Wilderness Photography Course

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

“I really enjoyed my stay here, it was a fantastic experience. We had amazing instructors [who] were really helpful and gave us a brilliant opportunity to see amazing animals.”

Kate Perry – April 2014


Taking great photographs of nature requires creativity and technical skills, but also the knowledge and understanding of one’s subject matter. The wilderness photography course teaches participants about the equipment needed to become a versatile wilderness photographer. Participants also learn about the various elements that combine to make good wilderness photographic compositions. 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 bush looking for photographic opportunities followed by a lecture each day and constructive criticism of any digital photos taken during activities.



  • Module 1: Understanding exposure
  • Module 2: Composition
  • Module 3: Understanding light
  • Module 4 : Photographic guiding skills
  • Module 5: Editing images and social media


  • Equipment, lighting
  • Backgrounds
  • Depth of field and exposure
  • Composition
  • Impact
  • Storytelling
  • Action/motion sequences

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.


05 March – 11 March 2021 (Makuleke)

20 September – 26 September 2021 (Makuleke)

04 April – 10 April 2022 (Makuleke)

19 July – 25 July 2022 (Makuleke)