A list of photographic events and competitions to look forward to in 2020, which we’ll be updating throughout the year, so you have a go-to source of information on all the happenings.

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Eye of the Alpha workshop hosted by Marlon du Toit. Eye of the Alpha workshop hosted by Marlon du Toit. POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

On Saturday, 21 March 2020, extremely talented wildlife photographer Marlon du Toit will be focussing on the Sony Alpha in his Eye of the Alpha workshop. The workshop will start at 16:30 and it is absolutely free, however be sure to book well in advance to secure your spot.

“Sony Alpha has changed the way that we photograph, it’s completely shifted the boundaries of what’s possible in wildlife photography. Cameras equipped with tech to captured every moment with speed and precise autofocus. Lenses that are the lightest in their class and focus faster than anything created before them. These tools and equip you to capture the essence of each moment in the field faster, sharper & easier than ever before.” – Marlon du Toit

In this Workshop:
Marlon will share how Sony Alpha has changed the way he captures iconic wildlife moments from all around the world.

Beautiful photo taken by extremely talented wildlife photographer Marlon du Toit.


Beautiful photo taken by extremely talented wildlife photographer Marlon du Toit.


POSTPONED - The Jozi City Takeover 2020 photowalk is taking place on 22 March.

Bring your skateboards, cameras and rollerblades for the Jozi City Takeover photowalk that is taking place on Sunday, 22 March.

The walk starts at 15:30 from The Sheds whereafter you will make your way towards the gloriously historic Rand Club, which will serve as a coffee stop (for your own cost). From there, the group will continue to Gandhi Square for sunset. Here, Joburg Places has allowed us to see their remarkable Thunderwalker Bar (a must-see location), and for the thirsty amongst us, a great opportunity to support a local business (also for your own cost). You will head back to The Sheds just after sunset.
This photowalk is open to anyone, young and old and is absolutely FREE! The walking distance is about 2.5km in total.

Throughout the day, various prizes (tripod, flash kit, graphics tablet and more) sponsored by Outdoorphoto will be given away. To qualify, all you need to do is register for the event by following the link below.

The event is hosted by Anton Bosman, Clare Appleyard, Andrew Kingston, David Haupt and Johannesburg in Your Pocket.

The Cape Town Coffee Festival

As part of the Cape Town Coffee Festival from 1 to 3 May 2020, the Coffee Art Project Gallery will showcase the creativity of various local artists whose photography has been inspired by African coffee and the local coffee scene. The highlight of the gallery will be a photography series of the renowned Sowetan coffee culture by local artist Andile Bhala. It will be held at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.

Photographic Society of South Africa

The Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA) holds monthly club competitions. For more information on these competitions, including various photographic clubs across South Africa, hop on over to their website.


The Internationl Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) invites all federation members to participate in the 20th Nature Biennial. Registration and upload will start on 10 January 2020 and end on 10 March 2020.

Photographic Society of South Africa