3 Night Wild Studio Photography Workshops
Here at The Luxury Safari Company we are excited to announce that following the successful Great Plains Conservation’s Wild Studio 2016 set-date programmes in Botswana, in 2017 Wild Studio goes completely flexible to dates that suit you.
Ol Donyo Lodge, Chyulu Hills – $2966pp Rack – 3 Nights
Completely flexible dates, subject to availability.
No single supplements or private vehicle costs and includes full tuition from a Wild Studio specialist photographer and the unique Wild Studio workshop.
All inter camp flights also fully included up to the end of March 2017 in Botswana. (Flights extra cost in Kenya)
Conservation levy included at ol Donyo Lodge.
Photographic workshops are available year round from Botwana’s Selinda Camp and Duba Expedition Camp; and Kenya’s Ol Donyo Lodge.
Private Wild Studio tuition is available year round in all Great Plains properties on request.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR EVERYONE
The next step in becoming a Wildlife photographer.
Great Plains Wild Studio is an opportunity for all levels of photographic abilities to become published wildlife photographers.
To explain our unique teaching methods, quite simply we work backwards! On day one we will design the contents page of the portfolio for a book, social media album, printed photos for your dining room wall or for a published calendar to give to your friends.
All we have is a one-page contents page as your destination, which will be the flexible guide for the rest of the workshop. The chapters could be birds in flight, soul of the elephant, zebras in action, the predators of the savannah. We let our creativity go wild. We have designed the courses to accommodate non-photographers also, ideal for couples and families looking for different experiences.
We provide both private tuition and groups as workshops and tailored private tuition in all our camps. The workshops can be as short as three days making them extremely accessible to all travellers visiting different areas of the country.
Professional photographers, who live in either Botswana or Kenya, will guide our photography guests through the technical aspects of photography, and then take them even further by developing meaningful portfolios that we will assist in publishing for them.
Objective Focused Photography
The concept draws on the strategy used by professional and National Geographic photographers. Having a brief allows us to really hone our skills in a focused way rather than scouting the reserves randomly. It will help us produce better images.
Once we know what we would like to create we learn the skills needed to create the vision. We don’t let the camera drive us but learn how it can be used to create our vision.
Your ‘image-capturing device’ can be a smartphone, GoPro, compact right up to the professional cameras. It does not matter as they can all capture an exposure of your subject to tell a story. The most recent Wildlife Photographer of the Year image was taken on a GoPro.
Before you arrive
Choosing the right equipment and knowing what to bring is very important. We can work with your tour operator in assisting with all the right advice. We can also provide you with some hints and tips to get you started before you even leave home.
Raising awareness about conserving our habitats through the medium of photography is at the core of Wild Studio. We look to create storytelling portfolios, which once published, can provide a broader and more fulfilling message. By simply showing your friends and family your new photographic skills and the incredible sights you have seen goes to great lengths in raising awareness to protect our wilderness. We do this by helping you edit your images post trip so they can be developed in to as book digitally or to be printed on paper.
All our vehicles have been modified to provide camera supports and beanbags. Beanbags provide the most universal solution for the majority of our photographers but we can tailor the vehicles around anyone’s requirements including gimbal supports by using additional clamps.
The final product of the workshop will be to take home a fully edited portfolio ready for publishing, ultimately in an iBook for you to print yourself at home.
FACIAL RECOGNITION RESEARCH PROJECT
We are working with the University of Surrey – UK, on a groundbreaking wildlife monitoring facial recognition project. All our photographers will be able to participate in this by gathering data whilst out in the field.
We provide the setting for some of the most iconic places to photographic on the planet. The Maasai Mara, coupled with Hemmingway’s famous Green Hills of Africa in the Kenyan Chyulus, with breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro and the mystical and pristine Okavango Delta with the hidden gem the Selinda Reserve in Botswana.
Diversity is key in providing a varied and interesting portfolio. We look to spend time with a wide range of wildlife rather then focusing on just key species, and our habitats provide that opportunity.
Contact The Luxury Safari Company for enquiries, more information and to book.