WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP SOUTH AFRICA

£ 3295

For 8 weeks

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Wildlife Photography Internship, South Africa

EXPLORE ALL ELEMENTS OF WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY DURING AN INTERNSHIP IN KRUGER

If you’re dreaming of making it as a wildlife photographer, here’s an opportunity to explore this exciting profession in detail. As an wildlife photography intern on this program, you’ll improve your photography skills, build an extensive portfolio of images, and learn about what it takes to work as a wildlife photographer. Based in South Africa’s Greater Kruger area, you’ll be in the perfect place to practice your skills on a daily basis, and photograph a wealth of African wildlife, including the sought-after Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos). You’ll also have a chance to learn about and contribute to wildlife conservation, and you can explore conservation photography. Throughout your photography internship, you’ll be guided by a professional photographer, who will help you sharpen your skills, and give you expert advise on the field of wildlife photography. (You might also be interested in our wildlife photography & conservation volunteer project!)

Book before the end of April 2022, to travel before the end of 2022, and receive a 15% discount! Note that this EXCLUDES travel in July and August. 

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Greater Kruger, South Africa
QuickFacts Dates - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Monthly start dates
QuickFacts Photography Type - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Wildlife Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Mentor: Paula Montoya
QuickFacts Group Size - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Group Size: Max. 3
QuickFacts Level - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa All Photography Levels
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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1
Sharpen your photography skills

Sharpen your wildlife photography skills on all levels

2
Build a portfolio

Create an impressive portfolio of wildlife images

3
Learn about the field of wildlife photography

Get insight information on how to make it as a wildlife photographer

4
Contribute to conservation

Learn about wildlife conservation issues, and how to contribute to conservation through photography

  1. Sharpen your photography skills
  2. Build a portfolio
  3. Learn about the field of wildlife photography
  4. Contribute to conservation 
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YOUR INTERNSHIP: WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

If you’re interested in becoming a professional wildlife photography, or if you’re passionate about wildlife photography and you’re just looking for an interesting challenge, this photography internship could be the ideal opportunity for you. As a wildlife photography intern, you’ll start by joining an intense course, run by a wildlife photographer. No matter what level you’re at, you’ll be taking your photography skills to a new level. You can expect to learn the following;

  • Composition
  • All aspects of technical camera use
  • Post-production
  • Specific tricks to photographing wildlife

After this course, you’ll be putting your skills into practice during daily game drives, bush walks, and specific assignments. Your photography mentor will help you define personal objectives for your internship, so that you have a focus and can work towards specific goals. He’ll be guiding you and will continue to help you sharpen your skills.

Apart from learning about wildlife photography, you’ll also learn about conservation issues and you’ll have the opportunity of assisting some worthwhile conservation initiatives hands-on. Moreover, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of how wildlife photography can be used for conservation purposes.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHY

During this wildlife photography internship, you can expect to have incredible photographic opportunities on a daily basis. During the most optimum times of day, when the African light is as its best, you’ll be going out on game drives, in search for the best wildlife sightings. All game drives will be done in surrounding private game reserves, where game viewing is easy and of a high quality. You can expect to photograph the Big Five, as well as smaller, but no less interesting, species, such as giraffes, zebras, hippos, and a range of antelope and bird species. You are sure to build up an extensive portfolio of wildlife pictures.

GUIDANCE

As a wildlife photography intern, you’ll enjoy tutoring and guidance by Andrew Taylor, a professional wildlife photographer. He’ll help you improve your skills, define your goals, and build the right portfolio. He’ll also be able to share insights into the wildlife photography field, which will help you on your way with publishing your work, and making a living out of photography, if that’s your goal. On top of this, you’ll have weekly check ins with a personal development coach, who will help you place the experience in the context of your future plans.

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THE DESTINATION

This wildlife photography internship is based in the world-renowned Greater Kruger Area – famous for the Big 5 and amazing scenery. The region is also home to a local people celebrated for their rich and vibrant culture. In this impressive setting, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your photographic skills while raising conservation awareness. If you have always wanted to take amazing wildlife pictures, there is no better place in the world!

ACCOMMODATION

During your internship, you will stay in comfortable shared accommodation in a spacious lodge situated on the banks of the Olifants River. It’s a lovely safari-style camp with a swimming pool, viewing deck, WiFi, hot showers, and an outdoor communal area. Here, you’ll dine, relax and socialise. You can also expect to do some wildlife viewing from the lodge, as many animals come to drink from the river.

The lodge is staffed with cooks and cleaners and all bed linen and towels are provided. All meals are included in the price. Breakfast is on a help-yourself basis and usually consists of cereals, toast, tea and coffee. Lunch and dinner are full meals, and will be prepared for you.

You’ll share the lodge with other interns, as well as conservation and photography volunteers from around the world. It’s a great social setting, and an opportunity to meet people from many different cultures. Rooms are shared with up to three other volunteers. Single rooms are available at an additional fee.

DATES & RATES

This internship is available throughout the year, and you can join for 8 to 12 weeks. Please get in touch to find out about availability.

The upcoming start dates are: 

2022: January 23 – February 20 – March 20 – April 17 – May 15 – June 12 – July 10 – August 7 – September 4 – September 18 – October 2 – October 30 – November 27 – December 25

The rates are as follows:
8 weeks:  £3295
9 weeks: £3545
10 weeks: £3795
11 weeks: £4045
12 weeks: £4295

*Book before the end of April 2022, to travel before the end of 2022, and receive a 15% discount! Note that this EXCLUDES travel in July and August. 

REQUIREMENTS; WHO SHOULD JOIN?

Anyone can apply! There are no specific requirements, apart from a huge passion for wildlife photography. Whether you’re a photography student, a photographer wanting to shift your focus, or just someone with a desire to learn wildlife photography skills, we welcome your application. To apply for this wildlife photography internship, please fill in the below form and send a CV to info@pendaphototours.com.

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Greater Kruger, South Africa
QuickFacts Dates - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Monthly start dates
QuickFacts Photography Type - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Wildlife Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Mentor: Paula Montoya
QuickFacts Group Size - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Group Size: Max. 3
QuickFacts Level - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa All Photography Levels

£ 3295

For 8 weeks

INCLUDES
  • Accommodation and three meals a day at a lodge
  • All game drives and other activities
  • Orientation program, including a photography course led by a professional photographer
  • Assistance and guidance by a professional wildlife photographer
  • Guidance by a personal development coach
  • Airport transfers to and from Hoedspruit Airport
EXCLUDES
  • Flights to Hoedspruit
  • Travel insurance
  • Any additional weekend activities
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RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT

  • SLR camera with at least an 18-55 mm lens
  • 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
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR: PAULA MONTOYA

wildlife photography volunteer project leader

Originally from Columbia, Paula was born in an incredibly biodiverse country with a wealth of photographic inspiration. She’s been working as a photographer for the past ten years, and she’s combined her career in photography with work in advertisement. But during travel in South Africa in 2019, she fell in love with the continent, and the idea of creating awareness for important conservation work through photography. She’s now delighted to be based in the Greater Kruger National Park, and tutor other passionate photographers.

£ 3 900

for 8 wks

INCLUDES
  • Accommodation and three meals a day at a lodge
  • All game drives and other activities
  • Orientation program, including a photography course led by a professional photographer
  • Assistance and guidance by a professional wildlife photographer
  • Guidance by a personal development coach
  • Airport transfers to and from Hoedspruit Airport
EXCLUDES
  • Flights to Hoedspruit
  • Travel insurance
  • Any additional weekend activities
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MENTOR: SAMUAL COX

wildlife photography volunteer project leader

Originally from Columbia, Paula was born in an incredibly biodiverse country with a wealth of photographic inspiration. She’s been working as a photographer for the past ten years, and she’s combined her career in photography with work in advertisement. But during travel in South Africa in 2019, she fell in love with the continent, and the idea of creating awareness for important conservation work through photography. She’s now delighted to be based in the Greater Kruger National Park, and tutor other passionate photographers.

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