Photography for all Safari Travellers

By September 9, 2016Wild Studio

The new world of photography

Photography’s popularity has gone off the scale in the past number of years with social media exploding and the seemingly endless choice of affordable camera equipment. This trend has also found its way to the world of adventure whilst on safari. It can easily be said that for every couple or group on safari there will be at least one camera with them, even if that is a smartphone.

Wildlife photography is unique. Not only do we encounter many moving subjects but the lighting alone can provide so many more variables, and opportunities to think of.  playful-lion-cubsCameras today are incredible in their intuition; they have a considerable computing capability with their automatic functions. Despite this there is not one camera out there that is as skilled as you to capture the essence of Africa by using the manual functions available.

Learn to go manual

Great Plains Wild Studio provides all the assistance you need in ‘going manual’ with your camera. Even smartphones can be adapted to produce better images. Our group or private workshops can last as little as 3 days or even week or more covering multi-camp visits.giraffe-sunsetPublishing your work

Storytelling is at the core of Great Plains with many wildlife films and books being based at our locations by National Geographic Explorers in Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert. All our photography workshops and tuition are aimed at creating portfolios for our participating photographers to ultimately create a work that is fit to be published and take you on your journey to being a professional.the-kingBecome a conservation researcher

If learning photography is not quite enough we will also be providing you with the opportunity to be part of a pioneering facial recognition monitoring program. We will be taking images of the wildlife on the trips, and with the addition of GPS tagging, the University of Surrey in the UK will scan the images to contribute to a monitoring map essential for our conservation efforts.

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