Wildlife Conservation Photography Workshop, Zimbabwe

Improve your photography skills, learn about threats to African wildlife, and frame conservation stories through your lens

Join us for a week-long wildlife photography workshop focused on conservation storytelling. Based in a gorgeous small game reserve in the heart of Zimbabwe, you’ll spend a week surrounded by wildlife; some wild and some rescued, but all roaming free. You’ll be guided by a conservationist and professional wildlife photographer, who will help you sharpen your photography skills, inform you about wildlife conservation issues in the area, and discuss the role photography can play in raising awareness of these issues. You’ll enjoy a combination of game drives and walking safaris, and you can expect to photograph a wealth of wildlife, including elephants, cheetah, and rhino.

This conservation photography workshop has regular start dates, and there are options of combining it with some of our other photography programs in Africa.

QUICK FACTS
Cape Town, South Africa
Environmental NGO
Facilitation, Research, Reporting, Monitoring, Education, Tree planting
8 Weeks
Varies
DESTINATION: IMIRE GAME RESERVE

This workshop is based at Imire, a small family run game reserve with great wildlife to photograph, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, crocodiles – and a wealth of antelope (including sable, eland and kudu) and bird species. As there are no large predators, the reserve lends itself perfectly for walking safaris, which will give you some interesting and unique photographic angles.

From its creation in the 1970s, the reserve has been a pioneer in wildlife conservation. It’s currently home to a number of conservation initiatives, including wildlife research programs, anti-poaching initiatives, and rescue and release projects of cheetahs and rhinos.

WORKSHOP & REQUIREMENTS
Throughout the week, you’ll receive tutoring by a professional photographer with a background in zoology and conservation. On a photographic level, you can expect to improve your creative and technical skills, as elements like exposure, composition, and editing will be discussed in both theoretical and practical settings. Since you’ll be in a small group, the tutoring will be quite tailored to your needs, and you’ll be able to work at your own level and set towards personal goals.
Furthermore, you’ll be introduced to the threats to wildlife in Zimbabwe, and some solutions for these issues. You’ll also find out the rescue stories of some of the animals you’ll be photographing, and you’ll explore ways to tell these stories in an effective way through your images.
This conservation photography workshop is a wonderful opportunity for anyone keen to explore the fields of wildlife photography, and particularly conservation photography. The workshop is open to anyone, but it will help if you have;
  • A good DSRL or mirrorless camera
  • At least a basic understanding of technical camera use and photo editing
  • A strong interest in wildlife and wildlife conservation, and a keen willingness to learn more
WHERE YOU’LL STAY

During this workshop, you’ll stay in a comfortable lodge within the reserve, in traditional African thatched rondavels. You’ll share a twin, en-suite room with one other person. (Depending on the group size of the workshops, single rooms might be available at an additional rate.) There is a communal lounge and dining area, where three home-cooked meals will be served to you each day.

DATES & RATES

2022: 7-14 November
2023:
12–19 June & 4–11 September

What you’ll pay (2022/2023 rates)

Workshop week GBP  1,950

What you are paying for:
  • Accommodation (shared room)
  • Three meals a day
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure day
  • Game drives
  • Conservation fees
  • Photography tuition
  • Troubleshooting and support on the ground if needed
Excludes:
  • Flights
  • Visa, medical and travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities
  • Transfers outside of specified times
QUICK FACTS
Imire Game Reserve, Zimbabwe
Wildlife Photography
Photography, conservation, storytelling 
7-14 Nov 2022, 12-19 Jun 2023/ 4-11 Sept 2023
GBP 1,950
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WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Have close encounters with African wildlife, such as elephants, zebras, giraffes, and cheetahs
  • Improve your photography skills through personal tutoring by a professional wildlife photographer
  • Learn about conservation issues in the area, and hear about various conservation initiatives happening at the game reserve
  • Explore conservation photography techniques
  • Spend a week living within a stunning game reserve
WORKSHOP WEEK GBP 1,950

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APPLYING
How to apply?

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

  1. Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) and if you don’t have an online website/portfolio, please send a selection of 10 images to info@rootsinterns.com.
  2. We’ll contact to go through your application or ask any questions before contacting discussing your application with the host.
  3. If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll offer you the placement.
  4. If everyone’s happy, and you are indeed keen to join, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, get started with a booking process, and we’ll give you all the information you need to prepare for your upcoming adventure.
  5. Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this workshop first, just fill in the contact form on the right. We’ll be happy to assist!

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