Photography course to take place this weekend on Silhouette | 17 September 2020
Local based advertising agency ROCKIT Pty Ltd, with the collaboration of Hilton Labriz Silhouette Resort & Spa, will be offering its very first photography course this weekend which will take place at the resort & spa on Silhouette from tomorrow, Friday September 18, 2020 to Sunday September 20, 2020.
The course is aimed at photography enthusiasts as well as beginners who wish to start taking better pictures.
The course is also a great starting point for people who wish to dip their toes into the world of photography and start to make a career out of it.
Participants though, will have to bring their own cameras or use their mobile phones or tablets to learn to take pictures.
ROCKIT's lead cinematographer and award-winning photographer, De Waal Rautenbach, will be conducting the course and therefore will be helping participants in capturing the beauty of Silhouette island. His works have featured on the cover of Conde Naste Traveller Magazine, The New York Times, Daily Mail and The London Telegraph, to name a few.
The photography course falls within a weekend package of R4500 per night for two adults per beachfront villa at Hilton Labriz Silhouette Resort & Spa. Apart from the photography experience with the award-winning photographer through hiking and photo shoots on Saturday and Sunday, those who opt for the package will also enjoy à la carte breakfast and dinner, complementary use of crystal kayaks and bikes, sunset cruise on Saturday and a moutya bonfire on Saturday night. Kids under six years old stay and eat for free and they will also enjoy activities organised for them at the Kids’ Club. The weekend package includes boat transfer to and from Silhouette.
“I've been practising photography and video for over 10 years and with so many people asking me for help and guidance I decided to offer a workshop on photography for beginners. We will be covering loads of different topics from camera set up all the way through to editing and delivering the best quality. We will be putting in practice what we have learned around the beautiful island of Silhouette. We have also created some amazing opportunities for the students to practice technique with a gorgeous sunset cruise, a moutya bonfire performance and hiking excursions around the island, all included in the package. I am really looking forward to the workshop and if all goes well we would like to organise a workshop for budding filmmakers soon,” Mr Rautenbach said.
Roxanne Bennett, managing director of ROCKIT, said: “We are so excited to be able to offer this course to the local market. De Waal is a perfectionist and expert in his craft and it has always been our company's motto to share our knowledge and skills to further develop the creative industry in Seychelles. We are very grateful to Hilton for partnering with us and providing us with such a beautiful, photogenic location and space to do so.”
As for Andre Borg, the general manager of Hilton Labriz Silhouette Resort & Spa, they have decided on this unique collaboration with ROCKIT as they have worked closely with the company on many projects and it has shown true professionalism in its work.
“We also wanted to give our guests the opportunity to discover the natural beauty of Silhouette island and to capture these memories of their time with us while exploring a new leisure pursuit,” said Mr Borg.
Rockit Pty Ltd. is a freshly established advertising agency consisting of marketing experts, award winning filmmakers, photographers and producers. The aim is to showcase and promote all local businesses, related products and services to locals and tourists on various advertising platforms and through various forms of media.