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.
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.
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
Rusted Memories Factory
This unique venue has some quirky elements to have photos with like a red bus and telephone booth. It can be great fun for kids or adults alike. There are interesting textures to use as backgrounds as well as the indoor area which can also be used for creative shoots like colour shoots etc.
Shannon Road Veterinary Clinic
The veterinary clinic is probably the last place you would think of having a photoshoot, but this one is a little different. Choose between the long winding brick road, orchard, bamboo plantation and several other great characteristics. The venue does charge a 200 rand fee which is donated to Staffie rescue. Travel will also be charged .Booking is essential and a maximum of 6 people per shoot are allowed including observers. There are also plenty of animals around for the more adventurous who might like to try and have the sheep or pigs in their photoshoot 🙂 Not convinced? see for yourself…