MASAI MARA – THE HUNT EDIT

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    Take the opportunity to accompany Sudhir Shivaram – India’s most well known wildlife photographer on an unforgettable photo tour to Masai Mara to photograph the hunts. If you want to experience some truly unique wildlife and nature, then this is the perfect photo tour for you.

    Why do this photography learning tour with SSP?

    • You can make the payment in 3 easy instalments
    • Accommodation in upscale resorts with top-of-the-line facilities.
    • Flying directly to Masai Mara from Nairobi saves on-road time so you can spend more time in the parks.
    • Expert drivers and guides/naturalists trained to position the vehicles to help photographers achieve the right angles.
    • On-field guidance from Sudhir during the safaris to help you get the best images.
    • On-field review of images and feedback to nurture in-depth learning.
    • Planned during the ideal season to maximise photography opportunities.
    • Whatsapp group of the participants will be formed 1 month prior to the workshop dates so that your learning starts much in advance and you are well prepared for the tour.

    Who should attend this tour?

    • Quite simply, this tour is for anyone who wants to be an awesome wildlife photographer.
    • You can be a rank beginner or have some experience wielding the camera, either way, SSP’s photography learning tour is bound to enhance your skill and knowledge.
    • This is the ideal tour if you are looking to capture some great hunting action sequences.

    What can you expect from this tour?

    • Practical on-field learning from Sudhir.
    • Understand the various challenges of wildlife photography and learn how to arrive at the correct camera setting for any given situation.
    • Pre-visualising your images in the field and how to arrive at the camera setting for that.
    • Discussions back in the camp as well to ensure all doubts are cleared for your next safari.
    • At the end of this tour, gain enough practice and confidence to put your camera to optimal use – with respect to basic and certain advanced camera settings.
    • Move away from taking images to making images.
    • Develop an eye for what makes for an award-winning image.

    Beyond Learning

    Nothing gets in the way of our photography learning/teaching. Until it’s time for lunch, that is. And dinner. And breakfast. During which time, nothing comes between us and the food. As for the fun part, when we do what we love, fun happens. Just as polite hellos turn to boisterous fist bumps; quiet handshakes turn to backslapping bear hugs; acquaintances become friends for life.

    AIRPORT/RAILHEAD

    The trip is ex-Nairobi.

    IDEAL FLIGHT TIMINGS

    Please book any flight which arrives at JKIA Nairobi before 10:30am on day 1 of the workshop. For return flight, book any flight which departs Nairobi after 8:00pm on last day of workshop.

    LAST MILE

    Our own chartered flight from Nairobi - Masai Mara - Nairobi

    RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

    2 camera bodies. 1 full frame and the other crop sensor is recommended. For wide angle shots, you will need a 16-35mm and 70-200mm range lens. Then you an have the 100-400 or the 200-500/150-600 zoom lens and finally you can get the 500/600/800mm biggies. You will need every single lens in Masai Mara as the opportunities are huge.

    DURATION / STAY

    5 nights/6 days @Ashnil Mara Camp

    CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT

    Check-in: By 2pm (day 1 of workshop). Check-out: 10.00 am (last day of workshop)

    SAFARI

    All-day(optional) or morning 6am to 11am and then 3:30pm to 6:30pm safaris in open vehicles

    WEATHER/TEMPERATURE

    Max temp: 30°C and Min temp: 18°C. Do get warm clothes for early morning and late evening.

    KEY SPECIES

    The key species we will photograph are Lion, Cheetah, Wildebeest, Hippo, Zebra, Giraffe, Elephants and hopefully the elusive Leopard. The hunting action will be the main attraction to shoot.

    THINGS TO CARRY

    The recommended Camera gear, Binoculars, Hat, Sunglasses, Essential medicines.

    Testimonials

    What our students say about Sudhir Shivaram.