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Chasing a Midnight Sun: 13-day Iceland Landscape Workshop image $6480

Chasing a Midnight Sun: 13-day Iceland Landscape Workshop

Spend 13 days exploring during this landscape photography workshop in Iceland. You'll capture Diamond Beach, Volcanic Landscapes, and Turquoise Sea-sc...

  • 2 Reviews
Madagascar Photography Tour: 15-day Island Adventure image $5935

Madagascar Photography Tour: 15-day Island Adventure

Head to Madagascar on this landscape photography workshop to capture images of towering Boabab trees, chameleons, and the diverse landscapes of Madaga...

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Composing the Dunes: 13-day Namibian Photography Adventure image $6200

Composing the Dunes: 13-day Namibian Photography Adventure

Visit the enchanting Namib Desert with this landscape photography workshop. Photograph the Quiver Tree Forest and many other sights.

  • 4 Reviews
Wandering the Wild Coast: 9-day African Coastal Journey image $1560

Wandering the Wild Coast: 9-day African Coastal Journey

The Wild Coast: this coastline runs south of the border of Kwazulu-Natal into the Eastern Cape Province, and this rarely visited region is both breath...

Wilderness and Astrophotography: 7-days in Magical Botswana image $2300

Wilderness and Astrophotography: 7-days in Magical Botswana

Nestled on the border of Botswana lies a magical piece of land called the Tuli Block. It hugs the Limpopo River and acts as a last tree lined barrier...

Mountain Masterclass: 5-day Drakensberg Experience image $957

Mountain Masterclass: 5-day Drakensberg Experience

The Drakensberg. A formidable rocky barrier between the lush green foothills of Kwazulu-Natal and the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho. Join Nature’s Li...

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Alison

Alison Tetley – November 19, 2019

I have just returned from the most amazing couple of weeks in the southern part of Namibia. This was not my first visit, and it's a country that I already knew I loved. This workshop however took my appreciation of the stunning landscapes to a whole new level, and my photography developed in leaps and bounds, thanks in no small part to Emil, who led the trip. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop to the photography enthusiast of any level, with an interest in landscape photography, and Nature's Light as a provider of photography training and tuition were exceptional.

Yes, I do recommend this workshop

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Rich

Rich Silver – November 18, 2019

I cannot say enough positive things about my workshop experience with Nature's Light. Echoing others' comments (loudly!), every aspect was absolutely superb -- shoot locations and time of day, attention/help and extremely, valuable feedback from our leader Emil, logistics, organization, and communication. Hands down, I've never learned so much from a photo workshop before. Also, as mentioned, Emil's passion, enthusiasm, and energy are infectious and, coupled with his eagerness to share a deep knowledge of photography (creative AND technical) and of the places we visited, made the workshop an experience of a lifetime. Despite having just returned from the trip, I'm already looking forward to joining a Nature's Light workshop in the future.

Yes, I do recommend this workshop

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Kevin

Kevin Bonnett – November 18, 2019

Nature's Light offer outstanding experiences for serious photographers. Expert, enthusiastic tuition and access to the best photo locations at the most photogenic times of day (and night) with what must be the best tutor-client ratio available anywhere: generally 3 to 1. Emil (who led us in 2019) is a fine photographer, an inspiring tutor and an enthusiastic companion - and it's all infectious! I defy anyone to leave this trip without great pictures and better technique. You will come away tired but happy! I'm already plotting my next trip with Nature's Light, wherever it turns out to be.

Yes, I do recommend this workshop

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Ansie

Ansie du Toit – July 14, 2019

This Iceland trip was the first with Nature’s Light. I am not normally a group person, preferring to travel on my own or 1 or 2 friends. But this was simply great. The tour leaders got you to the right places at the right time - at a cost, because it means staying up late and getting up early! I got very tired so I used my prerogative and stayed sleeping once or twice! Ne does not go to Iceland for a culinary tour! But the food was enough and filling.

The tour leaders made the tour! We were a very nice group of people, and a small group of 6, and that helped. But the enthusiasm and willingness to help in all matters is what stands out. They taught me many things on photoshop and about landscape photography. I am definitely going on a tour again next year, I think Madagascar. Was this worth the money? Most definitely!!!

Yes, I do recommend this workshop

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Mark

Mark Weaver – September 08, 2018

While this was a reconnoitre trip and as such problems, changes, false starts and failed shoots could be expected, however due to the considerable research undertaken by our hosts prior to the trip, these did not occur which is a testament to the groundwork done by this company!

The accommodation was perfect for our needs, the food was acceptable (however, for me, I do feel that Iceland is not the “go to” place for culinary excellence and this minor issue can’t be laid at the door of Nature’s Light,) and the transport was comfortable with good visibility to see the magnificent scenery.

The selected shoot locations covered all the bases and more, including the waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, icebergs, tectonic plates, wild horses, and the most amazing landscapes and coast lines.

The only issue I had, again out of Natures Lights control was the tourists (known by us as The Terrorists) at the iconic but very Instagram-able sites. The early rising put paid to most them most of the time which helped massively.

I particularly liked the ability to stop and shoot scenes that were not planned, but were created by circumstance and conditions which is not possible with highly structured tours. An example of this was a stop at a lake which, due to it being a completely still day, provided us with stunning mirrored images of staggering cloud formations with the horizon between. Another was at an Ox bow in a river with a newly harvested field in the middle all at sun set with nearby natural steam vents visible. Where else could you see that sort of image?

This is my second trip with Nature’s light and as previously, the organisers were helpful, encouraging, enthusiastic and very entertaining and I have to say that the client mix was yet again first class with everyone mucking in and enjoying each other’s company, as well as helping out those who are not as proficient…like me.

It has to be said that this is not a trip for the faint hearted, due to the light, the weather, the distances involved and the time that you have to be out of your warm bed to make the most of the shoots, it is hard work but with the assistance of the Nature’s Light team it was absolutely worth it and my comfort in using, and dare I say it, my skills with my camera have improved vastly which has resulted in images that I would never have thought I could capture.

With every Trip Advisor or TrustPilot review I do, I end with the most important question…Would I spend my hard earned money to go on this workshop again or advise others to do so and my response is a resounding YES; in a heartbeat!

Yes, I do recommend this workshop

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Betty

Betty J Dent – August 20, 2018

Having traveled to more than 100 countries I would rate Emil’s Madagascar Photography Adventure at the top. Madagascar has an “other world” feel beyond description with unusual beauty and photographic opportunities. Emil’s endless energy and knowledge of photography allows him to explain the most complex technical issues in a manner that can be understood by beginners. In summary, Emil has done his research and knows where to be at the right place and time to get that once-in-a-lifetime photo op. You do not want to miss this adventure!

Yes, I do recommend this workshop

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Kevin

Kevin Bonnett – August 20, 2018

Travelled in 2018 with Emil. An outstanding experience that just better and better in recollection and as I continue to work on the photographs. Emil is an inspirational leader with boundless enthusiasm, expertise and joy for photography. Crucially, he also knows how to teach and pass all this on. As a destination, Madagascar is unique and endlessly fascinating. The Malagasy people are lovely, and a smattering of French brings friendly cooperation for pictures. The landscapes are dramatic and varied, and while the wildlife is special, it can only be seen in the reserve enclaves. But the wildlife contact is great when you get it. Just don’t come on this trip for relaxation and fine dining! It’s an adventure, although half of the accommodation does provide luxurious interludes. But the lasting memories are in the photos you’ll take. Do go!

Yes, I do recommend this workshop

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Betty

Betty J Dent – August 08, 2018

This was the most incredible photography experience ever…the professionalism and knowledge of Nature’s Light instructors is second to none. Evening sessions included making instructional training videos, critiques, and individual instruction when needed. The instructors are experts in knowing when, where and how. No time was wasted. Our accommodations were beautiful and unique. I would rank the Namibia photography workshop with Nature’s Light as a top life experience which took my photography skills to a whole new level. Betty Dent

Yes, I do recommend this workshop

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