Wildlife Photography Courses

1. Wildlife photography course and curriculum at Mashatu Game Reserve


Together with C4 Photo Safaris and Mashatu, clients can now have either one or two day's photographic tuition whilst on safari at Mashatu. Using the specially designed photographic hides and C4's resident professional wildlife photography tutor this course will give clients the skills to take excellent wildlife photographs and make sure they return home with pictures worthy of their trip of a lifetime.

The whole course is designed be as practically applicable as possible so you can improve your photography while on safari and have a great time doing it.




All prices in USD

Hide use:

Type: Total Charged:        
Hide/ Photo Drive Half Day $65 per person
Hide/ Photo Drive Full Day $130 per person
Tutoring at Camp. Not included in Drive/Hide Fee $50 per person
Exclusive use of all hides and Photographer

$500 per day

Lens Rental per day (As from 1 March 2016) $95 per lens per day


Persons per hide (excludes photographer guide):

Elephant hide 4 photographers
Bird hide                        
3 Photographers
Semi-permanent hide    
3 Photographers
Infinity bird hide             3 Photographers

Photo course

1 day course: $140 per person
2 day course: $280 per person

If group is greater than 4 persons, the rate is $500 for hide useage plus $50 per person attending the course per day. This ensures exclusive use of the photo hides.

Clients can also book exclusive use of the hides if they are less than 4 people. This is $500 a day. The rate of $50pppd still applies for day-time tutoring if they require it.


C4 Photo vehicle

 C4 Photographic Vehicle (per day – maximum 4 pax, includes tutor sessions, and 1 x hide session subject to availability upon booking if the client wants a hide session. $500.00 per day

* For dates 1 December - 1 June each year : “book 3 days, pay 2” and  “book 4 days, pay 3” special on Photo vehicle

All guests using the hide have to be accompanied by the C4 Photo Safaris wildlife photographer. 
Guests will be required to sign an indemnity form before using the hides. This is separate to the Mashatu indemnity. These rates are comissionable as per your agreement with your agent.


2. Specialised Photo Editing Course

Have your images edited by professional photographer and C4 photo guide Hougaard Malan.

Hougaard sells images through Gallo and istock, so you can be assured the final quality of your images are great. 

Images are processed from RAW files to maximise natural contrast and dynamic range for a bright and colourful end result. All images are processed to stock standard which includes:

  1. Correction of chromatic aberration
  2. Correction of unwanted distortion
  3. Sharpening
  4. Removal of excessive colour noise

Hougaard will communicate with you throughout the job and send jpg previews for your approval before sending the tiffs.
Images must preferably be couriered on a flash drive, but dropbox can be used if necessary. 

Expect 2 days for 50 images and 4 days for 100, but when the images will be ready depends on Hougaard's schedule.


Below some images edited by Hougaard:



2018 and 2019 Events

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Ultimate Predators of Africa Photo Safari 2019

Tour Dates
6 July 2019 - 21 July 2019   Space available

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