During the first couple of days you will be introduced to the game reserve, whereby you’ll learn what wildlife is living here. During these game drives you’ll spend time photographing various species of mammal, birds and reptile. After your familiar with the reserve and its residents, you’ll immerse yourself into the course modules.
Each day will start before sunrise for a dawn game drive. We’ll return for breakfast, whereby during the harsh lighting conditions will allow you to relax, swim or complete the course module workbook. We’ll return to the reserve before sunset to take advantage of the stunning golden hour light.
We’ll highlight a species each drive to focus our efforts on to produce a through portfolio of images of the animal.
Modules of the course will include, but are not limited too:
- Photography skills such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, metering, focusing, etc.
- Photo editing with Lightroom & Photoshop
- Field Craft and safety in the field
- Species identification
- Understanding animal behaviour
- Photographing for fine art & creative perspectives
- Telling stories through conservation documentary photography and words
- Video blogging
- Camera trap & wide angle remote photography
- and lots more.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to get hands on with conservation at the reserve and visit the local school for community outreach.
*Please Note: Participants are not required to undertake the course workbooks, however, you will not receive the qualification if they are not completed.
Why should I join this Expedition?
This wildlife & conservation photography course blends getting stuck in to the heart of conservation whilst enjoying an unforgettable wildlife photography experience. It’s much more than simply doing a photo safari, and allows you to get total immersion in the life of a professional nature photographer.
Rather than simply witnessing the Big 5 and other wildlife, along with the knowledge you will learn into the lives of predators and other endangered species this course really does offer the perfect once in a lifetime opportunity.