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Kapama photographic workshops

Taking photos during Kapama photographic workshop

Kapama Private Game Reserve is delighted to host world-class photographic training by a leading South African wildlife photographer - hands-on in the African bush.

Kapama Private Game Reserve is offering this three-night photographic workshop package at its four diverse luxurious safari lodges. Hosted by professional wildlife photographer Albie Venter, the workshop is aimed at beginner and intermediate photographers. It also aims to bring together like-minded people who enjoy both nature and photography. During the workshop, you will learn everything from operating a camera to how to compose and spot evocative photographs. You will also be able to put your newly acquired knowledge into action, and hone your skills during private game drives through the bush.

Whether you have never picked up a camera before or just want to learn to use the one you have better, the emphasis of the weekend is on learning both the technical and artistic sides of photography in a relaxing natural environment. All appropriate genres of photography will be discussed, and the theoretical aspects will be taught during two sessions hosted in the lodge conference room. The six game drives during the weekend are aimed at putting knowledge into practice, with guidance from the professional photographer on your vehicle. Groups are kept small to ensure personal attention. A maximum of six people are accommodated on the game drive vehicle, to ensure all participants have ‘window’ seats.

This photographic can be customised for any number of days. Kapama is happy to quote on and accommodate specific guest requirements.

Photographic workshop details

  • Capacity: 6 people
  • Activities: Two classroom theory training sessions, and six hands-on game drives
  • Feedback: Images taken during the weekend will be critiqued by the professional photographers
  • Experience: All levels - group sizes are small enough to provide individual attention
  • Equipment: Bring along a digital SLR camera, a 200 mm lens, a wide-angle lens, a tripod, a flash and remote release if you have, as well as a laptop. However, any necessary equipment can also be rented for the duration of the course. See details below.
  • Course includes: Hard-copy notes and a CD of the notes, images and presentations, full board and lodging and game drives.
  • Other: Private game viewing vehicles are allocated to host six photographers and one professional photographer guide per vehicle. Non-photographer partners are welcome to accompany game drives. Participants may be asked to rotate seats in the vehicles, taking it in turns to sit in the more popular front seats and the less popular rear seats. This requirement applies to everyone.

The cost of a photographic workshop package:


Buffalo Camp
TENT

Southern Camp
LUXURY SUITE

River Lodge
STANDARD SUITE

Karula Lodge
SUPERIOR SUITE

2pax - R45 150 2pax - R56 550 2pax - R40 950 2pax - R67 950
4pax - R72 150 4pax - R94 950 4pax - R63 750 4pax - R117 750
6pax - R99 150 6pax - R133 350 6pax - R90 400 6pax - R167 550
Drinks included: All local beverages during sundowners Drinks included: All local beverages during sundowners Drinks included: Soft drinks and water during sundowners Drinks included: All local beverages

Buffalo Camp
TENT

2pax - R45 150
4pax - R72 150
6pax - R99 150
Drinks included: All local beverages during sundowners

Southern Camp
LUXURY SUITE

2pax - R56 550
4pax - R94 950
6pax - R133 350
Drinks included: All local beverages during sundowners

River Lodge
STANDARD SUITE

2pax - R40 950
4pax - R63 750
6pax - R90 400
Drinks included: Soft drinks and water during sundowners

Karula Lodge
SUPERIOR SUITE

2pax - R67 950
4pax - R117 750
6pax - R167 550
Drinks included: All local beverages

Photographic workshop itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive at the lodge of your choice in Kapama Private Game Reserve
  • Check-in and orientation
  • Afternoon game drive
  • Dinner

Day 2

  • Morning game drive
  • Breakfast
  • Photo workshop
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon game drive
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • Morning game drive
  • Breakfast
  • Photo workshop
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon game drive
  • Dinner

Day 4

  • Morning game drive
  • Breakfast
  • Check-out and goodbyes

Costs include

  • Three nights luxury accommodation at a lodge of your choice in Kapama Private Game Reserve
  • Private vehicle
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Photographic tuition, notes and other training material
  • Teas and coffees
  • Daily game drives

Not included

  • Travel to and from the workshop at Kapama Private Game Reserve
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks not specified
  • Gratuities to the driver, guide and lodge staff
  • All expenses of a personal nature

Camera and lens rental

Don't have all the equipment you need? The latest camera models and lenses are available for hire at Kapama. Contact us for further information regarding your requirements and hire costs.

How to book

Please email: res@kapama.co.za to receive a booking form for completion.

About your photographic workshop hosts

Albie Venter
As the official photographic workshop host for Kapama Private Game Reserve, Albie has photographed and published work that has been contributed to various premium publications and is well known for pushing the boundaries of photography to create explosive images.

Albie Venter co-founded Africa Unlocked in 2009 hosting guests on exclusive safaris throughout Southern and East Africa, visiting highly reputable wildlife destinations.


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