Develop your photography in the parched landscape of the Cape as we face one of the greatest natural crises of our time

Join DLPHOTO on an outdoor photography workshop to document the parched, barren basin of the Theewaterskloof Dam – a place that symbolises the greatest crisis to face our nation in a generation. For those interested in landscape, reportage and the elements of contrast, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore a place that is both timeless and timeous and discover new potential for artistic expression.

A photography field trip from DLPHOTO Studio in the Cape Town City Bowl to its main water reservoir one hundred kilometers away: the Theewaterskloof Dam of Riviersonderend outside Villiersdorp. As Day Zero approaches, this dam that could hold almost half of the city’s water supply has fallen to a level of only 11% – once we cross this threshold, municipal water supply will largely be shut off and Cape Town will be the first major city to run out of water in modern history.

Theewaterskloof Dam, photo by David Lazarus
Theewaterskloof Dam in better days… Photo by David Lazarus.

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What do I need?

Bring your camera – and if you don’t have one, DLPHOTO will supply a DSLR free of charge. This is a photography exercise for all skill levels, with personal instruction available from industry veteran David Lazarus, ensuring a day of adventure and development with some great photos taken along the way.

This is a one-off day trip limited to three people at R2000 pp, including transport and gear. On Wednesday 14 March 10am we will depart from DLPHOTO Studio (60 Barnet Street, Gardens) and return in the early evening, with a stop for refreshments on the way. For bookings or more information, contact us at or in the form below.

Photography Field Trip to Theewaterskloof Dam

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DLPHOTO is a Cape Town photography school and studio in Gardens offering a casual and comprehensive approach to the discipline. Aided by the expert guidance of founder and industry veteran David Lazarus, we help people find the rewards of photography as a lifestyle and profession.