Wildlife photography takes time to master and in order to take captivating photos, it is essential to have an intimate understanding of your equipment and your subject, understanding animal behaviour is also key to being ready for a perfect photo opportunity. During the course you will be encouraged to develop your own style and unique vision to share with others.
We start the day with coffee and spend some time outside working on the manual followed by a good breakfast before the 2 hour theory session, lunch, more theory and then the real treat of the day is going out where you will test your new knowledge & skills. You will be welcomed back for dinner by the majestic sounds of lions roaring and an exquisite display of the stars.
Theory, photography essentials, composition, techniques, tips and tricks, photography exercises, basic post processing in LightRoom & practicals will be covered during the course. You'll also enjoy game drives, time at the big cat enclosures, sundowners from the highest area with expansive views and to end it all, a dinner in the cave on our last night.
We will be staying at the LIONSROCK Lodge and the cost of this course is inclusive of your accommodation and meals. Beverages will be for your own cost.
The essential technical theory has been simplified in this course making it easy for everyone to follow and understand. You will also get to know your camera, how it reads the light and all its settings as well as photography techniques to photograph all kinds of subjects. Hopefully you will take this all home with you and bring your passion of photography into your everyday life.
"By the end of your week with me you will see a huge difference in the quality and style of your photos and more than that we will get to experience LIONSROCK," says Mcleod.
Full payment is required to confirm booking. Please email to book your slot.
For more information on the course please mail Kim Mcleod.
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- Comfortable shoes for around the Lodge and good walking boots
- Khaki or neutral coloured clothes (The days are sunny but temperatures do drop in the morning and evenings)
- Raincoat (optional)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Personal medicine
- Mosquito and tick repellent
- Day backpack
- Water bottle
- Charger, adaptor & power bank for your electronic devices. Plug adaptor if needed
- Headlight and torch
- DSLR camera, tripod, binoculars, memory cards
- Laptop, notebook & pen (photography course notes will be downloaded to your PC to avoid printing