Project Description

Namibia Dunes Best Namibia Photo Workshop

Best Namibia Photography Workshop

Namib has been a desert for 60 to 80 million years, making it the oldest desert on earth. The magnificent red sand dunes run seemingly forever and stretch to the sky. They may not be quite that tall, but a sand dune that is 20 miles long and the height of three football fields is big!
The landscape photographer’s bucket list must include the red sand dunes and petrified forests of Namibia.

The worlds’ tallest sand dunes are in Namibia, and the vivid red colors give the impression that you have left earth! The dunes are simply incredible. The dunes are not the whole story by a long shot. There are rusty shipwrecks, eerie petrified trees, unique wildlife, fascinating people, and one of the planet’s weirdest trees, the Quiver Tree.

This trip was designed to be in the most photogenic locations at the prime time of the year. Like all of our trips, your professional photographer guides will help you find the best spots. We will help you with the settings needed to create a stunning image worthy of this magical country.

We want to send you home with crazy good photography, but with improved photography skills as well.

Join this workshop, and we will create awe-inspiring images while playing in a gigantic sandbox! What could be better than that? Join us today!

  • 12 Nights and 13 Days

  • Small-Group – 8 Clients

  • Local guides, translators, trackers and camp staff

  • Two Professional Photographer Leaders

Namibia deadvlei Namibia Photo Workshop
Quiver Tree Namibia Photo Workshop
DATES

March 19-23, 2023

LOCATION

Windhoek, Namibia

TUITION

$8995 – Double Occupancy

$9995 – Single Occupancy

SUBJECTS

Sand Dunes, Wildlife, Nature, Shipwrecks, People. Milky Way

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You will arrive and be transported to our lodge in Windhoek and enjoy our first meal together in the beautiful surroundings. Note: the easiest way to get to Windhoek is to fly to Johannesburg (South Africa) where the group can meet, and take the same flight to Windhoek together. Details will be included in your preparation guidebook.

Today we travel to the Quiver Tree Forest, and get a chance for some astrophotography while we photograph the Milky Way with the Quiver Trees. We will have the opportunity to be out from sunset to sunrise shooting the iconic milky way and star images over the Quiver trees.

Here is a bit of inspiration.

Quiver Tree Under Milky Way Namibia Workshop

Quiver Tree Under Milky Way Namibia Workshop

We will enjoy one final morning with a visit to the Quiver Tree Forest and Devils Playground. We will be heading west through harsh but beautiful terrain which changes to vast open desert plains to a small town called Aus where you can view and photograph the Feral Horses before heading on to Lüderitz. On the way, we will have our first stop at Kholmanskop. This will give you the first chance to see this town that is being taken over by the sands.

They don’t need a vacuum, they need a shovel!

Ghost Town Namib Desert Namibia Workshop

Ghost Town Namib Desert Namibia Workshop

Today we return to the Ghost Town, Kholmanskop. We will be there at first light, and late in the day to ensure that you had the chance to explore all the buildings under different light. In between our photo sessions we will review your images so I can give you some suggestions on composition and lens choices.

From Luderitz, we travel to  – Sossusvlei where we stay inside the national park for two nights so that we can get access to Deadvlei at dawn to photograph the iconic Camel-Thorn Trees in silhouette again the red dunes. We will also have photo sessions of the surrounding dunes during our time in the beautiful Sossusvlei area. Sossusvlei is the iconic area for the Namibian dune photographs that you always see.

We will depart after one final sunrise photoshoot of the dunes. (optional helicopter flight over the dunes is available) We will head north crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, through the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons via the Namib Gravel Plains to the coast. The Namibian coastline is known as The Skeleton Coast due to the barren areas, shipwrecks, and whale skeletons scattered on the beach. On the 25th we have scheduled a 4×4 Sandwich Harbour Excursion in the sand dunes overlooking the coastline where sand meets the ocean.

Shipwreck Skeleton Coast Namibia Workshop

Shipwreck Skeleton Coast Namibia Workshop

We head towards Palmwag. We head north along the Skeleton Coast, via Henties Bay to visit the Cape Cross seal colony. We also plan to stop at the Lichen Fields as well as the famous shipwreck between the picturesque small town of Henties Bay. From our base in the beautiful lodge at Palmwag, we’ll visit a Himba settlement. The Himba are a nomadic people who let us into their village and share aspects of their culture, giving us ample chances to capture their unique way of life.

Himba Woman Namibia Workshop

Himba Woman Namibia Workshop

Our journey will take us inland today, towards Etosha National Park. In the afternoon you will be treated to your first game drive in the park. We will then return to camp for dinner. The next day we have a full day in the park.

Etosha Oryx Namibia Workshop

Etosha Oryx Namibia Workshop

After an early breakfast we will set off on our journey back to Windhoek, passing through small towns and farming communities, and making a stop at a local market. We’ll be transferred to the Windhoek International Airport (WDH) in time for our onward international flights. Flights can be scheduled for any time after 5:00 PM—if this necessitates an extra night stay, we’d be happy to arrange that for you.

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Inclusions: Airport pickup and drop off at Windhoek, All shared accommodation during your tour. If you will travel alone and require a room to yourself, a single supplement of $1,000 is payable, All breakfasts and dinners are included except the evening meal on days 8 and 9, when you will have your choice from the hotel menu, Snacks, water will be stocked in our vehicles, A professional guide and driver to transport us safely around Namibia for the entire trip and one pro photographers, Admission fees to planned facilities and excursions and Non-commercial photo permit for Ghost Town (sunrise to sunset), Night photography at Quiver Tree Forest Rest Camp (sunset to sunrise), and a full-day 4×4 Sandwich Harbour Excursion in Walvis Bay

Exclusions: Your flight and any other travel costs to Windhoek Airport and back home again after the tour, Any hotels while traveling prior to or following the tour, Beverages at some lodges, and additional items ordered during meals. (details will be supplied), Entrance fees for any unplanned activities for which the opportunity may arise – you would be made aware of any additional costs before engaging in any such activity, The cost of any vaccinations that you require to safely attend this tour

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ON THIS WORKSHOP

The Namibia Photo Workshop offers the photographer a vast diversity of subject matter to photograph. Because of this, you can expect to learn a variety of techniques:
1– Photo stacking both in your camera and in post-processing.
2– How to compose landscape photos to create more impactful images.
3– How to photograph difficult exposure situations.
4– Creating stunning wildlife images that place wildlife in dramatic landscapes.
5– How to create better wildlife portraiture images.
6– Photographing with black and white conversions in mind.
7– We will teach you our five proven tips to take environmental portraits of people that create an impactful connection with your subject matter.
8– We will teach you night sky photography techniques.
9– Before our workshop begins we will teach you our proven method of preparing for your workshop so you will confidently approach every situation we will encounter on our workshop.
10– Top Ten Lightroom editing tips that will make your images better.

It is too early to have reliable information for 2023. Stay tuned.

I’ve been very passively advising my clients to purchase travel insurance for a while, but lately it seems like there have been multiple people having travel issues. Some have lost their deposits and sometimes even the cost of the entire trip!

Based on my client’s experience, I cannot stress more strongly how crucial it is to purchase travel insurance. Like I said before, and here it comes again, there is never a way to predict what is going to happen when you are booking trips months and years into the future.

You can read more about my thoughts about the importance of travel insurance in this blog post.

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Registration Information

This jam packed safari in Nambia costs  $8995 USD – Double Occupancy or $9995 – Single Occupancy.

The deposit for this workshop is $3000.

The balance of the workshop tuition will be due December 19, 2022.

Ready to Go?

If I can say so myself we have an incredible itinerary that checks all of the boxes. We will exercise your photography skills with a wide variety of conditions and subjects. Sign up, you can think me Namibia!

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