Photography Tours & Holidays

Do you have a passion for photography? Or are you keen to learn? We have some fantastic tours and holidays where you can learn from the experts and improve all aspects of your photos. On a photography holiday booked through our website you will get a professional guide who will be able to teach you new technical and creative skills helping you achieve great shots. You will get to travel to some incredible locations, for example on African photography safaris holidays you will get to close to spectacular wildlife in stunning settings. 


 
 

Photography Tours, Safaris, Workshops & Holidays Abroad in 2017 & 2018

Whether you either want to pick up the basics or you would like to go into the wild and photography animals, view our photography trips and holidays today.

Book a Photography Holiday Today!

With One World 365 you can search photography lessons, workshops and holidays in destinations all around the world. Whether you would like to gain work experience or just get to visit new destinations and improve your skills there are tours for all options. There are a range of different photography courses and trips available to join throughout the year, options are open to beginners and more advanced levels. There are lots of photography holidays for singles so don't worry if you are currently planning on going solo, you will also get to meet likeminded people from all over the world. Get inspired and book a trip today.

 

 

Popular Destinations

You can join wildlife photography safaris in places like Africa and South America where you will get to see exotic animals like lions, tigers, elephants or for a different experience you could book a photopgrahy holiday in the UK or Europe where you can explore large cities and rural areas.

 

 

Wildlife Film-Making Courses & Tours Abroad

Travel to exotic Africa and join film-making courses. You can gain experience and get close to exotic wildlife in the bush. On our website you can find companies who offer placements for both students and non-studnets to live, study and participate on film making courses in countries like South Africa. You will be given full training, you will learn how to use equipment and be given lessons and lecturers by seasonal proffesionals. You will soon pick up the basics and be able to create really special videos and memories.

Whatever your experience you are sure to learn a lot on these courses, whilst actually living in a country like South Africa is an amazing experience to get off the beaten track and experience the real bush. These film-making courses and extremely popular and very successful in helping people learn and then have a career in the media / film business. If you love wildlife then you will love these film courses, imagine going into the bush and seeing animals like elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes and more! This is a dream experience.

You will learn a lot of new techniques and styles, it is amazing to actually travel out into the bush in a group. They use a variety of techniques such as hands-on practicals and the use of wildlife films as case studies. Their combined input helps you to experience the many different facets of the wildlife filmmaking industry. All lectures are interactive and encourage lively debates between the students. Don't worry if you don't have any photography / film equipment everything will be provided and this will be very hi-tech.

Some of the film makers who will be teaching you and leading group trips have years of experience in the film industry and there will also be other people there to help including game rangers who will be able to find wildlife and keep you safe in the bush.  Sometimes the most fun can be had when you are driven around wildlife game reserves and the wild in a car or transport van which have been made so you can film on the move. Night trips and early morning trips where you can see sunrise are also recommended. You will get lots of spare time to travel and see more of South Africa, and meet people from all over the world on these courses. If you are interested please view our range of South Africa adventure tours to view trips and set up a placement today.

Courses are not a digital workflow seminar but focuses on maximising limited opportunities with wildlife and will focus on the following themes:

  • Equipment - camera body; lenses; flash; camera support; filter; converters
  • Film - slide film; print or colour negative & digital
  • Techniques - camera support; composition; focus; background & edges; depth of field; modes; shutter speed & aperture; exposure and metering light
  • Understanding light * Working with flash
  • Composition (especially relating to wildlife)
  • Animal behaviour; bush sensativites and ethics

 

Wildlife Photography Holidays in Africa

A Wildlife Photography and Conservation Education project giving participants the opportunity to gain an intimate knowledge and feel for the wildlife of a spectacular South African Game Reserve through photography.

There are combo Wildlife Photography and Conservation Education projects which offers participants the opportunity to gain an intimate knowledge and feel for wildlife through photography.  It is based in the Thanda Private Game Reserve, a stunning reserve of 14,000 hectares set on the fringe of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and home to the Big 5 as well as the rare African wild dog and the cheetah. It is an ecologically diverse area where five different eco-systems join and is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

Course participants will have the opportunity to improve their photography skills, to photograph the area’s outstanding wildlife and to help raise conservation awareness within the local community. Indeed the long-term aim of the project is to raise awareness and help preserve the precious African environment.

The course begins with a comprehensive orientation, followed by an intensive three-day photography course run by a professional photographer, after which a further three weeks will be spent photographing Africa's Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard).  Participants will improve photography skills in the intensive course, will learn how to take the perfect wildlife photograph and how to photograph smaller species of flora and fauna and will benefit from the close guidance of the onsite wildlife photographer and guide for the duration of the course.  There will be numerous picture-taking opportunities of the extensive wildlife on regular game drives.

Participants will also become involved in conservation activities, such as visiting neighbouring reserves and assisting researchers in gathering photographic research. Course members will stay in comfortable twin cabins set in the Game Reserve. There is a large communal thatched building with areas in which to dine and relax or watch the animals and there is also a swimming pool.  Accommodation is staffed with cooks and cleaners. There is a viewing deck for watching the animals visit as night falls. Three meals a day are provided. 

Sample Daily Schedule: 

  • 05:00 Wake up and early morning tea and cereals
  • 05:30 Depart for morning drive and photography
  • 10:00 Cooked breakfast
  • 11:00 Photo review session and workshop (from previous evening and morning drives)
  • 14:00 Lecture and afternoon task preperation
  • 15:30 Tea & afternoon snacks
  • 16:00 Depart for afternoon drive & photography
  • 19:30 Dinner (bush or camp dinners)
  • 20:00 Occasional after dinner photography (e.g. stars)

 

 

Requirements:

The minimum age for most holidays is 18 years unless accomopanied by an adult. Although photographic experience and knowledge is helpful, it is not necessary, as tours cater for all levels of ability - from beginners to professionals. As a good deal of time will be spent editing images, a basic level of computer literacy is required as well as a basic level of fitness for bush walks.

 

 

Equipment

Participants are usually asked to take their own photographic equipment, recommended is a digital SLR camera with 18-55 mm lens, battery charger and an external hard drive with at least 100GB of storage. Tripods and laptops with photo editing software such as Lightroom/Photoshop are highly recommended.

We advise bringing any of the following if you have them as sometimes equipment is not provided:

  • Bean bag
  • Tripods
  • Card reader for YOUR card (with USB port)
  • For film users (lots of film)
  • Lens cleaning / sensor cleaning equipment etc

You will also have to ensure that you have adequate insurance in case of accidental damage or loss of property during your trip.

 

 

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