Wilderness Photography Course

Wilderness photography is a far reaching type of photography, taken outdoors and devoted to portraying natural elements such as wildlife, birds, landscapes, plants, close-ups, textures or any other subject that the photographer finds through their own creative insight. The focus of this photography experience, puts an emphasis on the aesthetic value of the photo for the photographer and the message they are trying to convey though their passion and love of nature.

WHY DO THE COURSE?

Taking great photographs of nature requires passion, the desire to learn, creativity, and technical skills, but also the knowledge and understanding of one’s subject matter. The wilderness photography course teaches participants about their equipment and how to become versatile wilderness photographers.

Participants also learn about the various elements that combine to create good wilderness photographs. This course will give photographers and aspiring photographers alike the time and opportunity to put these learnings into action in the field under the guidance of an experienced wilderness photographer.

Participants will spend mornings and afternoons in the field looking for photographic opportunities followed by an interactive lecture each day and constructive criticism of any digital photos taken during activities.

Gabriele and I are very interested in wildlife and nature photography, therefore the course with you was the right thing to do at the best time in wonderful Makuleke!

Rolf Bussmann, Germany – April 2022

COURSE CONTENT

The below content will be covered during the 7-days of the Wilderness Photography course:

  • Your camera, exposure, and how it affects your photos
  • The basics of photography and how to interpret them in the field
  • Fieldcraft and creating opportunities
  • Camera techniques – technical, practical, creative
  • Composition, creativity, and important elements in photos
  • The use of light and its impact on your photography
  • How your subjects can help you see better images
  • The role of image editing in photography
  • Basic Image editing workflow and software

Let your images tell a story and become a Guardian of the African Wilderness

Our winning formula

You will be based in camps in prime wildlife areas, and partake in wilderness walks or game drives twice a day. You could be trained in two different game reserves, exposing you to a diversity of habitats and species. No other training provider can match this variety of training environments, or the frequency of practical activities we offer.

COURSE DATES

19 July – 25 July 2022 (Makuleke)

I especially enjoyed the very good conditions for photography, which you don’t usually find in the bush: Nothing gets in the way in the completely open car (apart from the hat of the person in front only now and then). And above all, you get time and hints to photograph many different objects in various settings without anyone rushing.

We were lucky that during the 5 days there were different weather conditions and we could try out very different camera settings. I learned a lot when photographing in fog and against a bright sky or a dark background or in the spotlight.

Gabrielle Muller-Sonder, Germany – April 2022