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Wildlife Photography Course

Hands on photography course based in the African wilderness

At a glance

A hands on Photography Course operated by EcoTraining in the African bush. The Photography Course provides you with the key knowledge and skills to help you create impressive wildlife photographs. Put your new skills into action in the field under the guidance of an experienced wildlife photographer.

  • Location

    South Africa

  • Next start date

    26 April 2017

  • Duration

    6 nights / 7 days

  • Online or on location?

    On location

  • Prerequisites

    Each course participant will require their own camera.

  • Who is this for?

    Keen photographers who are looking to learn more about photographing wildlife

  • Cost

    Prices start from US$1200 including tented accommodation and meals

    Interests

  • Adventure

  • Photography

  • History

  • Culture

  • Wildlife

Upcoming course dates

26 April 2017

Want to discuss this course and ask questions? Enquire now, and we’ll call you back.
DETAILED OVERVIEW

Capturing a wildlife photograph is not as easy as it looks. Not only does one need creativity and technical skills, but also a knowledge and understanding of one’s subject matter. We start the course with a discussion on the equipment needed to become a versatile nature photographer and then discuss the various fundamentals that combine to make a good wildlife photograph.

Participants will spend mornings and afternoons in the bush looking for photographic opportunities followed by interactive workshops each day and review of photos taken during activities. The course price includes accommodation in fully equipped two person tents with bedding, all meals and professionally trained guides.

SKILLS YOU'LL GAIN

This course is packed full of hints, tips and skills that will help improve your photography particularly when photographing wildlife and nature.  Course participants will develop understanding in:
Equipment and lighting
Backgrounds
Depth of field and exposure
Composition
Impact
Storytelling
Action/motion sequences

COURSE SUBJECTS

Specifically this course will cover key topics including:

Understanding exposure
Composition
Understanding Light
Photographic guiding skills
Editing

Charismatic species

During your course, you should encounter some (or if you’re lucky, all) of these fine animals. Sightings aren’t guaranteed of course, but you never know!

Zebra

Leopard

Hippo

Giraffe

Rhino

Lion

Buffalo

Elephant

Course Videos