Internship with Wildlife Photography

South Africa

8 - 12 weeks

5,335 - 6,735 Euro

This 8 to 12 weeks mentorship programme is an amazing opportunity if you dream of sharpening your photography skills, personal development and have an amazing learning experience in the African bush!

WELCOME TO THE INTERNSHIP WITH WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

Steer your passion for photography toward the untouched wilderness of South Africa's Greater Kruger Area in South Africa. Embrace an experience where the rhythm of nature guides your shutter, and every click echoes with a conservation message. Alongside experienced mentors, capture the raw essence of nature while championing vital conservation narratives.

Why Choose this Wildlife Photography Experience?

  • Hands-On Mentorship & Comfortable Accommodation:
    Perfect your wildlife photography skills under seasoned experts against the majestic backdrop of the Greater Kruger Area. Recharge at a serene lodge by the Olifants River, adjacent to the expansive Kruger National Park.
  • Conservation Through Photography:
    Your photographs transcend the realm of art, acting as powerful catalysts for conservation. These images not only raise awareness but also serve as pivotal educational tools for local communities.
  • Comprehensive Learning & Personal Projects:
    Engage in a month of intricate photography workshops, covering a spectrum from wildlife to night scenes, and Adobe Lightroom post-processing. Subsequently, spearhead a mentor-guided project, elevating your photographic prowess.
  • Direct Contribution to Conservation Initiatives:
    Journey through the mesmerizing Greater Kruger Region, utilizing your photography to craft animal identification kits, monitor wildlife well-being, and bolster critical conservation activities.
  • Empower Conservation with Your Skills:
    Your photographic talents don't just document nature's wonders but also fortify conservation campaigns, marketing endeavors, and fundraising pursuits, safeguarding South Africa's ecosystem and wildlife.

Embrace an adventure with Purpose:

For photography enthusiasts eager to fuse their craft with conservation's noble cause, this internship is a beacon. It's not just about refining skills, but also actively contributing to the safeguarding of nature’s treasures.

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QUICK FACTS

GENERAL
  • Up to 7 volunteers, 8-12 weeks, 1 to 2 start dates/month (Sundays). Part of a up to 50-volunteer wildlife research and photography project.
  • Minimum age: 18.
TRAVEL AND TRANSFERS
  • Arrive/depart via Hoedspruit airport (HDS), South Africa, Sundays any time.
  • 1.5-hour road transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to project (return) included in price.
MEALS & MORE
  • Full-board meals, drinking water, coffee, tea are included.
  • Free Wi-Fi available; local SIM/data for purchase at Johannesburg airport or Hoedspruit town.
ADDITIONAL ADVENTURES
  • Weekends are yours to explore: Safari in Kruger Park, panoramic road trips, quad biking, and more.

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Your Activities

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During the initial week of this program, you'll dive into an immersive workshop guided by the skilled professional photographer who will act as your tutor. You'll explore the fundamentals, secrets, and highlights of photography while mastering your camera settings and discovering the essentials for capturing stunning images. Engaging assignments will challenge you to photograph various elements like frames, colors, movement, and portraits, all designed to teach you new techniques and elevate your skills as a photographer. To top it off, you'll learn the art of editing your photos using Adobe Lightroom, ensuring your images truly stand out and captivate viewers. ‍

Engaging Photographic Workshop

This photography workshop offers expert guidance, hands-on assignments, and editing skills to elevate your abilities to create captivating images.

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Throughout the remainder of your time on this project, you'll actively contribute to our broader goals and objectives in the Greater Kruger region, all while continuously refining your photography skills. The aim is to provide you with a genuine understanding of what it means to be a professional photographer, encompassing editing and effective utilization of your photographs. Through various activities detailed in the following sections, the tutor takes pride in guiding you toward creating top-notch images, presenting them with context, and exploring opportunities for exposure. You'll be tasked with completing assignments, and by the end of the four weeks, you'll be amazed by your incredible progress.

Hands-on Volunteering Experience

You will refine your photography skills while contributing to regional wildlife conservation goals and gaining professional expertise.

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Practicing ethical photography when capturing animals in their natural surroundings is vital for any wildlife photographer. The program will teach you about animal behavior, fostering a conservation-focused mindset in your photographic endeavors. By understanding how to photograph responsibly in this setting, you'll make a positive impact on wildlife conservation while creating awe-inspiring images.

Responsible Photography

Learn responsible photography to positively impact wildlife conservation and capture stunning images.

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Embrace macro photography to reveal the mesmerizing, often unnoticed world beneath our feet. As a dedicated photography volunteer, you'll develop a deeper connection with the smaller elements of the wildlife environment and master the art of capturing their extraordinary allure. You'll be amazed by the stunning creatures we frequently ignore, such as dung beetles, dragonflies, and countless others.

Macro Photography

Explore macro photography to uncover the fascinating, often unseen world right under our feet.

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Cross (Close)

Throughout the remainder of your time on this project, you'll actively contribute to our broader goals and objectives in the Greater Kruger region, all while continuously refining your photography skills. The aim is to provide you with a genuine understanding of what it means to be a professional photographer, encompassing editing and effective utilization of your photographs. Through various activities detailed in the following sections, the tutor takes pride in guiding you toward creating top-notch images, presenting them with context, and exploring opportunities for exposure. You'll be tasked with completing assignments, and by the end of the four weeks, you'll be amazed by your incredible progress.

Hands-on Volunteering Experience

You will refine your photography skills while contributing to regional wildlife conservation goals and gaining professional expertise.

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Following an action-packed day of exploration and effort, retreat to the lodge and unwind poolside, catch a movie, or engage in a friendly games night with fellow volunteers. On occasion, guides and staff members host informative presentations, offering you further opportunities to discover the intriguing African landscape and its varied residents, encompassing both wildlife and people. Relish your dinner on the scenic deck, with a comforting fire to set the mood—often followed by marshmallow roasting! You can also enjoy participating in entertaining fundraising events such as trivia and game nights.

Additional Activities

Unwind at the lodge with fellow volunteers and embark on thrilling weekend adventures, exploring nearby attractions and capturing unforgettable moments.

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Activity Overview

Engaging Photographic Workshop

During the initial week of this program, you'll dive into an immersive workshop guided by the skilled professional photographer who will act as your tutor. You'll explore the fundamentals, secrets, and highlights of photography while mastering your camera settings and discovering the essentials for capturing stunning images. Engaging assignments will challenge you to photograph various elements like frames, colors, movement, and portraits, all designed to teach you new techniques and elevate your skills as a photographer. To top it off, you'll learn the art of editing your photos using Adobe Lightroom, ensuring your images truly stand out and captivate viewers.

Macro Photography

Embrace macro photography to reveal the mesmerizing, often unnoticed world beneath our feet. As a dedicated photography volunteer, you'll develop a deeper connection with the smaller elements of the wildlife environment and master the art of capturing their extraordinary allure. You'll be amazed by the stunning creatures we frequently ignore, such as dung beetles, dragonflies, and countless others.

Responsible Photography

Practicing ethical photography when capturing animals in their natural surroundings is vital for any wildlife photographer. The program will teach you about animal behavior, fostering a conservation-focused mindset in your photographic endeavors. By understanding how to photograph responsibly in this setting, you'll make a positive impact on wildlife conservation while creating awe-inspiring images.

Hands-on Volunteering Experience

Throughout the remainder of your time on this project, you'll actively contribute to our broader goals and objectives in the Greater Kruger region, all while continuously refining your photography skills. The aim is to provide you with a genuine understanding of what it means to be a professional photographer, encompassing editing and effective utilization of your photographs. Through various activities detailed in the following sections, the tutor takes pride in guiding you toward creating top-notch images, presenting them with context, and exploring opportunities for exposure. You'll be tasked with completing assignments, and by the end of the four weeks, you'll be amazed by your incredible progress.

Contributing to Wildlife Conservation

As an active participant in the project's research initiatives, your photography will aid in collecting crucial animal identification data. Through taking sharp, detailed images of wildlife during game drives, you'll support the research team in recognizing individual animals, enabling them to monitor their health, movements, and behavior. Your photographs will be invaluable for updating identification databases that shape conservation-driven decisions in reserve management.

Additional Activities

Following an action-packed day of exploration and effort, retreat to the lodge and unwind poolside, catch a movie, or engage in a friendly games night with fellow volunteers. On occasion, guides and staff members host informative presentations, offering you further opportunities to discover the intriguing African landscape and its varied residents, encompassing both wildlife and people. Relish your dinner on the scenic deck, with a comforting fire to set the mood—often followed by marshmallow roasting! You can also enjoy participating in entertaining fundraising events such as trivia and game nights.

Volunteers on a game drive at Shamwari Conservation Experience in Port Elizabeth.
Volunteers doing plant research at Shamwari Conservation Experience in South Africa.
Wildlife volunteers doing telemetry search in South Africa.
Lion roaring at Born Free Foundation in South Africa.
Wildlife volunteers at the vet clinic at Shamwari Conservation Experience in South Africa.
Group photo of Volunteer at Shamwari Conservation Experience in South Africa.

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WHY we love it

Enhance your photography skills and take the next step with personalised guidance and mentorship from a professional wildlife photographer.

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Refine and elevate your camera skills and photography knowledge, with a particular focus on wildlife, landscape, and night photography.

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Discover how your newfound photography skills and images can make a significant difference through conservation support, marketing, and fundraising efforts.

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Immerse yourself in the wonders of the African bush and partake in unforgettable experiences like night drives and overnight stays in a Big 5reserve.

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Internship with Wildlife Photography

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