Tailor-Made Kruger Wildlife Photography Workshop
Improve your wildlife photography skills during an exciting photo safari tailored to your group
Keen to learn about wildlife photography but can’t find the right workshop? We’ll tailor-make a Kruger Wildlife Photography Workshop for your group, so that it meets your wishes perfectly, and offers you the experience you’re looking for! Set in a comfortable bush lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park, surrounded by wildlife, you will receive professional photographic tutoring during sessions that will sharpen your technical skills. You’ll then be able to put your skills into practice during game drives that will allow you to spot an impressive array of African wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, lions, and hopefully the elusive leopard – and you’ll be guided by professional along the way. There will also be opportunities for exploring landscape photography, astrophotography, and night photography. The length of your workshop and the exact itinerary will be up to you; we’ll be happy to create the perfect wildlife photography experience for your group. Read on to find out more about this opportunity, or get in touch for a tailor-made quote!
- Learn about wildlife photography, and put your knowledge into practice straight away
- Spend time in the African bush, surrounded by an impressive array of wildlife
- Receive photographing tutoring by a professional wildlife photographer
- Enjoy game drives and walks in the Greater Kruger area, accompanied by expert guides and trackers
- Explore some landscape and astral photography, alongside our focus on wildlife
- Where Greater Kruger
- When Flexible
- Price Tailor-made
- Focus Wildlife Photography
- Workshop Leader Tim Feherty or Paul Greenway
- Group Size Min. 2 people
- Photography Level Required Suitable for photographers of all levels
This wildlife photography workshop is set in the Klaserie area that borders Kruger National Park. It’s a world-renowned area of great beauty – and it’s densely populated by wildlife. Expect to encounter elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and some of the big cats, and to have exceptional opportunities to photograph them.
You’ll be staying at Dumela Lodge, a traditional thatch-roofed bush lodge. It’s rustic but very comfortable and full of charm. The lodge is home to people from around the world who are volunteering their time on community and conservation projects in the area, and of keen photographers on a mission to hone their skills. You’ll have your own en-suite room, and access to all the lodge’s facilities, including a large pool. Meals will be served in the dining area or in our braai area, under the starlit sky.
- What your workshop will look like: The exact itinerary will be tailor-made for your group, but your workshop will likely include the following:
- Big Five game drives twice a day, at sunrise and sunset, when the African light is at its softest. You can expect to photograph elephants, buffalo, big cats, and many more species of wildlife.
- Photography tuition sessions throughout your trip, both theory-based and practical.
- Bush walks, guided by professional guides.
- Night drives, with a focus on nocturnal animals
- Astrophotography sessions at night
- Workshop on post-prodcution and opportunity to review everyone's work
- A visit to Kinyonga Reptile Centre, with some great photography opportunities
The workshops can be run throughout the year.
The price will be tailor-made to your group.
The price can include:
- Accommodation at a comfortable bush lodge
- All meals
- Airport transfers to and from Hoedspruit airport
- Photography workshops & constant professional guidance
- Game drives and walks, accompanied by professional guides
- Entrance fees to national parks and reptile centre
The price won’t include:
- Flights to Hoedspruit
- Travel insurance
The full workshop will be set up to optimise your photographic opportunities. Not only will you be guided by a professional photographer, you’ll also be accompanied by highly experienced guides and trackers, ensuring that we’ll get you to the right place at the right time. Your itinerary will be built with light in mind, ensuring that we photograph in the golden light of the early morning and late afternoon. While our main focus is on wildlife photography, we’ll also explore some landscape and astral photography.
Your Photography Workshops
To make the most of the photo safari, we’ll offer you the opportunity to improve your photography skills through a combination of theory and practice, led by either Tim Feherty or Paul Greenway. There will be several tuition sessions at the camp that will focus on a wide range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed, long exposure techniques, composition, and post-production. You’ll be able to put your enhanced knowledge into practice straight away during game drives and walks – and you’ll be accompanied at all times by professional photographers, who are available for guidance. There are also several opportunities to review everyone’s works.
For this wildlife photography workshop, we recommend that you bring the following equipment. However, these are just guidelines, and not requirements.
- An SLR digital camera with at least an 18-55 mm lens (but a range of lenses, including a telephoto lens, is recommended)
- Batteries, a battery charger, and memory cards
- Laptop with editing software (ideally Adobe Lightroom, as this is used during workshops)
- External hard drive (at least 100GB)
- A tripod is highly recommended, but not essential
Tim was born and raised in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and discovered his love for photography at the ripe old age of 18. Studying in his hometown and graduating with a Visual Communication degree from University of Ulster (Belfast 2001), he first started work as a photographer on cruise ships. For 5 years, also encompassing forays into video production and stage lighting and management, he has travelled through the Caribbean, Mediterranean, the Baltics, East and West coast of America, the Panama canal and Alaska. Since then, he has worked as a freelance photographer with a diverse focus; from portraiture to weddings and commercial work. Since 2014, Tim is based in the Greater Kruger area, and has changed his main photography focus to wildlife and landscape.
Paul started his career working as a professional photographic safari guide in some of Zimbabwe’s wildest areas and choicest camps. Ten years later he studied towards a Bachelor of Journalism (BJourn) and then Master of Fine Art (MFA) degrees, achieving both with distinction. He taught photojournalism and visual communication at Rhodes University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies for seven years, then left to fully dedicate his time to his company, 3P Photography, where he continues to work as a photographic educator and commercial photographer. He has also exhibited in a number of galleries across South Africa. Through running photography workshops, his three great pleasures, Africa’s wild places, photography and teaching are coalesced.