Dates & Prices
|Start||End||Cost per p/s||Availability|
|28 October 2020||1 November 2020||ZAR 25000||2||Book|
|1 November 2020||5 November 2020||ZAR 25000||3||Book|
Since 2012 Gerhard has spend more than 500 days in the Nossob and Auob riverbeds. During his time in the Kalahari region he come to know the animals, their behavior, learn to setup his camera and choose the best possible position to get the best images on the day.
Come join Gerhard on this 5 day, 4 night, eight game drive photographic safari and experience the Kalahari on a totally different level.
Coffee and rusks.
Get on Safari Vehicle. (Open Safari vehicle supplied by Tashebube Lodge with qualified field guide as driver)
Leave Tashebube lodge for the morning drive.
Scanning the Nossob and Auob riverbed for animals to photograph while Gerhard will assist you with camera settings, techniques and angles to get the best possible images from the sightings available.
Return to Tashebube lodge.
Tutorials (Gerhard will assist you with photographic tutorials as well as Post Processing techniques in Photoshop)
Resting time in your luxurious room at Tashebube lodge.
Afternoon drive with stop in between at Melkvlei or Auchterlonie for drinks.
Return to Tashebube Lodge.
Relax and have a few cold ones at the bar. Chatting to the rest of the safari members about the days sightings and images taken.
Price: As per person stated on each safari. R750 per day added to prices if single supplement is needed.
Normal daily activity will be:
- 5:00 – Get up.
- 5:20 – Coffee and rusks.
- 5: 40 – Get on Safari Vehicle. (Open Safari vehicle supplied by Tashebube Lodge with qualified field guide as driver)
- 5:45 – Leave Tashebube lodge for the morning drive.
- 5:45 – 10:30 – Scanning the Nossob and Auob riverbed for animals to photograph while Gerhard will assist you with camera settings, techniques and angles to get the best possible images from the sightings available.
- 10:30- Return to Tashebube lodge.
- 11:00 – Brunch.
- 12:00 – 14:00 – Tutorials (Gerhard will assist you with photographic tutorials as well as Post Processing techniques in Photoshop)
- 14:00 – 14:30 – Resting time in your luxurious room at Tashebube lodge.
- 15:00 – 18:00 – Afternoon drive with stop in between at Melkvlei or Auchterlonie for drinks.
- 19:30 – Return to Tashebube Lodge.
- 20:00 – Supper.
- 21:00 – Relax and have a few cold ones at the bar. Chatting to the rest of the safari members about the days sightings and images taken.
Arrival and departing times:
- Arrival time on first day at 12:00 – 14:00. The first drive will start at 15:00.
- Departing time on the fifth day(after 4 nights) at 11:30 after the morning drive and brunch.
Depending on your level of experience Gerhard will assist you with:
- ISO, Aperture and Shutter combinations.
- Implementing colour, shapes, lines, patterns, texture and tone into your photos.
- Use the power points effectively.
- Composites(Taking more than one overlapping photos and merge them together).
- Panning (Deliberate Blur) What shutter speed to use to get the effect you want.
- Setup your camera to the optimum to get the best possible images from it.
- Star photography (If the weather allows it)
- Your personalized workflow in photoshop.
- How actions can speed up your workflow. (Learn how to write your own actions)
- The power of layer masks.
- Sharpening your images in a correct manner.
- How to resize, downsize and upsize your images effectively.
What to bring along:
- DSLR cameras (One or two bodies)
- Telephoto lens between 300 and 600mm (Zoom also okay)
- Medium telephoto lens between 70-200 mm
- Wide angle lens(s) between 16 and 35 mm
- Tripod for star/night photography
- Cable release
- Bean bag
- Laptop with Photoshop installed. (Demo version also okay)
- Enough memory cards
- Hard drive with at least 100 gb free space available.
- Memory Card downloader.
- Sandals and walking shoes
- Swim suit
- Warm clothes
- Short pants
- Long pants
- Money for drinks etc.
What is included in the Safari:
- 4 Night stay at the Tashebube Lodge (Rooiputs)
- Morning coffee and rusks
- Safari vehicle exclusively used by the safari group.
- Qualified field guide and driver
- Services of Gerhard Steenkamp as your photographic guide.
- Photographic and Post Processing tutorials by Gerhard Steenkamp
What is not included in the Safari:
- Personal phone calls (Wi Fi Internet connection available at Tashebube Lodge)
- Drinks during drives (can pre order at the bar before going out).
- Gratitude fee for the field guide/driver at the end of the trip.
- Purchases and expenditure of personal nature.
- Transport to and from Tashebube Lodge.(Transport from Twee Rivieren to Tashebube Lodge can be organized on the day of arrival and departure without any extra cost)
What to expect:
A relaxed atmosphere where you will learn more about wildlife photography than you will ever expect. Come and join me and I will show you how to lift your wildlife photography to another level.
I have done this Safari three times and each time was a exceptional experience. Gerhard shares his vast knowlegde of photography and wildlife behaviour effortlessly. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced photographer, you will learn and enjoy! The guide Gerhard uses must be one of the most knowledgeable ever and even on slow days he always manage to find something worth photographing. I can only strongly recommend this safari!
Efraim van der Walt
Wonderful experience! With a guide that does not miss even the smallest creature, and Gerhard’s extensive knowledge and experience, I saw and photographed stuff that I would certainly have missed, were I on my own!!
The accommodation, food and companionship was great. Highly recommendable.
A very enjoyable trip with good sightings. Accomadation with the most beautiful view of the Kalahari night sky. Gerhard is a caring and courteous photographic guide with a wealth of wildlife photographic experience.
Marc de Chalain
Just epic. Oteng is just a great guide, knowledgeable, helpful and committed while Gerhard is a superb host, an expert who cares for his guests total experience including the photographic and editing needs. Highly recommendable!!! The KTP’s best possible expression.
Merle and Nico van Rensburg
Would definitely do this again
The guide was excellent which led to numerous sightings
Gerhard’s profound photographic knowledge and tuition made for exciting photos
Photoshop was simplified
Overall a rewarding experience
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