Your images are the valuable visual record of where you have travelled, what you have experienced and how you felt about being there. Once you are home they are the best way for you to re-live your experience and to share with family and friends.
Mike and Jackie’s aim is to develop your photographic aesthetic so you leave knowing what makes a good photograph and why. By teaching you their "visual language" they encourage you to develop your own. They will help you to improve your camera skills and craft so you can get the most from your digital SLR camera. At the end of the day, you'll get constructive feedback on your photographic process and images.
These 4WD photo safaris are ideal for all levels of photography, using any brand of SLR camera.
Mike and Jackie also have cameras and tripods for you to borrow.
Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 4. In total we could take 8 people in two vehicles.
Australian born, Multi award winning landscape art photographer Jackie Ranken began her photography career at age 16. She is now an International judge and lecturer. Her honoraries are long; but what matters to her is that she is out there photographing and exploring who she is, increasing her skills base and expressing herself through her photography. She considers her ‘art’ to be classic black & white landscape photography, where the 'fine art print' is the most important end result of the photographic process.
Mike has 35 years experience as an International Professional Photographer and has lectured and given workshops to professional photographers for 20 years. He is a passionate and patient teacher to all levels of photography and through all the photographic disciplines including: landscape, portraiture, architecture and commercial photography. Mike's approach is one of research and understanding the requirements needed to successfully communicate an idea. He has published over 20 books, with more to come
Together, Mike and Jackie have created a series of Field Guides for photographers to take along on the safaris or along on their own adventures. They cover everything from finding the ideal location to mastering the settings of your camera in the three book saga. The spiral bound book is the ideal size to fit into your camera bag and almost as good as having Jackie or Mike in the field with you!