krijn van der giessen photography

Why travel with us?

 

We like to do things with a fun twist. Does the idea of big open bonfires at night sound exciting? How about getting in on some Milky Way and star photography? Want to fly in an open-door helicopter? Meet local people and get to know their culture? You’re at the right place!

It doesn’t matter how “good” you are as photographer, we travel with all skill levels. The goal is to help you become a more confident photographer with daily one-on-one time, reviews of your photos and sharing of tips and tricks!

 

1) We start where others stop:

The reasons why you should join one of our Photo Tours are endless. When you travel with us, you are guaranteed loads of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We focus fully on photography, and pride ourselves on the fact that we start where others stop.

 

2) Personal:

We travel in small groups (8 people maximum, though often smaller) of like-minded travellers. This ensures plenty of focus on you as an individual, and gives us the opportunity to ensure you’ll always have a full row of seats in our vehicles. We book small and exclusive accommodation which allows for uninterrupted views and plenty of candid photography opportunities.

 

3) Superb hospitality:

We absolutely love great food and luxury accommodation, so our Photo Tours are filled with it! Besides bringing over 15 years experience as a nature, wildlife and culture photographer, Krijn also has over a decade of international hospitality management under his belt.

For these reasons combined we go the extra mile to ensure we stay in unique lodges and serve up something delicious and, where possible, local. Picture seafood buffets on the beach, spit grills in the bush, home-made breads and some great bottles of wine and you’ll get an idea of the food we usually enjoy. We also cater to any dietary needs and requirements you may have.

 

4) Experienced:

We always travel with local and highly experienced guides and rangers. This not only ensures you will be treated to the finest and ‘off the beaten track’ locations, but it also gives us the opportunity to customise the experience for you.

Learn from Krijn’s experience as travel photographer. In the past years he travelled through over 50 countries, in search of the perfect photos and exciting new locations for our photo tours.

 

5) Professional:

At the end of each day, we will share our opinion about the photos taken that day. Professional advice is given to help you improve your skills, or just to help you get that second pair of eyes to encourage a different angle. How much advice you’d like to receive, as well as how in-depth you’d like to go is completely up to you.

 

6) Fun:

Our tours are mainly focused on photography, but what is life without a bit of fun? It’s one of the most important reasons we want you to travel with us! Together we will share our experiences around a bonfire, we’ll shoot star trails, engage in light painting, fly in open-door helicopters and, once the day is done, unwind with a hot beverage and a board game or two.

 

7) Sustainable & ethical:

Sustainable travel is key: wherever we go, we only leave our footprints. As much as possible, we try to offset carbon emissions and work together with local specialists. Besides that, we believe in ethical travel: we never feed animals to lure them in our direction, but rather go to areas with naturally high animal populations.

 

8) All skill levels:

We love to travel with all levels of photographers, from beginners to experts. At the end of the day it is all about the overall experience, and not about how good your photography skills may be. We encourage the group to assist each other in attempting and experimenting with new techniques. Krijn will personally help you become a more confident photographer – building on your strengths and helping you improve your weak points.

 

9) Jam packed:

We understand it’s not every day you embark on a journey like this: so lets make most of it! We jam pack our tours with interesting content, and don’t waste any time with irrelevant gaps in the program. We will fly you where possible from location to location, to not waste time driving. We have a well though-through itinerary from early morning until bedtime, to offer you only the very best the destination has to offer! Guaranteed no hidden fees gives you peace of mind when it comes to the financial side of things!

Lookout photography at sunset

Lion with zebra carcass copyright by Krijn van der Giessen Photography

 
 
APRIL 2019

THE BIG CATS OF SOUTH AFRICA PHOTO TOUR


Lions, leopards, cheetah, wild dogs… get up, close and personal with the biggest predators of the African Bush!

We will spend 12 unforgettable days in the greatest South African wilderness reserves, some of the best wildlife viewing areas in the world. An amazing diversity of eco-systems allow us to see a spectacular variety of the most beautiful animals and scenery. Private planes take us from lodge to lodge, where we indulge in fabulous food and the best of photography tuition!

 
 
 

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