This year we hosted the first RAW Photographic Expo at Helderfontein Estate, Midrand from 12 – 14 June. The expo focused on the passion for the art of photography in South Africa.
The RAW Expo was an opportunity for the South African photographic community to come together to meet, learn, test the latest products on offer purchase by South Africa’s leading photographic brands with amazing product specials.
Brands ranged from Nikon, Tamron, Manfrotto, Lowepro, Profoto, Lexar, Western Digital among leading others.
The expo was open from 09h00 to 18h00 daily with free entry.
4 hour Masterclasses were hosted by leading South African photographers such as Brett Florens, Christine Meintjes, Johan Pretorius, Craig Kolesky, Seagram Pearce and Stephen Segal. On topics that ranged from photography essentials, weddings, portraiture and lighting.
1.5 hour interactive Studio Sessions were intimate discussions and demonstrations with Wildlife photographer Shannon Benson, filmmaker Adrian Steirn, beauty and fashion by Neil Kirby and people and pets with Emma O’ Brian and Capturing Action with Ben Bergh.
Free seminars were given through out the day on our stage that ranged from Soweto trio, I See A Different you on ‘’The importance of telling a story’’ to new born photography and building business by Cathy Heaton.
The Nikon Lab also gave people in attendance a chance to experience a set up for a live shoot.
The expo was a great example of the love and incredible talent that is on offer in South Africa.
Thank you to everyone who attended our first Photographic Expo.