Zimbabwe: Up Close and Personal
Wildlife Photography and Conservation Storytelling Workshop
One week of interactive, immersive learning with Award-Winning photographer and naturalist Sam Turley.
Learn how to take and edit stunning wildlife photos with a particular focus on Rhino, Elephant and Cheetah.
Meet the incredible men and women who have dedicated their lives to wildlife conservation and gain a deep understanding of what it takes to protect it.
Immerse yourself in their world and gain fascinating insight into predicting animal behaviour and making sure that you never miss a shot.
It’s obvious that Sam has the expertise and experience in both photography and analyzing animal behavior. Before attending the course, I considered myself an intermediate/advanced photographer, and there was still plenty that this course had to offer that I really benefitted from.
Sam's knowledge and
ability to spot animals was amazing and always prepared the group when they
were nearby, giving us time to set up our equipment and find the best position to
photograph the animals. This course is a chance of a lifetime and
anyone who is able to go on one of Sam’s courses would be crazy not to.
Sam was a patient mentor able to teach something new to photographers of a variety of skill levels and adapt to our needs as the course progressed. With his knowledge of the conservancy and its animals he has something to offer to every level of photographer.
THE WORKSHOP AT A GLANCE
Maximum of 5 people per tour
Duration and Dates
Jun 26 – Jul 3, 2023
11-18 Sep, 2023
Cost per person
Wildlife Photography and Conservation Storytelling
What is included?
Airport transfers to and from Imire
Passport and visa costs (if applicable)
Gratuities and items of a personal nature
Additional drinks and meals at Sable Lodge
Transfers outside of specified times
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
The main objective of this tour is to improve your photography. I have therefore developed a programme which is the perfect combination of lecture style learning, and regular, in the field sessions to help you to hone your skills. We will cover all the basics of wildlife photography including Composition, Light, Creativity, Exposure Triangles and Editing Techniques. In addition to this, I will also share incredible facts about the native wildlife and help you to predict an animal's behaviour.
In addition to the photography, you will also meet the incredible men and women who have dedicated their lives to wildlife conservation and in doing so, gain an in depth understanding of what it takes to run a conservancy.
WHERE WILL I BE BASED?
We will based on Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservancy in Zimbabwe. Imire is a family run, community based wildlife conservancy located about 100kms South-East of Harare, Zimbabwe's capital city. Imire is a truly stunning conservancy whose main focus is the breeding and protection of the critically endangered Black rhino. In addition to this, Imire is home to a plethora of iconic species including White Rhinos, Elephants, Buffalos, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe and much more.
WHEN IS IT AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON EACH TOUR?
There are just two workshops in 2023:
Jun 26 – Jul 3, 2023 and 11-18 Sep, 2023
Each tour has a maximum of 5 people to ensure a lot of 1-on-1 tuition and a much more personal experience.