MOMENTS THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY
PHOTOGRAPHY AT ANGAMA MARA
There is something about being in the Mara Triangle that simply forces you to grab your camera and catch that fleeting moment of beauty: be it a balloon floating gently by with the sunrise as a backdrop; the patterns that the clouds form on the great grasslands below; or a giraffe peering curiously down at you through its long eyelashes. Taking great pictures in the Mara is easy and fun for photographers thanks to the open grasslands, the abundance of wildlife year-round and well-trained guides who understand your photographic needs.
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO
A workspace of creativity and storytelling, Angama Mara’s Photographic Studio is an exciting hub of imagery, content creation, teaching and sharing. During private photographic tutorials with our on-site wildlife photographer, you can learn how to come to grips with your camera, gaining the confidence to shoot ‘off auto’. For those who would like to test out some new photographic equipment, the Studio has cameras, lenses and specialist kit available for hire. As most photographers know, much of the magic happens during the editing process when knowing exactly what to fix, straighten and adjust makes all the difference. With the assistance of our Studio Hosts, learn how to bring the best out of your images on the large-screen Apple desktops loaded with the latest editing software. You can even print a small portfolio of your own photographs on the Studio’s photographic printer. Of course, you can also hop online and share daily wildlife sightings with your online communities, or even enter The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year competition. Speak to the Studio Host for more information about the contest while catching up on all the latest sightings on This Week At Angama.
*Please note that costs apply for printing and equipment hire.
PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS
Photographers looking to improve their technical photographic skills and knowledge can spend time exploring the Mara with seasoned safari photographic guides. Angama Mara’s on-site wildlife photographer and a selection of specialist guides can accompany you on private photographic safaris.
*Please enquire when booking for rates and photographic guide availability.
A South African-trained biologist, safari guide, author, filmmaker and photographer – above all else Adam is a remarkable storyteller, sharing with viewers and guests what he has learnt from his experiences in some of the world’s most beautiful, wild places – including the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa, Rajasthan in India, the Pantanal of Brazil, and the rainforests of Manu National Park in Peru.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, Tyler developed his first photograph in a high school darkroom after experimenting with his grandfather’s Nikkomat, and was instantly hooked. He has since taken a camera with him throughout his global travels, and won various awards, including from the International Photography Awards, Defenders of Wildlife, and National Wildlife Federation. He feels extremely fortunate to live and work (and continue taking photographs) at Angama Mara, where he shares the role of Regional Director with his wife, Shannon.
An Italian national who moved to Kenya and lived on the banks of the Talek River in order to follow his passion for wildlife photography, Federico has dedicated most of his adult life to waiting for, watching, and photographing wild animals immersed in nature. His images have been featured the world over, and in September 2015, he published his first coffee table book, Light and Dust.
For those who prefer to put down their cameras and enjoy their Mara experience to the fullest, our in-house photographer can capture these wonderful memories on your behalf. Options range from family photoshoots around the lodge, to the photographer joining you on your game drive vehicle for half a day to capture the whole safari adventure, both people and wildlife.
*Please discuss with your Travel Planner for availability and costs.