What a weekend! I have really taken to photography lately and this past weekend found me exploring this even more. Following last weekend’s instameet in Maboneng I was really looking forward to two events, a long exposure workshop with Joburg photographer Adam Deane on Saturday night and the World-Wide Instameet at FNB Stadium on Sunday afternoon, both did not disappoint.Organisers of both events really did well to promote them on Instagram and turnout was way beyond my expectations.
As the sun set on Saturday we gathered on the roof of Rosebank Mall for a night time long exposure class. I didn’t know that people like Adam Deane existed who are willing to share their time and their skill with everyone. This is definitely one of those activities to put on the list of things to do in Johannesburg. Having only started light tracing the other week I was keen to learn more and i did, besides, the kid in me was happy to play with matches, sparklers and flares without Mom chasing me around the house.
After a brief introduction, safety precautions and some useful information we were paired off and let loose to make fire. I partnered with Darren, not quite a novice like me he was very prepared with a whole range of flammable equipment and here is the result of our collaboration.
After this we moved down to the street to try our hands at light-tracing, something I was a little more familiar with.
I had to leave the class early but on my way home I decided to try something on my own.
It was a fun and informative night with good people and I would recommend you look up Adam Deane Photography if you’re in the Johannesburg area. You can find him on Instagram as @adp_86 and the hashtag #adpteaches or http://adeanephoto.com.
Look out for my next blogpost on the Johannesburg World wide Instameet.