Pafuri Masterclass 2022

18 April 2022 - 22 April 2022 Space Available
18 July 2022 - 22 July 2022 Space Available

In the north of South Africa lies an ancient forested woodland that belies the movement of time. With the Levhuvu River meandering through the Pafuri private Makuleke concession of the  Kruger National park, here you are transported into a timeless wilderness akin to other far more remote areas of Africa. Large riparian trees dominate the river edges, welcoming elephants and nyala into their shade. Large baobab trees dominate the skyline – providing excellent profiles for night sky images.

When you thought it cannot get any better, the concession is a Ramsar birding site and hosts the largest mono specific forest in the whole of southern Africa. This fever tree forest is a photographers dream and we will spend a good deal of time within it and its fringes. The intertwining trunks, soft and complimentary colour palette plus the opportunity to have elephant walking through the forest make it one of the most special forests to visit in Africa.

This pafuri region is the second location for our masterclass series. Here, our intent will be to inform you how to journey beyond shutter speeds and white balances into the heart of photography – making images that speak, images that tell stories, images that inform the mind and move the heart.

And there is no better place for this than at Pafuri, where all meals will be catered and the rooms are arranged to give you full view and sound of the River below you.

The masterclass will be hosted by either Hougaard Malan, Martin Osner or Shem Compion, three of South Africa’s most thoughtful photographers in the professional sphere. Daily presentations will help guide you through the masterclass, giving you inspiration and food for thought, all to help attain a better sense of yourself as a photographer in the most amazing and stimulating environment possible.