WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP SOUTH AFRICA

£ 3 900

For 8 wks

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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.

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: Sam Cox
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.

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.

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GUIDANCE

As a wildlife photography intern, you’ll enjoy tutoring and guidance by Samuel Cox, 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.

THE DESTINATION

You’ll be in the perfect place for wildlife photography. The program is based in a lodge just outside of Hoedspruit, on the edge of Kruger National Park. You’ll be surrounded by incredible game reserves, and you might even be able to take some good shots at the lodge, as it’s based on a natural bush area of about 18 hectares, and it frequently gets visited by small animals such as monkeys, antelopes, and bats. The lodge itself is a basic but comfortable thatched roof building, with several communal areas, a large pool, and a dining area. You’ll share a room with other interns or conservation volunteers, unless you choose to upgrade to a single room.

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 rates are as follows:
8 weeks:  £3900
10 weeks: £4700
12 weeks: £5500

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: Sam Cox
QuickFacts Group Size - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa Group Size: Max. 3
QuickFacts Level - Wildlife Photography Internship South Africa All Photography Levels

£ 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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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: SAMUAL COX

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Samuel Cox originally studied filmmaking, earning a BA Honours degree in Digital Film Production before moving his sights onto photography. Having been travelling to Africa since 1999, his passion for wildlife quickly drew him to focus on photographing the diverse wildlife the continent has to offer and has seen his images and writing published online with National Geographic and Africa Geographic with printed publications in Travel Africa Magazine and BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Wanting to put aside work photographing wedding and events in the UK for a life and career in Africa, he dipped his toes into the water by volunteering with African Impact in Zimbabwe and South Africa – using his camera skills to aid in conservation efforts. Since then he has joined the team in the Greater Kruger location as the Photography Manager, developing further projects in order to effectively teach ethical wildlife and conservation photography to international volunteers and interns.

£ 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

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Samuel Cox originally studied filmmaking, earning a BA Honours degree in Digital Film Production before moving his sights onto photography. Having been travelling to Africa since 1999, his passion for wildlife quickly drew him to focus on photographing the diverse wildlife the continent has to offer and has seen his images and writing published online with National Geographic and Africa Geographic with printed publications in Travel Africa Magazine and BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Wanting to put aside work photographing wedding and events in the UK for a life and career in Africa, he dipped his toes into the water by volunteering with African Impact in Zimbabwe and South Africa – using his camera skills to aid in conservation efforts. Since then he has joined the team in the Greater Kruger location as the Photography Manager, developing further projects in order to effectively teach ethical wildlife and conservation photography to international volunteers and interns.

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