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NAMIBIA PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOP

All Namibia photography by Richard Morsbach

NAMIBIA PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

May 22, 2022 — June 3, 2022

Across the Namib Desert, Namibia

Deposit: $1,180 USD. Full cost: $6,000 USD

A photography workshop and safari of a lifetime awaits! Edward will be co-guiding a 12-day workshop in Namibia, partnering with Namib Adventure and local travel guide and photographer Richard Morsbach.

The experience photo tour is for all photography enthusiasts, experienced or amateur, who want to travel and experience nature at its best. You will visit and photograph the most beautiful places in Namibia at sunrise, sunset and at night, both on land, and even by helicopter!

We’ll venture from the mighty Atlantic Ocean and its Skeleton Coast, to the Earth’s second largest canyon with world famous quiver trees, through the vast heart of the Sacred Sand Dunes, proudly holding the title of being the oldest desert on the face of the Earth. You’ll be alongside 10 lucky people desiring to experience an adventure of a lifetime, photographing gorgeous landscape, night sky, and world-class wildlife—lions, giraffes, and more.

Bookings limited to 10 participants to maintain optimal teacher-to-student ratio.

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What We’ll Learn

On the journey you will learn everything related to the landscape, wildlife, and night photography from the theory of image taking, and photo planning, to post-processing. We start with the theoretical and technical basics and apply them in the wonderful and breathtaking Namibia. We will also discuss various compositional theories expanding to critical knowledge for planning and capturing the galactic core of our Milky Way Galaxy.

We’ll even have an expert helicopter pilot for stunning aerial photography, who will take us above the oldest sand dunes on Earth, allowing us to capture views of Namibia few people have ever seen.

The goal of the trip is to return home inspired, with beautiful memories and excellent shots. The raw beauty of Namibia is guaranteed to leave an impact on everyone attending.

What We’ll See

  • Beautiful lands
  • Shipwrecks
  • World class wildlife roaming free in the desert they call home
  • Awe-inspiring stars, beneath one of the darkest skies on the planet

Perfect Conditions for Astrophotography

Namibia’s climate offers the best conditions one could hope to find themselves in for learning astrophotography. Every step of this trip has been planned to occur alongside the last new moon of the 2021 Milkyway season; giving the optimal conditions for learning the humbling and rewarding art of astrophotography.

This Experience Will Sell Out Quickly!

Secure your spot with a deposit today. Max 10 people, to ensure proper instructor-attendee ratio.

A tour organized by Namib Adventure, expert local travel guide and photographer Richard Morsbach.

More Information here

Photographic Tour/Safari Itinerary

  • 22 May – Arrive Windhoek – Arebbusch lodge
  • 23 May – Fish River Canyon – Fish River Lodge
  • 24 May – Fish River Canyon – Fish River Lodge
  • 25 May – Klein Aus Vista – Luderitz
  • 26 May – Klein Aus Vista – Luderitz
  • 27 May – Sossusvlei – Dead Valley Lodge
  • 28 May – Sossusvlei – Dead Valley Lodge
  • 29 May – Swakopmund – Delight Hotel
  • 30 May – Swakopmund – Delight Hotel
  • 31 May – Spitzkoppe – Spitzkoppen Lodge
  • 1 June – Erindi Private Game reserve
  • 2 June – Erindi Private Game reserve
  • 3 June – Depart from Windhoek.

So, What Are You Getting?

Two persons per room (i.e., shared double occupancy), unless single supplement option is exercised and secured at the time of payment of deposit single supplement is US $705.

Ground Transport for the entire duration of the tour.

  • All tourism taxes and park entry fees.
  • All meals commencing with dinner 22 May and finishing with breakfast 3 June.
  • All beverages excluding premium wines and liquors.
  • All accommodation/lodging costs.
  • Continuous assistance with your photography and image processing by the guide.
  • The services of a professional and highly experienced local guide and driver.
  • A professional photographer/tour leader with expert knowledge and experience in landscape and astrophotography.

Not Included

  • Airfare to and from Windhoek, Namibia.
  • Non-mealtime snacks and drinks
  • Credit Card surcharges
  • Any purchases of a personal nature.
  • Tips and optional activity extras
  • All premium wines and liquors.
  • Travel Insurance

Your Local Tour Guide

RICHARD MORSBACH

My name is Richard, I had the privilege to grow up in the great desert country Namibia. Both my father and grandfather worked for nature conservation in southern Africa and gave me a lot of knowledge and passion for nature whenever we travelled to hidden places in Namibia. I have been involved in adventure sports and tourism for over fourteen years. For this reason, I have been working as a tour guide for almost 8 years. I started photography right after school and had the fantastic opportunity to take my camera on all my adventures. Yet as a photographer I still have a lot to learn and do not consider myself a professional photographer yet. All this led to my great passion for nature and the desire for adventure. Today it is my pleasure to lead people through this incredible country, I call home.

Your Photography Instructor

EDWARD EMORY FRYE

The world is infinitely beautiful.

When I was young, I felt the sense of adventure and travel just through others’ photos. I hope today, mine can do the same for you. Photos remind me to look up, and slow down. I wish this for everyone, in today’s frenetic world.

Hello, I’m Edward Emory Frye, a professional photographer born, raised, and based out of Santa Barbara, California. I hope you enjoy this journey.

My Story

Growing up, we didn’t travel much, but we did go spend time in nature. Every summer, remote log cabins, giant sequoias, sheer faces of granite, and stars, infinite stars—became our haven.

I’d play around with my dad’s old Canon FTB, but when I received my very first film camera as a birthday present at 15, it turned into something special. Photos helped me connect to the world—to share moments of beauty with those around me.

This fire within only grew with time. I ended up leaving a degree in Neuroscience at USC to dedicate myself fully to photography— I ate, breathed and slept it. It wasn’t the easy choice, and I wondered many times if I was making a mistake. But the dedication started paying off. My photos started getting shown in local galleries, then globally. Now my photos have been on display in Washington DC, Athens, and twice in Barcelona.

I learned the techniques of, and became friends with, some of the greatest master photographers in the world, like: Albert Dros, Michael Shainblum, Elia Locardi, Ian Norman, Eric Paré & Kim Henry, Francesco Gola and more.

Have Camera, Will Travel

The world is beautiful, and I want to see her.

Camera and skills in-hand, I traveled the Northern and Southern hemispheres two and a half times over, hungry for what other kinds of beauty are contained on this magical rock, and what I could capture and share with my friends and family through photo work.

Other highlights include shooting icy Antarctic Pacific Ocean waters atop sand dunes in Concon, Chilé (while taking a break shooting a festival tour! It was a dream), and capturing heaven on earth while traversing the famous railways to the highest cities in the Swiss Alps.

All One Under That Dark Sky

An immense peace flows over me when I look at the stars—it reminds me we are all tiny specks, lost in galaxies on galaxies of other specks. Cosmic perspective. My favorite thing to capture in this whole world is the galactic core of our Milky Way.

I need dark skies for this. Sometimes, that comes with extreme climates. Ask me about how trickstery foxes can be (they pooped in my bag), and how fire ants, while small, pack a punch (like a lightning bolt). The Mojave Desert, the Antarctic tip of Chile—it’s all part of the glorious adventure for me.

I look forward to speaking, meeting, and collaborating with you soon. Let’s make magic together.

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