Just like Good is the enemy of Great; an inexperienced photographer is the best friend of the Blurry photo, and the worst enemy of its mother: the camera. Butter up mum with cool camera quips and today’s Groupon: a four-day ticket to the 2011 Photo & Film Expo at the Coca Cola Dome for R99.
A haven for all things camera and photo-related, the 2011 Photo & Film Expo is more than just a show for showing off lenses and the like. Aiming to satisfy photography-enthusiasts, the event provides lens-locals with a chance to partake in hands-on demonstrations and workshops led by individuals that know more about cameras than the cameras themselves. Demonstrations and displays include latest equipment releases and learning about the newest technologies.
Transforming the Coca Cola Dome into the equivalent of every photographer’s unicorn, four days of camera perusing will give Groupon-grippers the chance to rub shoulders with the country’s leading professionals in their respective fields of expertise. As all workshops are free to attendees, guests are invited to reap the knowledge until their heads resemble one of the Coneheads. Alternatively, if live demonstrations are more your cup of technologically-advanced tea, sip on one of the numerous live shoot areas and bring your camera along to participate. Whether you’re into wildlife-watching, studio shoots or capturing the different ages of cheese, there’s bound to be presentations to keep you entertained.
Of course, what’s a show without a state-of-the-art giveaway, and if you attend for nothing else, make sure you attend to be entered into the draw to win a Nikon D700 kit along with the Christmas wish list that all photo-fundis dream of.
Picture This: It is rumoured that a photo album made up entirely of photos of feet was discovered at Versailles. Most say that this belonged to one of Marie-Antoinette’s hand maidens who had an incurable foot fetish.