Photographic Workshop Northbound/Southbound 2018

Routing: Maun to Kasane OR Kasane to Maun

Access: Kasane from Vic Falls or Livingstone or Maun

Letaka Safaris Photographic Workshop Safaris with James Gifford:

The unique aspect of having a professional photographer with many years of experience photographing Botswana, along with a guide who understands the importance of lighting and being in the right position is what sets this trip apart from many others. Whether you are a keen beginner with their first DSLR or an experienced photographer looking to take your images to the next stage, you need not worry about the workshop being pitched at the wrong level.  All seats in the vehicle are window seats, but we will tend to switch seats regularly to allow everyone to take advantage of different perspectives.

These safaris focus on teaching guests how to get the most out of their camera in order to get the right shot.

A bit about James….

Award winning photographer, James Gifford has always been an avid traveller. It was the continent of Africa and its wildlife that first captivated him from an early age, beckoning repeatedly until it could eventually be called home. He has now spent the last decade living in Botswana on the edge of the world-famous Okavango Delta, photographing wildlife for editorial features, running specialist photographic safaris and conducting commercial photographic and video shoots for luxury safari lodges.


In 2016 James won the wildlife photograph of the year award in Nature’s Best Photography Africa competition, in addition to being a finalist in the Big Picture Natural World competition. His work has been published in numerous magazines including Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Geographical, Travel Africa and The Times. In 2010 he wrote and published the popular handbook, Wildlife Photography in Botswana and his images have also featured in a range of other publications from glossy coffee table books to ubiquitous best-selling guide books. He has spent the last two years working on his own large format book, titled Savute: Botswana’s Wildlife Kingdom, which was published in May 2017.

James views photography as a powerful conservational tool – its instantaneous universal appeal and visual simplicity make it the perfect medium to illustrate the complex plight of Africa’s diminishing wildlife and he regularly works in conjunction with a number of local research and community projects.

Whether teaching photography to local children or on safari workshops tailored towards keen photographers, his goal remains the same: to impart as much of his knowledge as possible and open people’s eyes to the power of photography to influence the way we think about the world.

On safari, James’s wealth of wildlife experience will ensure you are perfectly positioned in advance of the action. During the course of the workshop, you will cover all aspects of photography from the technical fundamentals to creative use of shutter speeds and light giving you the tools and the inspiration to capture unique images of the amazingly diverse array of wildlife you are sure to encounter.


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James Gifford

James Gifford was raised in the United Kingdom and worked in The City  before giving up the bright lights of London to work at Jacks Camp in the Makg ...

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