Location: Bavarian National Park, Germany
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy
Photograph some of Europe’s most spectacular wildlife in the natural setting of the Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany. Brown bears, wolves and lynx are the focus of our 4-day wildlife adventure, and you’ll also have an opportunity to capture images of bison, rare wild horses, deer, otters and numerous species of birds of prey. With an inclusive package, which includes flight, transfers and accommodation, we’ve come up with a unique workshop that will ensure you capture once-in-a-lifetime images of some of Europe’s most endangered and enigmatic species.
The spacious wildlife ranges and large aviaries found in the wildlife enclosure of the Bavarian Forest National Park provide us with over 30-species of mountain-forest animals to photograph, within a stunning, natural environment. The population includes grey wolves and brown bears, as well as animals re-introduced to their native habitats, such as Eurasian lynx and black stork. We will also have an opportunity to photograph the endangered European bison, deer, wild boars, and river otters. The selection of birds includes eagle owls, Ural owls and grouse. Over the course of three days in the field, we will enjoy numerous opportunities to capture spectacular images of Europe’s top predators and endangered wildlife in natural forest settings. And, with the help of our top wildlife professional photographer, we’ll ensure you return home with images you’ll be proud of. We’ve also made this adventure easy to enjoy with an inclusive package that includes your flights, transfers and accommodation. In all, four days of truly spectacular wildlife photography adventure.
The learning experience of a Tatra Photography workshop is not confined to guidance and tuition you will receive in the field, a tutorial is presented to help develop your camera and wildlife photography skills. The tutorials cover a variety of topics, for example, to enhance your camera skills they provide in-depth explanations of key camera functions, such as understanding TTL metering, achieving accurate exposures, configuring autofocus settings for wildlife photography, plus showing you how to use of depth-of-field and shutter speed creatively. To broaden your craft of wildlife photography the tutorials will help you to expand your vision of a subject, by teaching you how to appreciate the qualities of light, and guide you in the art of composition. The workshop tutor will also provide constructive feedback on your pictures during the course of the workshop, to compliment their input from the tutorials.
Your tour leader and photographic tutor will be with you throughout the trip in order to help you make the most of your passion for the photography of wildlife. He has a wealth of knowledge to share, and will be on hand at all times in the field to offer guidance in a relaxed and informal manner. To expand on the field based instruction your tutor will also provide further teaching by way of group tutorials held during breaks between game drives and on some evenings. In these sessions he will discuss the creative processes behind recording thrilling and memorable images of African wildlife, as well as provide inspiration for new ideas and photographic techniques for you to try.
Feedback on your pictures is crucially important to help you expand and refine your wildlife photography skills. Our tutors are keen to provide this at any time during the trip, whether on a one-to-one basis, or during the tutorial sessions. You will also be encouraged to seek instruction and ask questions to ensure you learn and gain the most from the photographic opportunities. In short your tutor will help you acquire the photographs you have come to capture!
Your tutor for this workshop is Kaleel Zibe.
Based in the UK and a pro since 2008, Kaleel has won awards for both his wildlife photography and sports filmmaking.
He’s worked with a wide range of clients including the BBC, RSPB and Montane as well as writing several illustrated articles in various photography magazines, including Wild Planet Photo and Bird Watching. He published “Wildlife of the Farne Islands”, an extensive photography and guide book that documents the islands’ natural beauty in a stunning way. RSPB Images and NHPA represent his images on their libraries.
Kaleel also leads photography safaris in Africa and is passionate about creating incredible photographic opportunities for his participants.
Alan Hewitt is a professional wildlife photographer and widely published author from the county of Northumberland in the United Kingdom. His photographic and written editorial work has featured in many leading national and international photographic and wildlife magazines.
Alan is represented internationally by Robert Harding World Imagery and has contributed numerous times to wildlife and photographic issues on BBC radio programmes. Alan’s professional photography career started with extensive work on his local patch, particularly the Farne Islands in Northumberland but his passion for travel and wildlife led him to teaching photography techniques, fieldcraft and natural history in the sprawling Savannah of the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Bushveld of the Greater Kruger in South Africa.
Alan has a relaxing and practical style of tuition, he takes great pleasure in introducing photographers to incredible wildlife and seeing people enjoy the experience and their photographic results.
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