Safari photography trip, October 2019Cubs safari maasai mara

– the adventure of a lifetime with Jonathan Scott and Brian Hall

The action on safari is hugely unpredictable, but when captured successfully with your camera is incredibly rewarding, especially as you're witnessing nature in its rawest form.

Focusing systems on Canon EOS cameras are very sophisticated to cope with all types of photography, from static to fast moving subjects. The Understanding focusing courses that we run are incredibly popular, as you'll learn how to set up your focusing to cope with these different scenarios and subject types.

However, there's only so much you can achieve in a captive wildlife setting, such as the WWT centres or carefully chosen zoos and wildlife parks that we use to run these courses.

For the ultimate test on how to best use the focusing then you can join Senior Lecturer Brian Hall on the annual safari he hosts in the Masai Mara in Kenya with world-famous wildlife photographer Jonathan Scott.

Over the past 16 years Brian and Jonathan have taken nearly two hundred photographers for intensive safaris, in vehicles specially adapted for photography. They're intensive to maximise the opportunities and take advantage of the range of lighting, from dawn to dusk. And every year the groups come back with stunning wildlife images, as well as an unforgettable experience in the presence of Jonathan Scott.Dogs safari maasai mara

Many photographers come back time and again, because they always experience a fantastic trip in an area referred to as the jewel of Africa, a true photographer’s paradise. The range of wildlife is vast.

You'll be based at the luxury Kicheche Valley camp so there is certainly no roughing it!

Jonathan and Angie Scott’s new TV series – Big Cat Tales – has recently aired on Animal Planet TV to rave reviews, and will be shown in the UK sometime early in 2019. If you want a taster and an idea of what we see each year then watch the YouTube trailer videos for the series.

Brian and Jonathan’s next safari is in October 2019. If you are interested in one of the few remaining spaces then contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly for more information.