KRUGER WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 2018


7 NIGHTS $3,999pp (AUD) | max 6 rooms | 8-15th April 2018

If you’ve been following the travel blog you would know that last December (2016) we spent a week exploring Kruger National Park in South Africa. We knew it was going to be spectacular but what we didn’t expect was that it would inspire us to immediately re-book for 2018; this time taking an exclusive group of photographers looking to hone their wildlife photography skills. Kruger National Park is the biggest game reserve in South Africa and is home to thousands of different species of animals ranging from the small and exotic to the giant and majestic. On our recent trip we were greeted by countless elephants, rhinos, lions, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, painted dogs, hyenas, countless bird species and so much more! I can’t wait to get back there with you!

For those who have not been on a workshop with me before you might be wondering “why Matt Krumins Photography?”. I pride myself on putting fun and adventure first and not letting the technical-jargon side of photography get in the way. I teach with fun analogies, beam with enthusiasm and put your comfort, learning and safety above all else. If you are after a heavy and serious workshop this probably isn’t for you, but if you want to walk away from an amazing holiday in South Africa inspired, rejuvenated and excited about your photography then read on…

6 full days of workshop

Daily workshops covering everything from settings to composition and image editing!

The perfect learning environment

Needles lodge is all ours giving us an intimate and comfortable environment to perfect your skills!

Expert private safari guides!

On our trip to Kruger in Dec 2016 we pre-booked the best guides for our 2018 trip!

Simplified approach

Not only can these guides spot a leopard from hundreds of meters away but they are behavioural experts giving us the best photographic opportunities!

Flexible travel options!

Stay longer, arrive early, explore the country with no fixed travel arrangements

Don't be locked in

Workshop package excludes flights and transfers so you can customise your trip to fit around the workshop!

Where are we going? Kruger National Park – Crocodile Bridge Gate

Our Accomodation
Our workshop is being hosted at the 4.5 start rated Neeldes Lodge, just 20 mintues from the Kruger gates within Marloth Park, a private game reserve. All breakfasts and dinners are inclued in the package and let me tell you, the three-course meals at Needles are nothing short of mind-melting. With only 7 rooms, Needles Lodge is the perfect setting for our workshop with a range of wildlife visiting the communal decking at sundown. Picture yourself flicking through the images from your days photography with a glass of wine watching the zebras and kudu at the waterhole off the deck just meters in front of you. As an added bonus Needles is situated right near the Kruger fence-line giving you the opportunity to walk down to Crocodile River in the evening and safely view the park by foot (this is where we met face to face with a giant bull elephant!).

About our safaris
Our safari guide, Dylan from My Africa Safaris is an absolute expert in the wildlife around Kruger having spent the past 10 years running private tours. From his ability to interpret a bird’s behaviour to predict the location of big cats to his impeccable animal knowledge and appreciation for photography he is the perfect fit to not only find our animals but provide the perfect viewing angle to capture beautiful photos. Our safari days kick off at 5:00am to catch the early light and animal activity, delivering us back to Needles at approximately 4pm each day. We were simply amazed at the proximity and diversity of the animal encounters with every day uncovering something different and unique. To break up our safari days we have organised a landscape day-trip in the surrounding mountains. Check out the itinerary below for full details of our safari and workshops.

Trip dates
We have chosen April 8th-15th 2018 for our workshop as it is a prime pick between warm comfortable weather as well as the shoulder of the greener wet season which helps to keep our photos looking colourful and vibrant.

What is included?
-7 nights accommodation at Needles Lodge
-Breakfast & Dinner daily
-3 full day safaris and one 1/2 day safari (Private safari truck)
– landscapes day trip
-All workshops as detailed in itinerary

What isn’t included?
-Flights to Johnanasberg (giving you full trip-flexibility)
-Transfers to Needles Lodge (workshop commences from the lodge)
-Lunch (approx $10-12 per day)
-Drinks

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Workshop Location


Needles Lodge is in the bush setting of Marloth Park, just 20 minutes away from the Crocodile Bridge gate in Kruger.

Itinerary


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    Sunday 8th April

    Arrive in the afternoon at Needles Lodge, get settled, relax with a wine on the deck and meet the team

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    Monday 9th April

    Morning Photography workshop followed by afternoon sundowner safari drive along Crocodile River

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    Tuesday 10th April

    Full day safari (5am – 4pm) with Matt on hand to help put your skills into action! Evening Lightroom Workshop & image review

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    Wednesday 11th April

    Full day safari (5am – 4pm) with Matt on hand to help put your skills into action! Evening image review & feedback session

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    Thursday 12th April

    Day trip to the surrounding mountains for some landscape photography then an evening image review & feedback session.

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    Friday 13th April

    Half day safari into Kruger with an afternoon to relax, revive and get some one-on-one photography tuition

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    Saturday 14th April

    Full day safari (5am – 4pm) with Matt on hand to help put your skills into action! Celebration drinks and awards night!

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    Sunday 15th April

    Workshop concludes with breakfast and 10am checkout

FAQs

With the right knowledge and techniques, any camera is capable of capturing beautiful images however for Kruger I would recommend a camera with a good zoom range and access to manual settings so as I can help you grow your skills. An interchangeable lens camera (dSLR or Mirroless) is perfect for this workshop when accompanies by a zoom lens. Give me a call to chat if you have questions about your gear!
So what is included?
Our workshop kicks off and concludes at Needles Lodge where all accommodation, breakfast’s and dinners are included. They have immaculate food and very comfortable rooms with communal dining on the large decking area. The workshop includes all safaris, park entrance fees as well as a day trip to photograph the incredible landscapes in the area. All safaris and day trips will include photography tuition as we go to ensure you get the best results and can translate your theory sessions into practical shooting. Each evening we will have optional image editing sessions as well as a formal workshop in Lightroom editing for wildlife.

What isn’t included?
If you are traveling across the globe you are likely wanting to stay on to visit other locations either before or after the workshop and so flights and transfers to Needles Lodge are not included in our workshop giving you full flexibility to plan your trip. Flights with most airlines will not become available until 12 months prior to departure date, however we have found flying at a similar time this year is approx $1400pp (this is an approximation). There are plenty of transfer options from Johannesburg or Nelspruit however on our recent trip we rented a car for less than $35 per day and had no troubles driving as it is predominantly highway the entire trip. As a rough guide, lunches in Kruger cost around $10pp and drinks at Needles Lodge roughly equated to $15 for a bottle of wine and as little as $2 for a beer.

In photography we never stop learning, so whether you are an enthusiast photographer or or a complete beginner, my small course size will give you plenty of one-on-one attention to ensure new ideas and concepts can be tailored to your experience level!

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Catherine Noone
Catherine Noone
2017-06-24T23:02:16+0000
Matt's technical knowledge, enthusiasm and friendly personality make him a superb teacher. His tours are a great way to learn more about photography while having an enjoyable day out.
Sam Skam Bryden
Sam Skam Bryden
2017-06-24T22:55:27+0000
Matt has an incredible way of explaining things that just makes sense. Friendly, attentive and the follow up support post course is 2nd to none. An incredibly talented guy who has a passion for sharing his knowledge with others. Highly recommended.
Jay Jay
Jay Jay
2017-06-23T02:31:46+0000
Matt's seascape course is an absolute necessity to anyone who wants to learn how to use filters on their camera. Just the right amount of theroy to understand what you will need which doesn't drag out so you can do what you love. Matt takes you through all the great ideas you will need for good composition and also takes you through all the settings within you camera to get that shot you are looking for. I highly recommend this course and I could imagine all his other courses will be run in this same professional but relaxed manner.. Thanks Matt for the great day out.
Paul Gavin
Paul Gavin
2017-06-18T09:57:59+0000
Had my first 1-on-1 with Matt to kickstart my learning with the new camera. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Matt had listened to the kind of photos I took and what I found interesting, in order to design a few hours that would be most beneficial. I have much to practice and remember... will definitely be a repeat customer
Wally Lyons
Wally Lyons
2017-06-15T10:39:59+0000
Thanks Matt For a fantastic morning out at your Melbourne Zoo Workshop this week Wednesday the 14/6/17, all of your help not only with my camera settings but also on how to place your subject in the frame and to use the foreground to fill the shot was great. The photos came out great. Looking forward to another workshop with you in the future and just to let you know I purchased the Zoo membership. Many thanks Wally Lyons.
Christine van Schie
Christine van Schie
2017-06-14T20:56:36+0000
My first workshop about photography ever! Matt's teaching is very easy to understand. We had the worksop at the Melbourne Zoo and my photos where instantly so much better. Looking forward to the next workshop. It was a great day. 🍀
Mandy McKernan
Mandy McKernan
2017-06-14T07:39:26+0000
Attended Matts Zoo photography workshop today, what a great learning experience. Matt managed to make some of the complex setting with camera settings seem so simple, helping to produce great photos. I will be looking out for more of Matts workshops to get the most from my photography. Thanks Matt
Melissa Goodman
Melissa Goodman
2017-06-12T10:13:31+0000
Nick Gerling
Nick Gerling
2017-06-05T09:02:07+0000
I attended Matt's Zoo workshop on the weekend with the course being a present from my wife. I have attended a few different courses now with different teachers, but Matt's session was the best so far. His ability to breakdown complex camera settings into layman terms was fantastic and made things easy to understand. The hints and tips he shared will not only serve me well in a safari game park but in my backyard as well! Can't wait to attend the Melbourne by Night course later this week!
Natasha Faulkner
Natasha Faulkner
2017-06-04T01:28:25+0000
My husband bought Matts Zoo workshop for my 30th after saying I wanted to learn to use my camera. Matts workshop was amazing! I left feeling quite impressed with my new set of skills. Will definitely be signing up to more in the future!
George Chisholm
George Chisholm
2017-06-03T09:18:50+0000
Legend. Amazing camer and photography knowledge. You'll learn a lot.
Jess Brew
Jess Brew
2017-06-03T08:37:36+0000
Gillian Brew
Gillian Brew
2017-06-03T02:12:28+0000
Lex Rudd
Lex Rudd
2017-05-19T00:39:40+0000
Hi Matt, Love your Street and Travel Photography on May 17th. Your approach was both fun and educational. I particularly enjoyed your creative suggestions - use of reflections and looking at scenes from new angles / perspectives. Will certainly see you again soon on another workshop Cheers Lex
Carlos Português Vieira
Carlos Português Vieira
2017-05-18T11:05:26+0000
In only a matter of hours I finally understood what was previously gibberish to me, thank you for making everything easy to understand and for sharing your knowledge. The skills you have set me up with will go a long way!
Rosa Genzano
Rosa Genzano
2017-05-17T10:49:58+0000
The Travel and Street Photography with Matt was such a great experience! Despite it was a grey rainy day, Matt made it colorful and interesting!! I learnt a lot about my camera and my surroundings and I want to learn more and more!! Matt.you have been fantastic conducting the workshop and explaining in a way everyone can understand! Thank you!
Cristian Guerreschi
Cristian Guerreschi
2017-05-14T07:58:27+0000
What jumped onboard in the adventure of our wedding in a Hot air Baloon! The time was short, the space was tight, but his eye and sensibility allowed us to have beautyfull and unique pictures that will remind us forever this special day. Thanks Matt!
Anthony Poon
Anthony Poon
2017-05-06T23:06:15+0000
Just about to go to Africa for safari and I want to ramp up my basic photography technique so did a morning at Melbourne Zoo with Matt. He was fantastic helping me with my new lenses (especially the monster zoom). His knowledge of all makes of camera is amazing and he gave my mind much food for thought for creativity. A must for all levels of photography!!!!
Tracy Cooksey
Tracy Cooksey
2017-05-01T11:54:37+0000
My night photography class was brilliant - Matt is so knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. He made it both interesting and fun, even made the rainy weather seem like a bonus 😄
Mick Ashworth
Mick Ashworth
2017-04-30T05:46:58+0000
That's Matt for a very easy going informative lesson and introduction to photography. Recommended
Ana Mioc
Ana Mioc
2017-04-29T11:24:35+0000
I did the Travel and Street photography coarse today and couldn't be happier with everything I learnt. The way Matt explained everything made it seem so simple yet very effective - no amount of reading or studying has been as effective as what i walked away with after today. I highly recommend this coarse and look forward to doing my next one.
Pam Kreuger
Pam Kreuger
2017-04-29T05:45:16+0000
Great morning at the Zoo, it was very informative, got lots of tips and tricks. This is the 3rd workshop I've done with Matt, it was great.
Hadi Kerbaj
Hadi Kerbaj
2017-04-25T05:33:21+0000
great one on one session, Matt is very knowledgeable and easy to learn from
Derek Halliday
Derek Halliday
2017-04-23T04:20:19+0000
I had an excellent one on one day workshop at Melbourne zoo last week with Matt. He is definitely a people person with the photographic skills match. He gave me a bit of theory and lots of practical experience, delving into camera features that I had been too timid to address. Highly recommended as he can tailor the experience to suite your skill levels and make it enjoyable
AJ Amos-McLean
AJ Amos-McLean
2017-04-21T07:58:24+0000