You want to have a natural location photoshoot done. But you are not feeling inspired by your back yard. Have a look at some of these photography venues I have worked with for inspiration. They give some amazing photographic opportunities.
However There are terms and conditions with each venue. Some of them do charge a fee. Others can only be used at certain times of the day. Booking is essential for your photoshoot. If you are unsure which venue is best for you please do not hesitate to contact me.
(I do not own the venues these are just venues I am affiliated with/I use)
Vega Equestrian Centre
If I am not your photographer you can visit vega’s website here for contact details etc.
Spaces, sprawling gum trees and golden grass fields this venue makes you feel like there is not another soul in sight for miles around and has the air of absolute freedom.
The run down buildings add charm and character to a shoot , and the small lake adds a peaceful endless dimension , adding depth and meaning to photographs.
As if that’s not enough, if you like the idea of horses in your shoot then this can be added at no extra charge…
Place : Benoni Agricultural Holdings
Booking : Booking necessary
Cost : R300.00 for venue if Renphotos is your photographer.
R600.00 per photographer if you are not using Renphotos.
This venue is free and public and great to use for photography in Benoni. It is not as busy as Homestead Dam. it has a great long dust road as well as a section of tar road, wide open feels, long grasses and wide open spaces, perfect for a romantic engagement shoot or a family shoot where kids can run around and have a ball. If that is not diverse enough there is also a lake at the other end of the road which can be used .
Heavens Gate Photography venue east rand is tucked away in a quiet part of Bartlett, Boksburg. A tranquil venue sporting lakes and weeping willows, hundreds of Swans, and a white Peacock. As a result a fairytale type of atmosphere translates in your photos. The venue may charge for a photo shoot, it is at their discretion. Customers can book for a short photoshoot here . You can also contact them if you want to hire the venue for a longer period,wedding or function
If you want something different to the wide open spaces and country feel and prefer the city vibe then a newtown photoshoot will be what you are looking for. there are so many historical and iconic places in this area from the nelson mandela bridge to the old railway station to graffiti everywhere and all of them make fantastic photographs. Depending on the time you can also visit the maboneng precinct. This has been revamped recently and also makes for great photos.
Zoo Lake Johannesburg
If you live in Johannesburg and prefer to have your location photoshoot done closer to home then Zoo lake is a great Johannesburg photography venue. It is a free and public space and there are great features to use
Friends of mine were recently engaged and I took the opportunity to use them as my guinea pigs for a new photo venue option in Benoni. Here are the results from using a piece of railway , some maize fields and open farmland in nearby petit.
This dam is located in farrarmere, benoni. It is free to use but it is also a public space. This means you need to be comfortable with other people around while you are having your shoot done. it is a diverse area though and easily accessible. It is great for family photoshoots as there are jungle gyms and swings and ducks to feed if you bring some bread along.
The Ancient Windmill
This is the Perfect for Location Boudoir Photography. The farm style red brick and wood finish create a warm atmosphere. As a result the warmth translates in the photos. This venue charges R450.00 and all shoots need to be between 11 am and 2 pm. Booking is essential and subject to availability. To see an example please contact me as these are very private shoots and are not published.