Ballooning in the Karoo

Experience – the unique sensation of Hot Air Ballooning in the Klein Karoo. Drifting on a gentle breeze, you will enjoy a sense of peace and tranquility; Enjoying the panoramic view of Oudtshoorn and the majestic Swartberg Mountain range, which will stay with you forever…

Enjoyable by all. It requires no special effort other than rising a little earlier than usual. While you enjoy a cup of coffee – we prepare the Balloon for the flight. Shortly before sunrise, you will join the pilot in the basket for take-off. Your adventure begins when we gently float away in the crisp morning air! After landing the retrieve crew will meet us with champagne.

Rates & Booking Procedure

  • R 2 200.00 per person
  • The passenger’s name/s, weight/s, id or passport number/s
  • A contact phone number (preferably cell)
  • Details of requirements for special occasions
  • Flights in other regions by arrangement
  • Group bookings welcome

Aerial Photography from a Hot Air Balloon

Our customers at Oudtshoorn Ballooning always bring their cameras to take photographs so that they can take home the amazing memories of their hot air balloon trip with us. It’s not very day that we get professional photographers up in the air with us though. Recently we had the pleasure taking up Steve and Carl of Cape Town Video Productions in order to film some scenic aerial video footage for one of their corporate video clients. Cape Town Video Production are based in Cape Town and are an extremely professional outfit with over thirty years experience.

Cape Town Video Production produce high quality TV commercials, Corporate Videos, Music Videos and Web videos for several top South African companies.

Photography is a fun and rewarding hobby but nothing compares to the kind of photographs you can take from high up in the air in a hot air balloon. Since photography is an art that helps you capture moments in time, it helps turn it into something meaningful to you. It captures the innocence and youth and all the years through growing old. The information contained within this article will help you when you’re ready to attack photography with a fresh approach. Continue reading to see how you can bring more life to your photographs.

One great tip for photography is to make sure you are looking to other photographers and their work for inspiration. Doing so can remind you about all the ways to catch a single image. While holding onto the camera, your arms should be closely beside the body. Hands should be beside and under the camera. Clearer shots will result, and shaking will be minimized. By cradling the camera from below, it will help to prevent you from dropping the camera accidentally. Taking a hot air balloon flight over Oudtshoorn allowed the guys from Cape Town Video Production to get some amazing footage for their client. Floating high up above Oudtshoorn in the hot air balloon slowly whilst the sun slowly st over the Karoo provided some magnificent shots.

Discrimination is a vital skill for a good photographer; when you are going to show off photos you’ve taken, present only your very best work. Don’t show your entire portfolio of photographs or select too many of any particular subject. Your audience does not get as much out of each picture, and can become quickly bored from seeing the same photo subject matter over and over. Always try to show new perspectives, and showcase various aspects of your talent with your photography.

Another handy photography tip involves the camera’s shutter. Learn about the shutter speeds. These shutter speeds are indicated by the letters P, A, S and M. The P setting is your program mode. This setting is your automatic one. The shutter and aperture speed are automatically set up for your use. When you don’t know which setting to use, the “P” setting will help you capture a great shot. Don’t miss the little things when taking photos on vacation. While you might normally skip over these types of shots, you should consider whether or not you’d enjoy seeing it again when you are revisiting the photographs from your trip. Whether it is a laughable street sign or the stub of a bus ticket, every picture will have memories associated with it.

Reverting to using a film camera can allow you to take photos that give a retro impression. If this is what you want, you may find a good film camera at a garage sale or thrift store. A film that has an ISO number of 200, with your black-and-white capture, will give you a dramatic effect. When getting your film developed, look into having your photographs printed on fiber-based, or other types of photo paper that are available.

In order to take proper indoor photos under fluorescent light, you should tweak your white balance settings. Fluorescent lighting usually gives off bluish and greenish light, so subjects may take on a cooler tone than you intend without compensating for the lack of red tones with your camera. Try having borders on each of your pictures, even if they are natural. This refers not to a physical frame around a printed photo, but to a “natural” frame sought out in the camera’s field of view. When taking a picture, if you focus hard enough on surrounding elements, you can use it to make “natural frames” around your subject matter. This will help you practice and improve your photographic composition.

You can be the editor of your own photos! There are so many wonderful photo editing programs available on the market today. Select software that has a huge number of ways to post-process photos that are already on your computer. You should also narrow your selection to those that look easy to use.

A filter is a lens extension. They typically screw on the lens and offer a number of different effects. A UV filter is the most common. This filter allows your camera lens to be protected from sunlight. It may also protect the lens from scratches or scuffs caused by dropping the camera. Photography can be used to capture priceless memories to cherish forever. Even though a photo is only an image file or a piece of paper, it can be one of your most treasured possessions. You can create beautiful, artistic and interesting photographs by experimenting with the features on your camera.

It was extremely interesting having the Cape Town Video Production team up in the balloon for the day, if you are a business or company looking for a professional company that can manage your video production in Cape Town, then head over to their website and take a look at their references.