The C4 Atelier
As a C4 Photo Safaris Guest, we welcome you to the C4 atelier - a free studio with unrestricted access to a wide array of learning resources to help you gain insight into photographic techniques, conservation matters and travel wisdoms.
Atelier Honey Guide
Honey Guide About?
Like the revered bird in Africa, this is where you are guided through some incredible content all relating to safari travel in Africa, photographing all manner of subjects- from wildlife to landscapes, working with light, fine tuning your composition, anticipating wildlife behaviour and more. Its a place where you find the best parts about photographing in Africa- the veritable honeycomb: All curated by your honeyguide.
Breaking rules for bird photography
Bird photography is a specialised area and requires quick thinking and sometimes breaking the traditional rules of photography. In this Honeyguide presentation master photographer, Darren Donovan who is a master at capturing birds, takes us through the rules of photographing birds and more importantly he shares tips on knowing when and how to break the rules.
3 Key Elements of Storytelling
In this Honeyguide presentation Darren Donovan explains the 3 key elements of storytelling. By understanding and implementing these three key elements, you can elevate your photography to a new level creating moving images that capture the attention of your audience leaving a lasting impression.
Introduction to bird photography by Aubrey Tseleng
In this honeyguide presentation, resident photographer at Mashatu Game Reserve, Aubrey Tseleng, shares his insight and top tips for photographing birds in the wild.
In this honeyguide presentation, Shem Compion shares insight into perspective and how to shoot from different angles to create high impact images.
Using images to tell a story
Storytelling is an important aspect of wildlife photography. Even a single image has the power to share a story and it's these images that stand out from the millions of images taken daily around the world. In this presentation, Shem Compion, discusses the fundamentals of storytelling and the practical applications of how you can tell stories through photography.
Wildlife Composition II
In this Honeyguide presentation, Composition II, Shem Compion expands on his previous Composition 101 presentation where he covered the basics of composition. The next step is understanding how composition can be used to create "feel" in an image. In the words of Robert Henri, Shem delves into the concept of "Paint(ing) the flying spirit of a bird, rather than its feathers". This is a talk not to be missed.
Photographing the unexpected - an encounter with brown hyenas
Darren Donovan shares a story of an unusual and unexpected sighting and how he managed to take advantage of the situation and come out with some great images.
Mara - Serengeti Eco system
This is one of the great spectacles of the natural world. In this talk we unpack what makes it so special, in what season to go where, what is the best time for crossings, calving and the general overview of the wildebeest migration. Lastly, I share some secret locations, where you can travel to and spend days without seeing any other people, whilst having amazing sightings all to yourself.
Introduction to Africa Travel
This is an overview of African safari travel and covers how we at C4 will look after you, in terms logistics, travel planning and sharing with you where the best places are to travel to in Africa, in specific seasons. Learn about the green versus the dry season so that you can plan your time to visit based on your preference.
Wildlife composition 101
Composition is the most subjective aspect of phtoography. In this talk Shem looks at the basic components of composition and by how using these, you wil improve the compositional integrity of your images dramatically. A few straightforward guidelines will really help you strengthen your compositional thought process.
The evolution of wide
This talk covers using a wide angle lenses to creatively capture wildlife in its environment. Shem discusses his own evolution from using predominantly a long lens to encompassing a wide lens with confidence, to develop his own artistic style.
Anticipating wildlife behaviour
This talk covers three specific points about how to get great photos by anticipating wildlife behaviour. Anticipation, curiosity and confidence are the three points of discussion using examples and stories from the field.