Namib In Flood Landscape Photography Workshop

27 March 2021 - 3 April 2021 Space available
19 March 2021 - 26 March 2021 FULLY BOOKED!


This is a once off opportunity to capture the Namibian desert in a very singular phase of time. The La Niña rains and floods have caused the desert to erupt into a wonderland of water, grass and flowers. Set amongst the massive dunes and vast landscapes, the desert has transformed into a wonderland of beauty. The last time this happened was in 2011. It may not happen again for 30 years. Join us in this wonderland to capture the desert at its finest. Both Hougaard and Shem visited the desert during the floods. They know the hidden locations, alcoves and backwaters where the best compositions are to be found.

In the years of abundant rainfall, nothing is static, and it is never quiet. The earth seems to emanate a harmonious vibration that has an incredible presence and aura. In reality, it is the hibernating desert that has come to life in the presence of water – nature’s reproductive drive in highest gear. Altogether, the desert buzzes with a seemingly nuclear energy when there is water in abundance. It may hum a slightly different tune at night, but that same relentless energy is there.