This is one of only a handful of portraits I took in Namibia. I am fascinated by the place and the people. So when I was asked to return and run another tour for the African Safari Company, I decided I wanted to spend less time driving around chasing the iconic locations in Namibia and more time creating portraits. Portraits of the landscape, the people and the animals.
So we trimmed down the traveling and we went for a more compact trip in the North. I wanted to start with some learning, and practice. I wanted to spend time at each location, and not be always on the move.
We start with two full days, in a stunning desert location. Perfect for sunrise and sunset shooting. Actually it is so good there you can photograph from your bed. Without moving we can get to know this stunning location before we move on. It takes time to photograph a place. Getting to know it, experimenting, learning, adjusting. During the day we will head to the classroom for two days, so we can look at portraiture skills and approaches so we are ready when we get to the various Namibian tribes, and animals we will encounter along the way. What a great way to start a tour, brushing up on our skills.
Why not join me there? Will be great fun and a wonderful opportunity to photograph with me.
A Portrait of Namibia information evening…
For the workshop / tour I am running…. you can read more about it here.
When: Tuesday 30 April 2019
Time: 6:00pm for a prompt 6:30pm start
Where: 124A Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
RSVP: by Monday 29 April using the form in this link here
Himba boy, Namibia, 2018 tour. Photograph and text copyright © Len Metcalf 2019
Some more photographs follow to tempt you…