The Namibia Photographic Experience 2015, led by Ben McRae, is about travelling through Namibia in the hope of taking some pictures. You can be of any level of photographer. This trip is about getting you out there to see the sights and to be in the best locations at the best time of day. This is our goal.
This experience is designed to get you to what I think are the best locations in Namibia. We will be visiting locations that do not appear on any other itinerary and we will hopefully have the chance to photograph the Himba people of northern Namibia. If all goes well we will have an intimate visit with these beautiful people.
We will also visit the best waterholes in Namibia, in the hope that some of Namibia's most famous residents will swing by to make an appearance for us and our lenses, there will also be stops at some majestic Damaraland landscape locations.
We will be limited to a group of 5 photographers. Having a small group of 5 will allow you to move about freely and never have you feeling like you are shooting in a crowd. It allows you to bounce ideas and angles as well as allowing me to provide you with one on one tuition if you would like it.
We will implement various styles of shooting whilst on the road. If you are not already using off camera flash or filters in your photography we will spend as much time as we can on integrating these techniques into your repertoire. If you don't have these accessories, I am more than happy for you to use my equipment, same goes with some of my lenses (Canon). This way you will get an overall photographic experience whilst you
are in Namibia.
There will also be post production seminars on some of our evenings to get your skills up to speed and for you to learn a few new tricks. Everybody has their own way of going about post production, so our techniques and programs may differ, but I will be on hand to show you how I get stuck in to polish my images in Photoshop to achieve the results that I do.
We will also have the chance to have small critique sessions on the images we are shooting, so you will go home with a bag load of new images that are ready for any gallery or home you wish to hang them in.
Namibia Photographic Experience 2015
Where: Namibia When: 9th-22th August 2015 Availability: maximum of 5 people (first in first served) Included: Camping and accommodation as indicated in itinerary; meals as stated; entry fees to Namib Naukluft National Park (Sossusvlei), Himba experience in Epupa, Etosha National Park; all mobile camping equipment except sleeping bag and pillow (we supply ground mattresses but not stretcher beds); transportation in a 10 seater vehicle. Led by: Ben McRae
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.