Photography Venues in Johannesburg and Gauteng
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)
Kenmuir Road, Benoni
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 .
Vega Equestrian Centre, Benoni
If I am not your photographer you can visit vega’s group 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…
Booking necessary – Cost : R300.00 for venue if Renphotos is your photographer. R600.00 per photographer if you are not using Renphotos.
Heavens Gate, Boksburg
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 need to book for a short photoshoot here .They will let you know if it is possible to have a photoshoot on your requested date, the time and how much it will cost you. 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.
Homestead Dam, Benoni
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.
Bryanston Pine Forest, Johannesburg
This forest photography venue is in Bryanston, Johannesburg. It is a block of tall pine trees in the middle of the city. It seems as if you are in the middle of a massive forest and makes a great backdrop for any photoshoot.