"Pilanesberg King" - Canon 7DmkII with EF 300 f/2.8 L IS II USM

f/2.8, 1/2000 sec, ISO 400, 300mm - Photographed in the Black Rhino Game Reserve

Photographic Safaris

Black Rhino Private Game Reserve - Pilanesberg National Park

Join us on an exciting Wildlife Photographic Safari in the Black Rhino Private Game Reserve. The entire trip is focussed on learning the finer details of wildlife photography. It is an amazing opportunity for photographers who would like the opportunity to photograph wildlife in their natural habitat and learn all the features of their equipment. You will also have the opportunity to photograph some species at more favourable angles as we will spend quality time at the sightings. Between drives there will be some theoretical tuition to make sure you understand all the features of you camera along with compositional elements to make sure you get better photographs. We will also take time learning how to get the best out of your landscape images along with (weather permitting) understanding night time photography including star shots and trails. We have managed to secure an upmarket lodge in the Black Rhino Private Game Reserve. Phirima Black Rhino Lodge is where we will be staying. 

 

Available Dates - 31 July - 2 August, 2018 (3 nights). All other workshops for 2018 are sold out. 

 

Cost: R7500 per person sharing

 

Safari Summary:

 

  • Run exclusively for small groups of no more than 6 people
  • Hosted by professional wildlife photographer, Michael Tucker
  • Develop your wildlife photography skills and techniques with on the spot training and tuition
  • Learn how to process your images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Game drives on safari vehicles with a  side of the vehicla guaranteed
  • Brunch and dinner with plenty of snacks between, soft drinks and activities are included
  • Please supply your own alcoholic beverages should you so require

 

What you will learn:

 

  • The finer details of Wildlife Photography
  • Learn all techniques, including detailed understanding of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
  • Understand exposure and what shooting modes to use in different circumstances
  • High key and Low key photography
  • Star photography - Photograph the Milky Way, Star Trails and the Moon (weather permitting)
  • Lightning photography should the weather turn sour
  • The finer details of autofocus modes, autofocus points and techniques
  • Animal behaviour in Wildlife Photography - Making your photos stand out
  • Learn how to process your images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

 

The accommodation:

Phirima Black Rhino Lodge is set within the Black Rhino Private Game Reserve in the greater Pilanesberg. It forms part of the private consession and no general public traverse on the property. The lodge is set in the bushveld and the beautiful garden that attracts some amazing birds… It is the perfect place to launch your search for the Big 5 along with African Wild Dogs and Cheetahs. All of them are well represented in the area with great sightings all year round.

 

The thatched camp with well spaced out rooms and a central entertainment area where meals and sightings are shared around the roaring fire at night looking up at a million stars…

 

Lens & camera rental for the trip:

 

Why not rent that lens you have always had your eye on? Get a 10% discount from the guys at Foto Rental when you mention Big 5 Photos. 

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