All Namibia photography by Richard Morsbach
August 10, 2023 — August 22, 2023
Across the Namib Desert, Namibia
Deposit: $1,180 USD. Full cost: $5,700 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 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 landscapes, night skies, and world-class wildlife—lions, giraffes, and more.
Bookings are limited to 10 participants to maintain an optimal teacher-to-student ratio.
On the journey, you will learn everything related to 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.
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 best month’s new moon of the 2023 Milkyway season; giving the optimal conditions for learning the humbling and rewarding art of astrophotography.
Secure your spot with a deposit today. Max 10 people, to ensure a proper instructor-attendee ratio.
A tour organized by Namib Adventure, an expert local travel guide, and photographer Richard Morsbach.
More Information here
Two persons per room (i.e., shared double occupancy), unless a 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.
My name is Richard, I had the privilege to grow up in the great desert country of 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 traveled 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.
EDWARD EMORY FRYE
The world is infinitely beautiful.
When I was young, I felt a 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.
Growing up, we didn’t travel much, but we did go and 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 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 an 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.