Riebeeck East - Digital Photography

August 10, 2013Posted by Neil


Join Marc and Tim in the heart of the Eastern Cape's historical frontier country for an exciting weekend getaway. With a maximum of 8 students, personal hands-on attention is guaranteed. The course focuses on the creative aspects of the medium as well as the basics of technique, so there is something for all photography enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced.

The weekend programme includes:

  • A DVD presentation that will not only inspire you but also demonstrate the limitless creative possibilities of photography as an art form.
  • Two photographic theory sessions dealing with camera controls and their functions, and portrait lighting.
  • A visit to the beautiful, abandoned ghost town of Kommadagga, abounding with photographic opportunities.
  • One night at the Mooimeisies Guest House - Home-cooked meals, Eastern Cape country hospitality and Marc Pradervand's notorious raconteur skills.

    All that is required is a digital camera and a little enthusiasm.

    COST R1900 per person (all inclusive except drinks)

    A 50% deposit on booking is required, and a 10% cancellation fee applies.


    Tim studied Graphic Design at the PE Technicon and went on to comple a degree in Fine Art at Rhodes, majoring in photography under the renowned Obie Oberholzer. He worked in Cape Town as an Advertising photographer, before returning to PE to teach photography at the NMMU. After resigning from there in 2000, he worked as a photographer for the Sunday Times for 4 years. He has focused primarily on his own personal work over the years, having held 30 group exhibitions and 10 major solo exhibitions. He has been a finalist in all SA's major art competitions (the ABSA Attelier, Sasol New Signatures, Brett Kebble Awards). Much of his work has been purchased by the Nelson Mandela Art Museum, including his entire 2005 exhibition Shift. He has also made a documentary film, FORT, and he is in the process of recording his debut solo album.

    Marc holds a National Diploma in Photography from the Port Elizabeth Tecknikon as well as a Higer Diploma in Education from the Port Elizabeth Teachers College. He has worked both locally and internationally as a professional photograper for over 15 years. Some of his clients include GQ, FHM, Top Billing, Oprah, Marie Claire, Femina, Men's Health, Woolworths, Aca Joe, All Star Converse, The Star newspaper and The Sunday Times. To date Marc has had five solo exhibitions as well as been part of numerous group exhibitions both locally and internationally. He has been selected three times as a finalist in the ABSA Le'Attelier Art Competition. ( The finalists represent the top 100 young artists in South Africa. ) In 2008 he was selected as one of eight finalists in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museums Biennel. Some of Marc's work has been bought by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and forms part of their permanent collection.

    Visit www.marcpradervand.com to view some of Marc's Advertising, Fashion and personal Work.

    For more information and bookings contact Mark or cell: 082 572 8993