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Madagascar: a Truly Unique Travel Destination

Madagascar: A Truly Unique Travel Destination Find out what makes Madagascar so special, and why a trip there is a great idea Travellers to Madagascar are treated by breath-taking mountain views, unspoilt coast lines, unique and colourful creatures, and a real sense of adventure. So it’s for good reason that there is developing interest in Madagascar […]

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Ibali: Using Photography to Educate & Elevate

Ibali: Using Photography to Educate & Elevate Learn about Penda Trust’s workshop series with youth in Cape Town. The mission of our aligned NGO, Penda Trust, is to use photography as an impetus for change. We do this by donating high-quality photographs for local charities to use, through organizing socially significant expositions and through engineering charitable photo […]

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Find Your Ideal Photo Tour – Take Our Quiz!

Find your ideal photo tour – take our quiz! Photography workshops are the best way to improve your craft, learn new techniques in the field, and have an amazing travel experience at the same time. But with so many different focuses and locations it is hard to know which photography workshop tour is right for […]

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6 Great Destinations for a Wildlife Photography Holiday

6 Great Destinations for a Wildlife Photo Holiday Here are some stunning places that inspire great wildlife photography A great wildlife photo holiday should offer a wide array of wildlife in a unique, natural setting. Viewing animals in their natural environment allows the chance to capture real moments; herds on the move, predator and prey interactions, […]

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7 Reasons Why Sri Lanka is a Surprisingly Perfect Destination for Wildlife Photography

7 Reasons Why Sri Lanka is a Surprisingly Perfect Destination for Wildlife Photography Find out how this island’s natural features provide a wildlife photographer’s paradise – Text by Fernanda Hurtado Ortiz, images by Lucia Griggi With renowned safari locations like Kruger National Park, the Masai Mara, the Galapagos Islands, and the Amazon, Sri Lanka – the teardrop […]

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How to Photograph the Northern Lights

How to Photograph the Northern Lights Find out what causes this phenomenon and how to best capture it The northern lights are truly a wonder to behold, and photographing them is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We’re hoping to witness this magical display of lights during our upcoming Iceland Photography Workshop (hosted by Nat Geo photographer Tyrone Turner), so […]

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7 Questions for National Geographic Photographer Tyrone Turner

7 Questions for National Geographic Photographer Tyrone Turner If you’re joining us on our Iceland Photo Tour in March 2018, you’ll have the great privilege to be guided and tutored by Tyrone Turner, a photography giant and all-round awesome person. A regular contributor to National Geographic, Tyrone practices a documentary style photography and raises awareness on […]

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An Inside Look into the Black Mambas

An Inside Look into the Black Mambas How an Unusual Anti-Poaching Unit is Protecting Game with Grit In March 2017, wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt was visited the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit in South Africa, before running one of our photographic safaris. I was able to travel with him to get an inside look at this […]

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Cuba Photography Tips

Cuba Photography Tips Here are 5 tips for making the most out of a Cuba photography holiday Cuba is undeniably photogenic. With its timeworn architecture, vibrant street scenes, and colourful people, the country is uniquely inspiring for street and cultural photography. Not surprisingly then, Cuba is a popular destination for photo tours. Before venturing to […]

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7 Best Destinations for Photo Tours in Africa

7 best Destinations for Photo Tours in Africa Discover the best Africa has to offer for photographers Africa is incredibly photogenic. The continent immediately conjures up the image of lions and elephants roaming on open savannahs, with acacia trees forming silhouettes against dreamy sunset. But Africa offers more than amazing safaris; there is a wide […]

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10 Quick Facts on London

10 Quick Facts on London Some interesting – and slightly quirky – London facts that might surprise you An important part of a being a great photographer is getting to know the place that you will visit. Here on our blog, we have provided quick facts on Iceland, Namibia and the Victoria Falls to help photographers get […]

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Cuba Travel Tips

Cuba Travel Tips Here’s some useful things to know when planning a trip to Cuba By Andrew Bell, one of the photographers guiding our upcoming Cuba Photo Tour Cuba is a wonderfully fascinating country to visit, filled with the friendliest people, fuelled by music and dancing, and set against a backdrop of beautiful landscapes and […]

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Brown Bear Facts

Brown Bear Facts 10 Quick Facts on Brown Bears 10 (and a sneaky peak into our Bear Photography Workshop) Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park is bear photography heaven. Ninety-five percent of brown bears in the United States live in Alaska, and a large portion of them are found in Lake Clark. The large amount of bears, […]

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What is a Photo Tour?

What is a Photo Tour? Find out what makes photography holidays stand out from average holidays – and why a photo tour might be the perfect thing for you If you’re a keen traveler and you love to take pictures, a photo tour might be the perfect way to visit the next destination on your […]

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8 Quick Facts on the Victoria Falls

8 Quick Facts on the Victoria Falls A few things you may not have known about this forceful natural wonder A visit to the thundering Victoria Falls seems to us the perfect way to conclude an African safari. Our upcoming Botswana Photography Workshop will do just that; we’ll spend two days enjoying and photographing these […]

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Girl Impact: a Penda Trust Project

Through our nonprofit, Penda Trust, we seek to raise awareness on important causes through photography. We were honoured to have Cape Town photographer Sarah Isaacs volunteer her time to document a female empowerment program one of Cape Town’s underprivileged communities – with a powerful series of portraits as a result.  The Girl Impact is a […]

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10 Quick Facts On Iceland

10 Quick Facts On Iceland Here are some interesting (and slightly random) facts on Iceland, the destination for our newest photo tour By Regina Muller Iceland has a striking wintry landscape mixed with bizarrely fantastic lava fields, hot springs, mud pools and geysers. We’re excited that this stunning country is the destination for our newest […]

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Win a Photo Safari to South Africa!

Win a Photo Safari to South Africa! We have an incredible wildlife photography workshop up for grabs in our new competition We’re giving away the most exciting prize! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Nature TTL to give away a space on our upcoming Wildlife Photography Workshop in South Africa! Guided by professional wildlife […]

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6 Questions for Photographer Lucia Griggi

6 Questions for Photographer Lucia Griggi Lucia Griggi is a multi-award winning photographer with a vivid body of work. Having grown up in England and Italy, she combines modern and classic styles to end up with her own distinct photographic voice. She has a love for surfing and outdoor adventures, and has over a decade […]

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10 Quick Facts About Sri Lanka

10 Quick Facts About Sri Lanka Here’s some harming and surprising facts that will make you add Sri Lanka to your Bucket List! Sri Lanka is a country of endless beaches, charming people, enchanting jungles, and – the main focus of our new photography workshop – a surprising array of incredible wildlife. We’re extraordinarily excited to […]

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Wildlife Photography Tips by Alan Hewitt

Wildlife Photography Tips by Alan Hewitt Professional wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt shared some useful insights during one of our photo safaris Keen on wildlife photography? The most important thing to remember is that you don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great. Photography is all about being […]

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10 Quick Facts About Botswana (that will make you want to go there)

Ten Quick Facts About Botswana (that will make you want to go there) Find out what makes Botswana a unique country, and a great place to travel to By Regina Muller  Botswana holds some of Africa’s most unique landscapes and incredible wildlife. Largely untouched by human civilization, the country is a sprawling wilderness belonging to […]

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Discovering Sri Lanka’s Wild Side on a Photography Workshop

Discovering Sri Lanka’s Wild Side on a Photography Workshop Photographer Lucia Griggi Explores the Natural and Photographic Treasures of Sri Lanka Text and images by Lucia Griggi  After sundown in Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park the accommodations of our photography workshop are… thin. Don’t get me wrong: in these luxury tents the beds are big and comfortable and perfect, […]

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Mountain Gorilla Photography Tips

Mountain Gorilla Photography Tips How to get the best results on a Mountain Gorilla Photography Workshop Photographing Mountain Gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime, Bucket List topping experience. If you join our Mountain Gorilla Photography Workshop, you’ll be lucky enough to get this opportunity. BBC presenter and professional photographer Trai Anfield, who will guide this trip, offers […]

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Winning a South African Photo Safari

Winning a South African Photo Safari The winner of our Cameraland competition shares her wildlife photography workshop experience In September last year, we ran a competition with our friends at Cameraland to give away a space on our African Wildlife Photography Workshop. Capetonian Bianca Lyness was the lucky winner, and she recently ventured to Djuma […]

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How to Contribute to Conservation Photography

How to Contribute to Conservation Photography – By Regina Muller Hone your photography skills, take amazing wildlife images, and make your photography count for wildlife conservation – you’ll do it all during our Wildlife Photography & Conservation Volunteer Project. Set just outside South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park, this project gives a unique opportunity to great wildlife photography and […]

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Tusk Photos

Tusk Photos How to get the best tusk photo; and how to make it count for elephant conservation By Regina Muller No one needs an elephant tusk besides an elephant. Greed, however, has led the human population to believe differently for some time. Between 1979 and 1989, just one decade, half of all African elephants […]

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Cuba, the Rolling Stones, and the Cultural Shift it Represented

Cuba, the Rolling Stones, and the Cultural Shift it Represented A first-hand account by the photographers who guide our Cuba Photo Tours Changes are coming to Cuba. With a new leader and a developing relationship with the United States, the country is about to see a cultural and economical swift. The concert the Rolling Stones […]

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How to Pack for an African Photo Safari

How to Pack for an African Photo Safari Photographer Alan Hewitt offers tips on what to bring to a wildlife photography workshop Planning and booking an African photo safari is an exciting process and as your departure date gets closer, you’ll be thinking about packing the right gear. I’m not talking about socks and underwear, […]

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The Perfect Time for a Cuba Photo Tour

The Perfect Time for a Cuba Photo Tour How Cuba inspires photography, and why it’s the perfect time to venture there for a photography workshop Cuba is a dream destination for a photography holiday. With its charming grit, timeworn feel, and unique character, the country inspires street and portrait photography. Andrew Bell, one of the […]

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Ethics in Wildlife Photography

Ethics in Wildlife Photography How to ensure the animals’ wellbeing during a wildlife photography workshop Observing and photographing African wildlife in its strikingly beautiful natural context is a privilege, and an exhilarating one. But while we’re all for going that extra mile to get the perfect shot, we also believe that the wildlife should never […]

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What Makes Botswana a Unique Travel Destination

What Makes Botswana a Unique Travel Destination How the country’s remarkable natural features form the perfect backdrop for a photo safari Botswana is a remarkably unique travel destination, and one that’s particularly well-suited for photography. It boasts of a massive range of natural landscapes: rivers and streams, swamps, deserts, woodlands, and salt pans. There is […]

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5 Ways to Up-cycle Cameras

5 Ways to Up-cycle Cameras No matter what type of technology you’re buying, there will almost certainly be a new and improved version of it being widely sold within a matter of years, if not months. The result of this is cellphones, laptops, cameras and more lying around gathering dust in homes all over the […]

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Capturing Space: Our Photography Workshop in Namibia

 We’re excited to have this article on our Namibia Landscape Photography Workshop featured in Flamingo this month, Air Namibia’s inflight magazine:  Capturing Space: Our Namibia Photography Workshop A wondrous thing space is. It humbles, it inspires, and it gives a sense of endless possibilities. It also presents a canvas for creativity. Namibia’s vast, spacious landscapes […]

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6 Questions for Wildlife Photographer Trai Anfield

6 Questions for Wildlife Photographer Trai Anfield If you join our Mountain Gorilla Photography Workshop or our Botswana Wildlife Photography Workshop, you’ll be lucky enough to be tutored by BBC presenter and wildlife photographer Trai Anfield. We asked her for her photographic passion, her photography tips, and her favourite images.  What sparked your interest in […]

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Astrophotography Tips from an Expert

Astrophotography Tips from an Expert Astrophotography, the practice of photographing objects in the night sky, is a hugely enjoyable and highly rewarding experience. Photographers at every level can enjoy this particular method of examining the celestial bodies, and the resulting images can be magically stunning. An expert at astrophotography, photographer Emil von Maltitz, who guides our Namibia […]

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Budget Friendly Gift Ideas for Photographers

Budget Friendly Gift Ideas for Photographers For many, the end of the year is a time to come together. To appreciate the relationships in your life, and to show your appreciation through the exchange of gifts. As we all know, gift-giving can often be a difficult and stressful practice. Not only must it show that […]

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6 Questions for Photographer Barrett Hedges

6 Questions for Photographer Barrett Hedges For those seeking an intensely unique photographic wildlife experience, the Alaskan Brown Bear photography workshop led by professional wildlife photographer Barrett Hedges may be the perfect fit. Born and raised in the United States, Barrett has held a deep love for nature and discovered his passion for photography at […]

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Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project

Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project During a venture into Khayelitsha, the largest township in the Western Cape of South Africa, our recent Cape Town photography workshop had the opportunity to visit the Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project. “Healthy mothers raising healthy children,” a motto the people at Philani strive to live […]

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Dance Culture in Cuba

Dance Culture in Cuba With such a mix of backgrounds, Cuban culture expresses its diversity in many ways. One that is immediately evident when traveling on one of our Cuba photo tours is their music and dance. You may be surprised to find that some of the most famous dance forms originated on this Caribbean […]

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Top Tips for Traveling Green

Top Tips for Traveling Green At Penda, we are serious about ‘treading lightly’, partnering with a tree-planting organisation called Greenpop to sponsor a tree for each person who joins a photo tour. But it doesn’t have to stop there! Learn how you can incorporate green practices into your travel plans from the Greenpoppers themselves! Everyone […]

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10 Fun Facts About Namibia

10 Fun Facts About Namibia Nicknamed the ‘gem of Africa’, Namibia is a wonderland of natural attractions sure to bring out the adventurer in you. We have compiled a few facts on this beautiful country to share why we think it’s so unique. If you agree, learn more about our Namibia Landscape Photography Workshop and […]

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Happy International Day for the Eradication of Poverty!

Happy International Day for the Eradication of Poverty! For those who may not know know, today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day was first observed in 1987 in Paris, France, when over a hundred thousand people stood in solidarity as the words of the UN Declaration of Human Rights honouring the […]

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Penda Trust with Tyrone Turner: Fountain of Hope

Penda Trust with Tyrone Turner: Fountain of Hope National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner donated a week of his time to do work with the Penda Trust. Throughout the week, he visited several NGOs and social enterprises benefiting people in the Western Cape, offering photographic training and donating his own quality photographs to improve each organisation’s […]

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Penda Trust with Tyrone Turner: Mdzananda Animal Clinic

Penda Trust with Tyrone Turner: Mdzananda Animal Clinic National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner donated a week of his time to do work with the Penda Trust. Throughout the week, he visited several NGOs and social enterprises benefiting the Western Cape, offering photographic training and donating his own quality photographs to improve each organisation’s visual presentation. […]

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Penda Trust with Tyrone Turner: Amy Biehl Foundation

Penda Trust with Tyrone Turner: Amy Biehl Foundation National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner donated a week of his time to do work with the Penda Trust. Throughout the week, he visited several NGOs and social enterprises benefiting people in the Western Cape, offering photographic training and donating his own quality photographs to improve each organisation’s […]

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Penda Trust with Tyrone Turner: The Homestead Projects for Street Children

Penda Trust with Tyrone Turner: The Homestead Projects for Street Children National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner donated a week of his time to do work with the Penda Trust. Throughout the week, he visited several NGOs and social enterprises benefiting people in the Western Cape, offering photographic training and donating his own quality photographs to […]

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Botswana and the Okavango Delta

Botswana and the Okavango Delta The Botswana Wildlife Photography Workshop hits many magnificent areas of the country. Perhaps the most famous, however, is the wetlands of the Okavango Delta. Led by expert guides and under the photographic instruction of a professional wildlife photographer, the Delta is a fantastic place where anyone can enjoy a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience. […]

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Sabi Sands: The Best of Game Viewing

Sabi Sands: The Best of Game Viewing Our Big Five Wildlife Photography Workshop will take place in Djuma Game Reserve, one of the private game reserves that form the famous Sabi Sands area. More than just another game drive locale, Sabi Sands is known as one of the best places for game viewing. This sort of experience […]

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What Makes a Photo Safari Unique?

What Makes a Photo Safari Unique? It’s that time of year. You’re ready for a break and want to take a vacation. You decide you want to go on safari, the vacation tour of choice for the outdoors-y type. As you do some research, you come across the term “photographic safari”, but what does that […]

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Sightings During Our Wildlife Photography Workshop

Sightings During Our Wildlife Photography Workshop Our Wildlife Photography Workshop with National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner provided our photographers with some incredible game viewings. Based in Djuma Game Reserve, a private game reserve in Sabi Sands, the workshop was treated to the Big Five during the first game drive, and it only got getter from there. […]

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Overview Of Our Recent Cape Town Photography Tour

We have just completed our Cape Town photography tour with National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner and local photographer Sarah Isaacs. The week was packed with a multitude of photographic opportunities for the participants, aerial views from Table Mountain, portraits and landscapes in colourful Muizenberg, and African Penguins on the white shores of Boulders Beach being but a few. Throughout […]

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A Day with the Cape Town Photography Tour

As the marketing coordinator for Penda Photo Tours and Penda Trust, I stay in the office. My days are filled with interesting projects, from writing articles to researching exciting future opportunities and communicating with you all on social media. However, when I was offered the chance to join the Cape Town photography tour with National […]

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New: Weekend Wildlife Photography Workshop in Kruger

Whether a local in search of a long weekend trip or a foreigner with a few days to fill and a passion for photography, anyone can gain from joining our new weekend wildlife photography workshops in Kruger National Park! A new and exciting opportunity, you can spend a long weekend in the African bush, encountering […]

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Behind the Scenes: Photographing Cape Town

Despite a heavy wind, something that Capetonians are very used to, our group of photographers captured the magic of a Cape Town sunset last night. This was part of a photography workshop that’s happening in the Mother City this week, hosted by National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner and local photographer Sarah Isaacs. The photographers are […]

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10 Fun Facts About Table Mountain

With the Cape Town photo workshop with National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner and local photographer Sarah Isaacs just beginning, we thought we’d introduce one of the most iconic sights in the Western Cape. Learn a bit about Table Mountain below! Table Mountain was named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012. It’s […]

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Cape Town Photography: African Penguins and Simon’s Town

The Cape Town photography tour led by National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner and local photographer Sarah Isaacs has just begun! One of their stops will be Simon’s Town and the African Penguin residents of Boulders Beach. The Western Cape has been called one of the most beautiful places in the world, and for good reason! […]

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Win a FREE 7-day Photo Safari in South Africa’s Kruger! *CLOSED*

*COMPETITION NOW CLOSED* Competition time! We’re giving away a spot on our Big Five Wildlife Photography Workshop. In March 2017, the winner will join this exclusive photo safari in the Greater Kruger area, encounter the famous African Big Five, and receive expert photographic tutoring through the trip. Enter here! It’s quick and simple.  Enjoy close encounters […]

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Picturing Livingstone Series, Day 7: Artwell Chivinge

We’re proud and excited to present some of the work produced during our recent photography workshop in Livingstone. During the project, a collaboration of Iliziwi, Greenpop, and the Penda Trust, a group of young Livingstone were equipped with cameras and photography skills, and encouraged to document people in their community who are doing important environmental work. Each […]

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Picturing Livingstone Series, Day 6: Mama K and Chinonge

We’re proud and excited to present some of the work produced during our recent photography workshop in Livingstone. During the project, a collaboration of Iliziwi, Greenpop, and the Penda Trust, a group of young Livingstone were equipped with cameras and photography skills, and encouraged to document people in their community who are doing important environmental work. Each […]

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Picturing Livingstone Series, Day 5: Gilbert and Jennipher Wamuwi

We’re proud and excited to present some of the work produced during our recent photography workshop in Livingstone. During the project, a collaboration of Iliziwi, Greenpop, and the Penda Trust, a group of young Livingstone were equipped with cameras and photography skills, and encouraged to document people in their community who are doing important environmental work. Each […]

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Cuba Photography: A Street View

Havana is chock full of gritty charm. From chipped paint to colorful street art, unique forms of transport to the vibrant inhabitants themselves, Cuba’s main city is a gem for street photography. One photographer who has come to value Havana as such is Andrew Bell. Along with fellow photographer Andy Scaysbrook, Andrew leads our Cuba photography […]

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Picturing Livingstone Series, Day 4: Candice

We’re proud and excited to present some of the work produced during our recent photography workshop in Livingstone. During the project, a collaboration of Iliziwi, Greenpop, and the Penda Trust, a group of young Livingstone were equipped with cameras and photography skills, and encouraged to document people in their community who are doing important environmental work. Each […]

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Join Team Penda!

We’re hiring! Do you love photography, travel, and making an impact? Are you passionate about communication and customer service? Join our team in Cape Town!  Penda is a young photography workshop company with an aligned non-profit, the Penda Trust. We offer exciting photography adventures around the world, guided by professional photographers. Through the Penda Trust, […]

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Picturing Livingstone Series, Day 3: Meg Coates Palgrave

We’re proud and excited to present some of the work produced during our recent photography workshop in Livingstone. During the project, a collaboration of Iliziwi, Greenpop, and the Penda Trust, a group of young Livingstone were equipped with cameras and photography skills, and encouraged to document people in their community who are doing important environmental work. Each […]

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Picturing Livingstone Series, Day 2: Uncle Ben

We’re proud and excited to present some of the work produced during our recent photography workshop in Livingstone. During the project, a collaboration of Iliziwi, Greenpop, and the Penda Trust, a group of young Livingstone were equipped with cameras and photography skills, and encouraged to document people in their community who are doing important environmental […]

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Picturing Livingstone Series, Day 1: Mutetetlenu Kalama

We’re proud and excited to present some of the work produced during our recent photography workshop in Livingstone. During the project, a collaboration of Iliziwi, Greenpop, and the Penda Trust, a group of young Livingstone were equipped with cameras and photography skills, and encouraged to document people in their community who are doing important environmental […]

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Kalk Bay & St. James: Cape Town Photography Highlights

Visiting Kalk Bay at sunrise is a treat; armed with a camera, and guided by a National Geographic photographer, it’s photography heaven. A suburb of Cape Town, Kalk Bay still feels like a quaint fishing village; one that takes pride in its small scale but lively fishing industry, and its authentic (and authentically smelly) fish […]

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Voicing Environmental Stories Through Photography

We’re proud to have been part of a photography workshop with a great cause in Zambia, and are excited to show the incredible work that was achieved. The two-week workshop was a collaboration between Iliziwi, a South African based organisation, Greenpop, an environmental NGO, and the Penda Trust. It was integrated into Greenpop’s annual Festival […]

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Last-minute Discount on Photography Workshops

So here’s the deal. Not only are we offering the photography adventure of a lifetime – we’re also doing it at a reduced rate. Join us this September on a wildlife photo safari in Kruger or a photography workshops in Cape Town (or both!), and get 20% last-minute discount!  Kruger Wildlife Photography Workshop: Guided by National […]

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How To Travel To Cuba From The United States

With Cuban-American relations going through historic transformations, traveling to Cuba from the United States just became a lot easier. Great news for those interested in joining our Cuba photography workshop !  New regulations allow Americans to travel to Cuba independently on what they refer to as “people-to-people” trips, by which they mean trips that focus on meeting […]

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Namibia: Mecca for Landscape Photographers

Namibia is Mecca for landscape photographers. With its red dunes, its mighty gorges, and its desolate coast lines, the country provides fascinating and at times surreal scenes that are immensely photogenic. You can join us in this remarkable setting for a landscape photography workshop; an exploration of Namibia’s most impressive sites through your lens. Namibia effortlessly […]

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We’re incredibly excited to present a lecture by top photographers Tyrone Turner and Susan Sterner on June 22nd in Cape Town. Tyrone and Susan are award-winning American photographers who have traveled extensively to document a range of social and environmental issues. Join us at 6 Spin Street to see some of their best work, hear them […]

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6 Questions for Kaleel Zibe

Just over a decade ago, Kaleel Zibe got “accidentally and totally hooked on photography.” He’s now a wildlife photography big-shot and an experienced workshop leader. If you join the Masai Mara Wildlife Photography Workshop, you’ll be lucky enough to improve your wildlife photography through Kaleel’s tutoring. We asked Kaleel about his motivation and goals – and to […]

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Meet Emmanuel: Picturing Livingstone Participant

This is Emmanuel Wayne Masisan. He will be a participant of Picturing Livingstone; the upcoming photo workshop run collaboratively by the Penda Trust, Ilizwi, and Greenpop. Emmanuel was a participant for the pilot of this workshop – and photography and videography have since become his passion and career goal. Born in Namibia to a single mother of […]

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6 Questions for Alan Hewitt

If you join one of our photo safaris, you might get the opportunity to learn from Alan Hewitt. Based in the UK, Alan is a photographer and writer with a huge passion for wildlife and conservation. His images have been used to support wildlife conservation organisations in both Africa and Europe. Alan’s also an experienced workshop […]

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Picturing Livingstone: A Workshop With A Cause

We believe in the power of photography; the power to inspire, the power to connect, and the power to change people’s lives. For two weeks in July, our charity the Penda Trust will be running a photography workshop with Zambian youths, as part of Greenpop’s eco-education program.  In partnership with Ilizwi Photo Club, a Cape Town […]

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6 Questions for Photographer Ben Pipe

If you join us for a photography workshop in London, you’ll have the pleasure of learning from Ben Pipe. Based in London, Ben is a versatile photographer with an impressive portfolio that features incredible portrait, landscape, and travel photography. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, The […]

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Bear Photography At Its Best

Not only is Lake Clark National Park in Alaska an overwhelmingly beautiful area, it is also offers some of the best bear photography in the world. Lead by award-winning photographer Barrett Hedges, our upcoming bear photography workshop allows photographers of all levels to explore this unique setting. Lake Clark National Park is a pristine setting. […]

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Cuba: Photography Heaven

Cuba is gritty, vibrant, and undeniably photogenic. It’s an exciting place to explore, and a dream setting for a Cuba photography workshop. In Cuba, there is an unmissable and unique sense of history. This a country that embraces the present, but also celebrates its turbulent past. This tiny island has seen more than its fair share […]

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6 Questions for Photographer Sarah Isaacs

When you join one of our photography workshops, you might have the good fortune of being hosted and tutored by Sarah Isaacs. Based in Cape Town, Sarah is a portrait and documentary photographer with a passion for exploring the social and economic challenges South Africa faces. She also travels extensively, capturing the beauty of the human […]

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Bokaap: A Cape Town Photography Highlight

Bokaap has become a tourist icon, a photographic highlight in most Cape Town holiday itineraries. And for a good reason; situated on the slopes of Signal Hill, and with bright-coloured houses lining narrow cobble-stone streets, Bokaap is a charismatic and vibrant neighbourhood. It is also culturally rich and historically complex; most residents, referred to as […]

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New: Cape Town Photography Workshop

Explore Cape Town’s mind-blowing landscapes and fascinating cultures through your lens, while getting photographic tutoring by a National Geographic photographer. Landscape photography and portraiture are woven into a seamless whole during this photography workshop in Cape Town.   Cape Town is arguably the world’s most beautiful city, topping travel bucket lists with its unique offering of […]

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New: Kruger Wildlife Photography Workshop with National Geographic Photographer Tyrone Turner

Picture this: photographing leopards sleeping in trees, watching elephants, lions, and rhinos roaming around your open game drive vehicle, drinking sundowners underneath acacia trees – and all this in the company of a National Geographic photographer, who will bring out the best wildlife photographer in you. Sound good? We’re incredibly excited to have teamed up […]

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Introducing Penda

We’re incredibly excited to introduce you to Penda, a photographic workshop company with a difference. Come and explore with us!  Penda is the product of three people coming together with combined passions for travel, photography, and NGO work. We realised that blending these specialities would create an amazing union; one that could both offer mind-blowing […]

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