African Safari Company Teams Up With Wildlife Photography Experts to Help Guests Capture Magic

The adventures are carefully crafted to create opportunities to capture striking images by being in great places for great light and great natural events.
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Jan. 29, 2014 - PRLog -- SEATTLE, WA, Jan. 29, 2014 – Using cameras to capture wildlife in their natural habitat poses challenges even for the experts. To help budding and amateur photographers African Safari Company ( has teamed up with wildlife photography experts, Nature Photography Adventures, who lead in-the-wild immersion workshops for serious shutterbugs.

The photo gurus are Bob Harvey and Diane Kelsey, who have built an excellent reputation using their cameras and teaching expertise to assist the development, management and promotion of nature-based tourism. They have been creating and leading photography trips to Africa since 2009.

For 2015, African Safari Company is now taking reservations for Nature Photography Adventures in:

Tanzania (, an adventure that includes the following National Parks: Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Lake Manyara. This trip is timed to photograph the Great Migration in the Southern Serengeti.
Morocco ( that includes Rabat, Meknes, Fez, Erfoud, Merzouga Desert, Tinghir, Ouarzazate and Marrakech with particular attention to the diverse markets and the desert.
Botswana ( that includes Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve on the Okavango Delta as well as two camps in the private game reserves for the most exclusive photography opportunities.

The company is also taking reservations for 2016 for Nature Photography Adventures in:

Namibia ( that visits Windhoek, Sossusvlei, the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park.
South Africa (, a new destination for the company that includes Johannesburg, Sabi Sands Private Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Maputuland and KwaZulu Natal.

The photography duo work one-on-one with clients in the field and also assist through workshops so that photographers may learn, among others, how to:

Compose a shot
Pan with running animals to create a sense of motion
Take test exposures and test shots in advance of that perfect wildlife portrait
Shoot in difficult light
Work with the right shutter speed in a mixed light situation
Set up a soft background so that the animals stand out
Convey feeling and emotion in a photograph
Site yourself and the camera in such a way that the animal is oblivious to you

Each of the camps and lodges is handpicked for its location so the group can maximize their photography opportunities both in camp as well as out on game tracking activities.

About Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Founders of Nature Photography Adventures (, Diane and Bob lead photography adventures to special natural and cultural destinations around the planet. They have a long history, as professional photographers and as planners of sustainable tourism, in creating dramatic light images of natural and cultural destinations and using those images to help in the protection of fragile resources and the development and marketing of destination-sensitive tourism.

Through Nature Photography Adventures, Diane and Bob share special places with small groups of photographers. The adventures are carefully crafted to create opportunities to capture striking images by being in great places for great light and great natural events. Diane and Bob work with participating photographers to help each grow photographic abilities while also ensuring success in challenging photographic situations.

About African Safari Company & Small Ship Safaris

Mike Nesbitt, a native of South Africa, and daughter Julia bring an intimate knowledge of wildlife migrations, climate variables and cultural opportunities to the African Safari Company that he founded in 1998. Specializing in small group travel and custom safaris for the independent and inquisitive adventurer, the company carefully vets each lodge, camp and safari partner they work with in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda & Rwanda, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia.

A new division launched in 2013, Small Ship Safaris features a similar exotic adventure experience - on water instead of land. Expedition ships for between 16 and 210 guests transport wildlife and nature enthusiasts to remote areas of Alaska, Hawaii, Amazon, Polar Regions, Baja Sea of Cortez, Galapagos and Patagonia.

For more information, itineraries, availability and reservations please call: 1.800.414.3090 or 206.284.7682; or visit: or

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