Project Description

Advanced Wildlife Photography 2019

  • From $4,450

  • 7 Days

  • Botswana

  • Set Departures


Following on from the hugely popular Better Wildlife Photography workshops that we have been running for the past five years we have received more and more requests from our clients to offer a package for our more accomplished and experienced photographers to help them take their wildlife photography to even higher levels of competence and understanding.

With this in mind our resident photographic guides Janine Krayer, Charl Stols and Sabine Stols will be hosting their Advanced Wildlife Photography workshops throughout 2019. These one-week intensive photo safaris will be split between two of Botswana’s best photo locations – The Chobe River and the Okavango Delta.

Please note first of all that this Advanced Wildlife Photography Workshop is designed for guests who have either attended the Better Wildlife Workshop previously or at the very minimum have total confidence to photograph on full manual, aperture or shutter priorities with their own DSLR cameras and lenses. No basics will be covered on this workshop. Guests will also be expected to have their own gear with them and have a concise understanding of their functions and settings. A decent understanding of post-production will also be an advantage during the mid-day editing sessions.

The workshop will be for a maximum of 8 clients over five days and the photo hosts will share their insights, techniques and extensive knowledge of animal behaviour – all of the components of a great wildlife photographer. As we know wildlife photography is never predictable so we cannot set out a syllabus as such but the hosts will endeavour to help you master some of the following techniques as each opportunity presents itself on the river.

Skills that we will teach in the course include:

  • Panning
  • Fast exposures
  • Shooting in low light
  • Slow exposure shooting
  • Mastering birds in flight
  • Creative use of depth of field
  • Wide and angle creative composition
  • Creative uses of exposure compensation

During the day the hosts will be on hand to help you with your digital post production. Guests should bring their own laptops loaded with either Lightroom or Photoshop to benefit most from these sessions. They will be held around the dining room table as a group exercise but there will be plenty of time for one-on-one training on specific post-production techniques if required.

The first half of the workshop will take place in The Chobe staying at The Pangolin Chobe Hotel. The majority of activities will be on the river shooting alongside the photo host. During the day the editing suite will be reserved for group post-production sessions.

On day four you will board a charter flight (included in the package) for the one hour flight to 200,000ha The Khwai Private Reserve – Home of the Pangolin Khwai Camp. In the reserve, you will be doing more land-based activities in two of our modified game viewers. Each vehicle will take a maximum of four guests and your photo host will rotate between the two with each morning or afternoon game drive.

At the end of the Advanced Wildlife Photography workshop, we are confident that you will not only see a marked improvement in your knowledge and skills set but you will have enjoyed several days of excellent wildlife photography with like-minded people in two of the most beautiful parts of Botswana.

3 – 9 March 1 – 7 April 13 – 19 May 18 – 24 July 3 – 9 August 29 September – 5 October
Janine Krayer Sabine Stols Charl Stols Janine Krayer Charl Stols Janine Krayer
  • 3 nights at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel (full board)

  • All drinks including soft drinks, water, local beers, wines and spirits

  • Full Advanced Wildlife Photography Workshop hosted by the Pangolin Photo Host

  • Charter flight from Kasane to Khwai and then on to Maun

  • 3 nights Pangolin Khwai Camp (full board)

  • Transfers to and from Kasane Airport

  • All associated taxes and bed levies

  • Visa fees where applicable

  • Travel to and from Kasane and Maun

  • Gratuities

  • Other items of personal nature

This workshop is designed for guests who really know how their camera works. We advise you to perhaps get your gear out a couple of days before departure so you can reacquaint yourself with all your settings and functions of your cameras so you can really hit the ground running from day one of this workshop.

Suggested Add-ons
If you are interested in any of the below add-ons, chat to your travel planner or mention it in the enquiry form below.

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