KRUGER WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH TYRONE TURNER

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Your Close Encounter with Africa’s Big Cats, Elephants, and Rhinos

Please note that this is a past workshop, but we are offering an exciting new photo safari with wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt! And Nat Geo photographer Tyrone Turner will be guiding our upcoming Iceland Photo Tour in March 2018.

Guided by National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner, and set in one of Africa’s prime game reserves, this photo safari is an opportunity of a lifetime. Sharpen your wildlife photography skills during close encounters with an impressive array African wildlife, including the famous Big Five, all from the comfort of open game drive vehicles guided by wildlife experts. This workshop provides an exciting opportunity for photographers of all levels, and can be combined with a photographic exploration of Cape Town.

QUICK FACTS
Djuma Gema Reserve, South Africa
October 5 -12, 2016
Wildlife Photography
Leader: Tyrone Turner
Group Size: Max. 6
All Photography Levels
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
1
Quality Game Viewing

Enjoy quality game viewing in a Big Five game reserve that is renowned for its spectacular sighting of leopards

2
Photographic Tutoring

Recive photography tutoring from acclaimed National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner

3
Guided by Expert Guides and Trackers

Exclusive experience of being a small group of photographers, having your own open game drive vehicles and guided by expert trackers

4
Photography Focused Safari

A safari complete built around photography, allowing you to develop your photography skils.

  1. Quality Game Viewing
  2. Photographic Tutoring
  3. Guided by expert guides and trackers
  4. Photography Focused Safari
THE DESTINATION

Djuma Game Reserve is a wildlife photographer’s dream. The game reserve is set within Sabi Sands, a collection of game reserves that borders Kruger National Park. Sabi Sands offers truly unique safari experiences; nowhere else in Africa do you spot the Big Five with such ease. You can prepare yourself for some exciting close encounters with lions, leopards, elephants, and other wildlife, as the animals have been habituated to the safari vehicles after many years of game drives in the area. The area is particularly famous for its remarkable sightings of the otherwise elusive leopard.

Game drives will be a twice-a-day treat. Early in the morning and in the late afternoon, when the African light creates its magic, we’ll set off to pursue the best photo opportunities the bush has to offer. The drives will be in open game drive vehicles, with no more than six photographers per vehicle. You will be guided by expert rangers and trackers.

Apart from offering you amazing game viewing, Djuma will also privide you with five-star service. You will stay in Galago Lodge, an exclusive, private, and fully serviced loge, where you can enjoy luxurious rooms, a refreshing pool, and incredible meals.

After exploring the African bush, you can add a cultural dimension to your visit to South Africa by joining Tyrone in Cape Town. Home to impressive mountainous landscapes and rich in colourful cultures, Cape Town delivers a vast range of photographic opportunities.

THE PHOTOGRAPHY

Everything during this photo safari will be about photography. We will have the luxury of having a lodge to ourselves, and the opportunity to build the whole experience around getting the very best photographs. Throughout the experience, our guide and tracker will ensure high quality game viewing, and Tyrone will help you hone your wildlife photography skills.

Expect to photograph the Big Five; lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinos. Together with antelope, zebra, and giraffe, they will create a constantly evolving tableau of African beauty. The combination of close encounters with wildlife, lush African bush, and warm light will provide incredible opportunities for wildlife and landscape photography.

YOUR WORKSHOP

Tyrone will be there to assist you throughout the workshop and help you take the best possible wildlife images. His tuition will be tailored to everyone’s level; you’ll be able to get as much or as little guidance as you’d like. Tuition will most likely include camera settings, exposure, aperture, creative techniques, as well as post-processing. The tuition will happen both during game drives, and during sessions at the lodge; it’s flexible adaptable to everyone’s needs.

YOUR 5-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival at Hoedspruit Airport

Arrival at Hoedspruit Airport, where you will be met by one our team members and driven to Djuma Game Reserve. After settling in, you’ll be treated to your first game drive.

Day 2 - 4 : Game Drives and Photography Workshops

We’ll start each day with a three-hour game drive. As the African sun shines its first light, we’ll be tracking the Big Five as they are their most active. You’ll be guided by an experienced ranger and tracker, and accompanied by Tyrone for photographic guidance. A full and delicious breakfast will be waiting for you at the lodge when you return, and there will be time for photography workshops, editing, and relaxing afterwards. After lunch, at the end of the afternoon, we’ll head out for another three-hour game drive. This time we’ll photograph in the last warm light of the day, and experience the bush as night is falling. The day will be concluded by an indulgent dinner.

Day 5 : Blyde River Canyon

We’ll mix things up with a day-trip to Blyde River Canyon, a 30-kilometer long natural wonder that offers breathtaking views of steep cliffs and green lowveld far below. One of the world’s largest canyons, Blyde River Canyon is outstanding for landscape photography.

Day 6 : Full day at Djuma Reserve

Another full day at Djuma Game Reserve.

Day 5 : Transfers to Airport

After a last game drive at sunrise, we’ll be wrapping up. You’ll be driven back to the airport, where you will either make your own way, or fly to Cape Town, if you are joining us for that part of the trip.

QUICK FACTS
Djuma Gema Reserve, South Africa
October 5 -12, 2016
Wildlife Photography
Leader: Tyrone Turner
Group Size: Max. 6
All Photography Levels

$ 4 220

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation at Galago Lodge in Djuma Private Game Reserve; comfortable accommodation in the middle of the African bush.
  •  Three meals a day
  • Two game drives a day in private open game drive vehicles, accompanied by professional guides and trackers
  • Photographic tutoring by Tyrone Turner
  • Day trip to Blyde River Canyon
  • Airport transfers from Nelspruit Airport
  • An indirect contribution to the Penda Trust, as part of our proceeds, go towards funding the running costs of our charity
  • A tree that will be planted on your behalf by Greenpop, as a way to help compensate for your carbon footprint
EXCLUDES
  • Flights to Hoedspruit Airport
  • Travel insurance
  • Any items of a personal nature
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
  • SLR camera
  • A range of lenses; ideally including a wide angle lens
  • Tripod or bean bag
  • Sturdy camera bag
  • Laptop if you’re keen to improve your post-production skills, and/or if you’d like to review your images with Tyrone

WORKSHOP LEADER

You will have the privilege of being tutored by Tyrone Turner, an award-winning photographer and an experienced workshop leader. Based in the US, Tyrone has traveled extensively to document a range of social and environmental issues. As fellows for the Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA), Tyrone and his wife, Susan Sterner, documented life in the Northeast of Brazil for several years. In 2003, the Soros Foundation awarded him a Justice Media Fellowship to photograph the lives of youths incarcerated in the adult correctional system. For the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Academy of Nursing, he has documented health and healthcare around the United States. Tyrone is a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, project mentor for the photojournalism program at the Corcoran School of Art + Design, and a fellow with the News Literacy Project.

$ 4 220

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation at Galago Lodge in Djuma Private Game Reserve; comfortable accommodation in the middle of the African bush.
  •  Three meals a day
  • Two game drives a day in private open game drive vehicles, accompanied by professional guides and trackers
  • Photographic tutoring by Tyrone Turner
  • Day trip to Blyde River Canyon
  • Airport transfers from Nelspruit Airport
  • An indirect contribution to the Penda Trust, as part of our proceeds, go towards funding the running costs of our charity
  • A tree that will be planted on your behalf by Greenpop, as a way to help compensate for your carbon footprint
EXCLUDES
  • Flights to Hoedspruit Airport
  • Travel insurance
  • Any items of a personal nature

WORKSHOP LEADER

You will have the privilege of being tutored by Tyrone Turner, an award-winning photographer and an experienced workshop leader. Based in the US, Tyrone has traveled extensively to document a range of social and environmental issues. As fellows for the Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA), Tyrone and his wife, Susan Sterner, documented life in the Northeast of Brazil for several years. In 2003, the Soros Foundation awarded him a Justice Media Fellowship to photograph the lives of youths incarcerated in the adult correctional system. For the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Academy of Nursing, he has documented health and healthcare around the United States. Tyrone is a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, project mentor for the photojournalism program at the Corcoran School of Art + Design, and a fellow with the News Literacy Project.

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