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PHOTO SAFARIS & COURSES

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Photo Safaris & Courses

"Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Photography, especially wildlife and bird photography is probably one of the most fast growing activities in the world. Digital photography has opened the doors for everyone to capture the beauty around us and have your own memorable, unique images.
Our photography packages includes lectures, tutorials, editing and practical options.
Whatever your needs or skill of photography we will be able to assist. Whatever your dreams are to photograph or to see, we will go out of our way to try to make your dream become a reality so that you can have the best time of your life!

Capture your moments, they are yours only forever!

IT'S ALL ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY

Highly  qualified, professional  wildlife photographer and nature guide, Renata Ewald will be with you on your photography journey all the way. With more than 25 years experience in photography and doing it full time for the last 16 years she comes with skill and experience.

For the last 10 years Renata has been teaching people and giving class in photography and Adobe Lightroom. She has also written her own manuals that is given out during her courses. Her biggest award is to  see how her students improve their skills and enjoy their photography journey.

This is all about you, your photography and your dreams. Everything you desired could be arranged! From duration to accommodation and meals.

We are here to look after your needs while you enjoy taking photos on your safari journey! a Photo Safari tailor-made just for you.

We can combine the Kruger, Blyde-river canyon, sunken hide photography, landscapes or walk in the bush.

Whatever your dreams or desires we will do our best to fulfill it.

Adding some photo editing and tutorials if you want to improve your skills can also be done. Send us your idea and let's plan it for you!

Dream it, do it, live it!

Our photography courses includes books, bean bags to use, water, meals where specified and a comfortable open safari vehicle for days in the bush.
For more info and a full itinerary on any of the activities contact us &
we will send you all the relevant detail!

Contact us for Adobe Lightroom Courses 

Peeping Tom
perfect exposure practise

THEORETICAL & PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY OPTIONS

Like-minded people coming together to enjoy  nature and improve their photograph skills.
COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL (6 HOURS THEORY)

Introduction & Background on photography

  • The difference between digital and analog photography

  • Understanding different cameras & lenses      

  •  Basic Photography, The perfect Exposure, ISO, F-stop , Shutter speed,

  • Focus, Composition, Crop ratio

  • Depth of field, White Balance

  • DSLR Shooting modes, metering modes, drive modes, picture styles

  • Understanding light

  • Histogram

  • The difference in jpeg & RAW

  • Difference between sharpness/clarity 

  • 1 Hour practice in garden  

What to bring: Your Cameras & lens, Note pad & pen

Includes: 6 hour tutorial, Comprehensive Photographic booklet , distilled water, Coffee & rusks

Price:  R1 400.00 per student.     

                                          

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL

Introduction - wildlife & nature photography

  • Histogram & Exposure compensation

  • Tonal curve/ HUE

  • Wildlife Photography Essentials

  • Image stabilization

  • Bracketing

  • Wildlife Photography Settings

  • Know your subject & prepare for the unexpected

  • My 10 wildlife photography tips

  • The ethics on wildlife photography

  • Bird ,Landscape, Macro Photography

  • The art of panning

  • Night photography

  • 1 Hour practical in garden

What to bring: Your Cameras & lens, Note pad & pen

Includes: 6 hour tutorial, Wildlife Photography booklet , distilled water, Coffee & rusks

Price:  R1 400.00 per student.                                                


ALL IN ONE DAY  - THEORY & 4 HOUR PRACTICAL IN KRUGER

Complete Photography Tutorial and a practical session in Kruger with Open safari vehicle for 4 hours.
Option 1: Theory in the morning and afternoon safari drive for practical in Kruger

Option 2: Theory the one day and next day a morning safari in Kruger.

Includes: Open safari vehicle with registered nature guide/photographer, Still water,
Coffee, Tea, Rusks, Muffins.

  • Complete Photography Tutorial booklet

  • Printed notes on various wildlife photography settings 

  • 3-4 hour practical in KNP  

What to bring: Hat for the Sun & sun screen, Comfortable shoes, Waterproof & warm Jacket, Cameras & lenses, Notepad & pen, personal items

Price:  R2 200 per person sharing

Excludes: Conservation fee, Any other snacks or soft drinks, Personal expenses, Curios and gratuity                                                                     Max: 6 photographers                                                             

HALF DAY PHOTO SAFARI IN KRUGER      (6-7 HOURS)

Early rise for sunrise and head into Kruger for a half day photo safari or do it the other way around for sunset in the afternoon. Whatever comes our way we will shoot with our cameras and exercise light  with different conditions

Includes: Bean bag to use, Open safari vehicle with registered nature guide/photographer, Still water,Breakfast pack & cappuccino, comfy blankets

What to bring: Hat for the Sun & sun screen, Comfortable shoes, Waterproof & warm Jacket, Cameras & lenses,  personal items

Excludes: Conservation fee, any other snacks or soft drinks, Personal expenses, Curios and gratuity   

Price:  R1 300 per person sharing

Max: 6 photographers     

Pick up times:

Mornings: 

Oct-March: 05:15 - 12:00                                   April-Sept:  05:45 - 12:00

Middays:    

Aug - April: 12:00 -18:00                                  

May-July:    12:00-18:00

Free pick up in Phalaborwa town.              

FULL DAY PHOTO SAFARI IN KRUGER  (From sunrise to sunset)

Rise and shine early morning  for full day  photo safari in the Kruger National Park to get those golden hours for perfect photos. We will explore the Kruger National Park for special moments to photograph, play with light and have some fun.

Includes: Bean bag to use,Open safari vehicle with registered nature guide/photographer, Still water,Breakfast pack & cappuccino, Light lunch with fruit juice, comfy blankets

What to bring: Hat for the Sun & sun screen, Comfortable shoes, Waterproof & warm Jacket, Cameras & lenses, personal items

Excludes: Conservation fee, any other snacks or soft drinks, Personal expenses, Curios and gratuity   

Price:  R1 950 per person sharing

Max: 6 photographers     

Pick up times:

Oct-March: 05:15 - 18:00                                  April-Sept:  05:45 - 18:00

Free pick up in Phalaborwa town.  

4 DAYS DOES IT ALL

One Day Comprehensive Photographic Tutorial     

One Day Adobe Lightroom Digital workflow

One Day Adobe Lightroom Developing skills 

One Full day practical wildlife safari day in Kruger       

** Development of images, Receive 3 Books and  all the Key words of animals and birds and 50 Lightroom presets   

Includes: Bean bag for use, Open safari vehicle with registered nature guide/photographer, Still water,Breakfast pack & cappuccino, Light lunch with fruit juice, comfy blankets

What to bring: 

For Classes: Notepad & pen, Cameras & lenses,Laptop or PC on both Lightroom days

For Photo Safari Day: Hat for the Sun & sun screen, Comfortable shoes, Waterproof & warm Jacket, Cameras & lenses, personal items,

Excludes: Conservation fee, any other snacks or soft drinks, Personal expenses, Curios and gratuity   

Price:  R6 800 per person sharing                   Max: 6 photographers     

Pick up times for safari:

Oct-March: 05:15 - 18:00                                  April-Sept:  05:45 - 18:00

Free pick up in Phalaborwa town.  

ADOBE LIGHTROOM MODULE 1: BEGINNER COURSE - DIGITAL WORKFLOW

Introduction into Lightroom

Lightroom Library Modules

Importing and Organizing Images

Sorting basic Workflow

Keyboard Shortcuts and functions

Including:  Distilled water, Coffee, muffins or Rusks, Lightroom manual Module 1, Full set of keywords on all mammals and birds

What to bring: Your Laptop or PC, External drive, Photos to import from you card or camera, camera & lens, Note pad & pen 

Price:
  R1 400.00 per student / 6-7 HOURS


ADOBE LIGHTROOM MODULE 2: ADVANCED COURSE - DEVELOPING SKILLS

Introduction into the Develop Module 

Basic and Advance editing

Photo fixing tools

Selective adjustments

Special and creative effects Print and publish

Including:  Distilled water, Coffee, muffins or Rusks, Lightroom manual Module 2, Set of 50 Lightroom presets

What to bring: Your Laptop or PC, External drive, Photos to import from you card or camera, camera & lens, Note pad & pen

 Price: R1 400.00 per student / 6-7 HOURS

UMGEDE HIDE                                             (FULL DAY FROM 06:00 - 18:00)

The perfect set up for low angle photography to get that very unique shot! The hide is luxuriously laid out with fridge, kettle, power points, a coach to take an afternoon nap, comfortable swing chairs and wi-fi.

It's a full day of wildlife and bird photography in sunken  hide with wildlife photographer to assist  from 6:00 till 18h00. Pick up is at 05 am with an open safari vehicle from where we will travel to Umgede hide through Balule Nature Reserve.

Transport via open safari vehicle from Phalaborwa

Pick up time:  05:0O & RETURN: 18:00

What to bring:  Cameras & lenses, Wide angle lenses if you have, Warm jacket, Own food and drinks for the day, Personal items

Price:  R5 800 for 4 photographers sharing   

awe moments

it is all about light

One of the most captivating moments is sunrise and sunset. Best hours  to practice the use of light, ISO, Aperture and Shutterspeed to get that perfect exposure!