BOTSWANA ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI
Are you keen to take your photography skills to the next level? The Botswana Advanced Wildlife Photography Safari is designed for people with their own gear and a good understanding of the non-auto settings on their cameras.
You will be escorted through the Botswana wilderness – the famed wildlife havens of the Okavango Delta and Chobe – by one of our award winning resident photo guides in a group of no more than eight.
The first half of the workshop will take place in Chobe, staying at The Chobe Lodge. The majority of activities will be on the Chobe River shooting alongside your photographer host. During the day the editing suite will be reserved for group post-production sessions.
On day four you will board a charter flight (included in the package) for the one hour flight to the 200,000ha the Khwai Private Game Reserve – home of the Khwai Camp. In the reserve, you will be doing more land-based activities in two of our modified game viewing vehicles. Each vehicle will take a maximum of four guests and your photo host will rotate between the two with each morning or afternoon game drive.
At the end of the safari, we are confident that you will not only see a marked improvement in your knowledge and skills set, but will also have enjoyed several days of excellent wildlife photography with like-minded people in two of the most beautiful parts of Botswana.
During the day the professional photographer hosts will be on hand to help you with your digital post production. You should bring your own laptop loaded with either Lightroom or Photoshop to benefit most from these sessions. They will be held around the dining room table as a group exercise, but there will be plenty of time for one-on-one training on specific post-production techniques if required.
As we know wildlife photography is never predictable so we cannot set out an exact syllabus, but your hosts will endeavour to help you master some of the following techniques as each opportunity presents itself:
- Fast exposures
- Shooting in low light
- Slow exposure shooting
- Mastering birds in flight
- Creative use of depth of field
- Wide and angle creative composition
- Creative uses of exposure compensation
Originally from Germany, Janine’s passion for wildlife and her keen eye for the finer details of her subjects has transformed her from a “happy snapper” to an award-winning photographer during her time in Chobe, and she now leads several expeditions to other iconic photo destinations further afield.
Janine’s passion for photography is evident in her teaching style which takes her clients on a creative journey to find the perfect shooting methods that suit their technical and creative attributes.
Charl was born and raised in South Africa. He began his journey in photography when he took a position on a cruise vessel as a resident photographer in 2003. The cruise ship was not only the place he discovered a passion for photography, but also the place where Charl met his wife Sabine, who has since joined him in his photography passion.
Born and raised in Germany, Sabine Stols used to be quite the city girl. All that changed when Sabine took a summer job on a cruise vessel where she met her South African husband Charl. Travelling the world together for several years as a photography and videography team they both fell in love with the diversity and richness of nature.
Being most passionate about wildlife photography, they spent most of their vacations in the national parks of South Africa. Based in Kasane, Botswana, they now guide anyone enthusiastic about photography and nature on photographic safaris and workshops in Chobe National Park and other wild places in Africa.
US$ 2 850.00 per person (03Mar19 – 09Mar19)
US$ 3 850.00 per person (01Apr19 – 07Apr19)
US$ 3 850.00 per person (13May19 – 19May19)
US$ 4 395.00 per person (18Jul19 – 24Jul19)
US$ 4 395.00 per person (03Aug19 – 09Aug19)
US$ 4 395.00 per person (29Sep19 – 05Oct19)
No single supplements for solo travelers
$ 2 850 per photographer
- Chobe National Park
Daily tuition and advice from a professional photographer
Dedicated guide handling all daily logistics, meals and travel
3 nights at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel (full board)
All drinks including soft drinks, water, local beers, wines and spirits
Professional wildlife photographer host
Charter flight from Kasane to Khwai, and then on to Maun
3 nights Pangolin Khwai Camp (full board)
Transfers to and from Kasane Airport
All associated taxes and bed levies
This safari has set departure dates:
03Mar19 – 09Mar19 (Jannine Krayer)
01Apr19 – 07Apr19 (Sabine Stols)
13May19 – 19May19 (Charl Stols)
18Jul19 – 24Jul19 (Janine Krayer)
03Aug19 – 09Aug19 (Charl Stols)
29Sep19 – 05Oct19 (Sabine Stols)
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