Why Photography in Botswana?

Leadership Exchange was born out of J. Player Crosby’s passion for African wildlife conservation which evolved into a deep desire to also help improve social conditions in Africa. Upon his untimely death, his son Jay Crosby, Leadership Exchange’s Executive Director, committed to pursue his father’s vision and dream of being an agent of change in Africa.

Therefore, Leadership Exchange is excited to offer a new program that reaches back to its roots. In partnership with Letaka Safaris, Leadership Exchange is offering a ten-day photography training course in Botswana, Africa for students with a passion for wildlife and photography.With over 320 days of sunshine, the world’s largest elephant population and a sprawling, unspoiled wilderness that goes on forever, there is no better place than Botswana to hone your photography skills. Our photographic guides are photographers themselves and they love nothing more than sharing their passion for photographing wildlife in Botswana’s pristine wilderness areas.

The Experience

The goals of the photographic workshop is to teach participants, regardless of proficiency level, about both technical and compositional aspects of photography which will enable them to perfect those classic wildlife portraits and also open the door to more creative techniques such as panning, use of light, capturing birds in flight, and animal behavior. Participantswill leave the trip with a full understanding of exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and camera settings.

We will aim to cover as many techniques as possible during the trip and when a particular sighting allows it. In addition to the classic big game images, we will also focus on the endless possibilities of macro photography, landscape shots, and bird photographs. This will not only diversify the participant’s subject matter but also help them to acquire different skills, which are applicable in all genres of photography.

Each day, we will spend time viewing and assessing the images from the previous day giving participants the opportunity to learn from mistakes and to appreciate the factors that make a striking photograph. This constant learning process is a vital to improving the participant’s photography and engraining the details in their mind, leading to more instinctive photographic decisions.

Trip Highlights

Three nights tented camp at the Moremi Game Reserve
Three nights tented camp at Khwai Community Area
Three nights tented camp at Chobe National Park
Two nights hotel in Victoria Falls

Trip Dates

July 4th-19th, 2015

Trip Cost

$8750 includes:
Round-trip international airfare
Comfortable tented accommodation, includes: beds and linen, a private bathroom en-suite, food, lodging, and insurance
Professional photographic guide, professional photographer, safari chef, camp assistants, and supply vehicle.
All entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves
All meals and drinks whilst in tented Camps
Program TShirt

In order to participate, please complete an online application. You must be at least 16 years old.