horses which roam the Namib-Naukluft Park. Watching and photographing them in this vast landscape is a deeply emotional experience, the visual contradiction of power and grace a powerful symbol of survival against all odds.

Birds and other mammals are plentiful and one day is spent in the concession area of the park along the Koichab River which separates the hard desert from the red dunes so characteristic of the Namib.

Another day is spent in the ghost town of Kolmanskop and along the rugged shoreline of historic Lüderitz, an easy 1 hour drive away.


The 2018 workshop will be presented from 10 to  16 June

The costs for the Aus workshop are R17,100.00 (pp sharing) and R18,500.00 (single rooms) Workshop fees include lectures and outings, accommodation and all meals and teas, photography permits for Kolmanskop and access permits and a guide into the Namib-Naukluft Park concession area.

** SPECIAL ADDITION TO AUS WORKSHOP – Night Photography - click for more information

 

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