Walk with Lions

(Full Saturday Excursion)

Join The Photo Academy’s professional instructors on this unique experience and sharpen your wildlife photography skills whilst on foot, in beautiful bushveld as we exploit vantage points not achievable from vehicles.

This exciting day out starts with an early arrival for registration around coffee & rusks and quick equipment and safety briefing before the first morning walk with these beautiful cats.

We spend the rest of the morning reviewing images from the first walk whilst discussing tips and tricks for improvement.

After a scrumptious lunch with refreshments it is time for portrait sessions with the younger cubs after which we break for more refreshments and a review.

At around 16:00 we prepare for the afternoon guided walk with lions as we look for more impactful images with all the information gained throughout the day.

All participants depart at around 17:30, after a great day out!

The excursion fee includes:

  • Entrance
  • Tea, coffee & rusks on arrival
  • Morning walk with lions
  • Non-alcoholic refreshments & lunch
  • Cub interactions
  • Afternoon walk with lions
  • Coaching by a professional photographer

Star Trails with Elephants

(Overnight Excursion)

Spend an amazing evening under the stars as our professional instructor coaches you through the how-to’s of capturing their beauty. This excursion takes place in the Mebula district of Bela-Bela and includes a late afternoon walk with a small herd of elephant as they free-feed in the early evening light.

We spend the evening exploring a variety of lighting and exposure techniques whilst waiting for the best time to attempt to capture star trails and the milky-way.

The excursion fee includes:

    • Entrance
    • A great location
    • Afternoon walk with elephants
    • Coaching by a professional photographer
    • Dinner & refreshments
    • Tea, coffee & rusks on departure

Adventures with Elephants

(Saturday Morning Excursion)

Join The Photo Academy’s expert instructors on this highly educational, up close and personal encounter with a small herd of elephant.

After a very early arrival with tea, coffee and homely rusks our day starts off with a session photographing these magnificent beasts in their natural environment, as they free feed in the early morning light.

This session is followed by a hands-on, informative interaction presented by Adventures with Elephants’ experienced guides.

Once we’ve experienced the interaction, we take a break for refreshments and a review of the morning’s images before another session of freely walking with the herd as they feed in the pristine bushveld.

Before departure, a scrumptious light meal and refreshments is enjoyed along with a review session of the day’s best images.

The excursion fee includes:

  • Entrance
  • Tea, coffee & rusks on arrival
  • Morning walk with elephants
  • Interaction
  • Non-alcoholic refreshments & lunch
  • Afternoon walk with elephants
  • Coaching by a professional photographer

Hot Air Ballooning

(Saturday Morning Excursion)

The Photo Academy brings you this exciting opportunity to experience the majestic Magalies River Valley at sunrise by air to capture amazing images.

We arrive early morning for tea, coffee and homely rusks and start photographing the airfield as balloons are being readied for flight.

After the first group has flown it is our opportunity to hop on board and enjoy the views.

Flights last about an hour or so before we head back to base for a hearty English breakfast.

The excursion fee includes:

  • Entrance
  • Tea, coffee & rusks
  • Flight
  • Champagne
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Coaching by professional photographer

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

(Weekend Excursion)

Join The Photo Academy as we travel to the spectacular Golden Gate Highlands National Park for a weekend of photographing beautiful landscapes and star trails.

This gem of the Free State is specifically chosen for its variety of different landscape photography opportunities as well as the fact that most of the reserve is accessible on foot which is a great advantage.

This three day, two night excursion takes place over a comfortable weekend just 350km from Johannesburg.

Accommodation in the form of comfortable log cabins with en-suite facilities as well as meals and basic refreshments are included in the price.

Our professional instructors will guide you through equipment, planning, tips and tricks of the trade amongst other topics as you set out to achieve breath taking landscape images.

The excursion fee includes:

  • Travel to and from Golden Gate
  • Meals (morning teas, coffees & rusks, mid-morning brunches and dinners)
  • Photographic Activities
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Coaching by a professional instructor

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