River Bend Lodge is a mere 55 minutes’ drive from Port Elizabeth and is an ideal malaria-free safari addition to a Garden Route holiday. Personalised game drives are led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, who will ensure you have a truly memorable safari experience.
More on the Photography Workshop....we are adding techniques with illustrations as we go along.
Elephants are ideal subjects for this technique.
Motion Blur and Panning
Motion Blur can lead to some wonderfully creative photography...even some very appealing abstract type of image. Panning and Motion Blur are not strictly the same technique...but the appeal and effect are similar in many ways.
How many species are present River Bend Lodge….the
Nyathi Concession? What can we expect to photograph?
Whilst we will be targeting
mainly Elephants, any other sightings will be ‘worked’ during our Photography
Workshop. In other words, should we have a sighting that will be beneficial to
the improvement of your Photography, or which can be used to demonstrate the
use of a particular technique we will utilize the opportunity to it’s fullest.
Some of these aforementioned
techniques will be demonstrated by way of illustration with a photograph in the
The Nyathi Concession on
which River Bend Lodge is located is a 14 000 hectare expanse of land with 5
biomes – Subtropical Thicket (Valley Bushveld), Fynbos, Grassland, Forest, and
Included in the list of
Mammals are an extensive array of species; Elephants, Buffalo, Lions, Rhino,
Kudu, Eland, Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Duiker, Aardvark, Warthog,Bat Eared Fox, Bushpig, Caracal, Black Backed
Jackal, Chacma Baboon’s, Genet (Large and Small Spotted) amongst others.
The Bird List exceeds 250
species (if one includes the migratory species), and includes Jackal Buzzard,
Martial Eagle, Fish Eagle (there were a family raising young at a great
location in 2013), Sunbirds (Malachite, Greater Double Collared, Amethyst are
plentiful), Barbet’s, Honeyguide’s, Owl’s, Cuckoo’s, Kingfisher’s, Woodpecker’s,
Roller’s Hoopoe’s, Bulbul’s, Robin’s, Warbler’s and others too numerous to have
an exhaustive list here.
These images are for illustrative purposes only ...we hope those attending our Photography Workshop will go home with better images than these! All of these photographs were taken on the reserve on which River Bend Lodge is located.
(Images the property of River Bend Lodge and may only be used with permission)