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Take control of your camera & achieve your photographic goals...

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" - Albert Einstein

Learn all the finer details to becoming a better Wildlife Photographer. Our interactive courses and practical workshops are designed to teach you all functionality of your camera and to achieve the skills and techniques required to get those perfect wildlife photos. We offer a complete range of Wildlife Photography courses and workshops for all camera brands and all levels of photographer.

We also offer a range of image processing courses using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop. Shooting in RAW gives you total control of your image and is the best quality available in your camera. Make sure that the images are processed perfectly everytime to give you the edge over your peers. 

Wildlife Photography Master Class

Our most popular course. Aimed at photographers who need a thorough understanding of their camera along with a need to learn the skills and techniques to take the better wildlife photos. Join us in our classroom or on a 1-1 basis and learn how to use your camera, understand the different elements of composition and what to do in different situations to make sure you get the perfect shot... more

Practical Photography Workshops

Join us in the bush on one of our practical workshops. We have secured two awesome lodges in the Black Rhino Private Game Reserve (Pilanesberg) and the Thornybush Game Reserve (Greater Kruger). Learn all the finer details of Wildlife Photography under the excellent guidance  of professional wildlife photographer Michael Tucker. No more than 6 guests per safari. We'll feed you, keep you hydrated, supply awesome accommodation and show you how to use your camera... more

Photoshop Lightroom Courses 

RAW files need to be processed to get the most out of your photography. We teach you how to use the industry leading software to make image processing an easy and enjoyable experience. We have been processing images for years, and have learnt all the necesarry skills to pass on to our students. Learn the finers details of processing techniques, how to optimise your library, setup collections and much more.

Beginner Photography Courses 

New to photography then this one is for you. We will make sense of the all the buttons, functions, menus and teach you how and when to use them. We will also teach you how to get the most out of your lenses and accesories to make sure you are on track to improve your WIldlife images. This one is for the newbies... more

"Take control of your camera"

A professional Wildlife Photographer teaching you on your photo safari...

About Michael Tucker:

"The talented and award-winning wildlife photographer, Michael Tucker started his love affair with the bush at a very young age. He started taking photos on family holidays and soon fell in love with the art form. Michael started creating images that would soon be published in leading magazines and online media. His second love is passing on his vast knowledge and in 2007 he established Big5Photos.com, a wildlife photography institution used to fuel his passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge about wildlife photography"

Michael has also presented many Wildlife Photography talks and Workshops for various companies at some of the countries leading photographic expos and seminars. Michael has either worked alongside or in partnership with many leading brands and is currently the Wildlife Photography Brand Ambassador for Rapid Studio.  



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Shop 13 Kamogelo Tourism Centre

Ferret Street

Hoedspruit, Limpopo
+27 83 701 0000



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We are a company that specializes in training clients with a passion for wildlife photography. We teach you how to get the most out of your photographic equipment and to have an understanding of the finer details of photography. We also teach you everything you need to know about image processing using Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom.