A fun and immersive photography course in the Northern Kruger Park, South Africa
29 Oct 2018
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Are you a budding photographer? Do you fancy a safari experience with a difference? We chatted to Corne from Eco Training about their specialist photography courses in South Africa to find out more...
Where does the course take place?
At Makuleke Camp on the Makuleke Concession, in the Northern Kruger Park, South Africa.
When are the next 7 day photography courses?
02 March - 08 March 2019 at Makuleke.
24 August - 30 August 2019 at Makuleke.
What are course members likely to see and experience?
The photography course takes place in and around a Fever Tree Forest and the beautiful Lanner Gorge. Sightings are likely to include elephant and buffalo, and rare birds such as the Pell's Fishing Owl. The landscapes around here are simply stunning, and home to a wide variety of wildlife.
“Our photographer coach and mentor Chad was just wonderful. He taught me so much about my camera, and how to re-look at wildlife scenes. He was not only our coach but he is a wonderful tracker and guide, we went on such amazing walks and game drives.”
What type of clients typically join the course?
Photography enthusiasts – the skill levels range from beginners to experts.
What level of experience do participants on the course require?
Whilst anyone is welcome to join, the more you know the more you'll get out of it. Participants will be able to put their new skills into practice, whilst beginners will spend more time with the guides who will help and instruct according to pupil ability.
“The whole atmosphere was amazing, the team at Makuleke were really wonderful. Your bush guides were funny, helpful and just great to be around.”
Do course members need a fancy camera to take part in the course?
No – but equipment is necessary – as you will be learning about digital SLRs.
What do clients love most about the courses?
Groups are kept small so that participants receive plenty of individual attention, and there are different activities available, such as learning how to shoot proper landscape pictures, and star time lapses.
How many people do you normally have on each course?
There will be maximum 6 people in each group (and on each vehicle).
“WOW and congratulations to one awesome team at Makuleke. The two ladies who prepared our meals were so friendly and warm. I just felt like I was part of your camp, and not a guest.”
Any top tips for people thinking about taking part in this incredible experience?
Be open minded, ready to learn new skills and develop the ones you already have. You will learn how to negotiate the bush and manipulate a situation or sighting to your best photographic advantage.
“Thank you very much for an outstanding photographic course which was well presented by a very knowledgeable and patient lecturer (Chad). I will highly recommend this course and treasure the fact that I was privileged to traverse through the wonderful Pafuri area with its magnificent Fever trees.”
How do I book onto one of the courses?
Just get in touch with Far & Wild and they'll get the ball rolling.