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7-day Wilderness Photography Course

The 7-day Wilderness Photography course takes place at Makuleke Concession EcoTraining Camp in South Africa.

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Spectacular moments

Taking great photos of nature and wildlife is not as easy as it looks. Not only does one need creativity and technical knowledge, but also knowledge and understanding of their subject matter.

With a complete focus on wilderness photography, you will be out in the bush both mornings and afternoons, enjoying spectacular photographic opportunities. In between, there will be a daily lecture, also focused on nature photography. So, suppose you want to take your wildlife and wilderness photography up a notch or two. In that case, this wilderness photography course will do just that.

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What to expect from the 7-day Wilderness Photography Course

Photographing wildlife in its natural habitat

The course starts with the basics of exposure to ensure everybody understands the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Once these technical aspects are understood, you will learn about creativity and composition. We will spend a lot of time discussing different approaches to photographing a scene, as every person interprets the same sighting differently. The aim, though, is to learn about wildlife and how to photograph it in its natural habitat.

Ample opportunity in the field

In addition, the course will examine the thought process behind creating a superb wildlife photograph – and there will be both time and opportunity for photographers to put these thoughts into action. Excellent instruction, paired with ample opportunity in the field and your instructor on hand to assist and advise, generally translates into a great result and beautiful images.

Where the course takes place

The 7-day Wilderness Photography Course is held at one of our EcoTraining Camps in Southern Africa.

The benefits of taking the 7-day Wilderness Photography Course

This course is a unique opportunity to spend seven days in one of our unfenced wilderness camps. All our camps are in areas of incomparable beauty, filled with extraordinary landscapes, a fantastic diversity of wildlife, and millennia of human history. There are numerous opportunities to capture this beautiful landscape and its inhabitants on your literal and mental memory cards while taking this wilderness photography short course.

In our 7-day Wilderness Photography Course you will learn all the skills you need to be a wilderness photographer of substance. Not only will you learn to understand your camera better and how to use it from a technical perspective, but you will also learn many of the creative techniques used for taking great photos. The thought process behind taking a spectacular picture, composition, lighting and subject matter are all considered.

What you can expect to graduate with

Entry level requirements

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Course date

03 March – 09 March 2024 (Makuleke)

15 March – 21 March 2024 (Makuleke)

FAQ about the 7-day Wilderness Photography Course

You have a passion for wildlife, being immersed in nature and you love taking pictures.

With a complete focus on wilderness photography, you will be out in the bush both mornings and afternoons, enjoying spectacular photographic opportunities. In between, there will be a daily lecture, also focused on nature photography. So, suppose you want to take your wildlife and wilderness photography up a notch or two. In that case, this wilderness photography course will do just that.

You do not require any qualifications to enrol in a wilderness photography course. Anyone from 16 years old, who has a passion for photography, can sign up for the Wilderness Photography course.

You need to be able to walk at least 2km, have a valid driver’s license (manual gear shift preferred), and First Aid certificate required (or be prepared to obtain one).

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From the field on the 7-day Wilderness Photography Course