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  • Wild Trails by Amaya, Wild Trails by Amaya, Moneragala, Uva Province, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (map)

WHAT TO EXPECT Our Expedition’s bring you into our wilderness classroom and are designed for people at any level, who want to take their photography to the next level. The classes are for aspiring photographers with a passion for documenting wildlife.

These practical based expeditions have all been tried and tested by the team so we know that each and every experience will change your perspective on the wild and adjust your perspective with the world. Our expeditions are raw and authentic designed to build your knowledge whilst both challenging and inspiring you.

During your course, you should encounter some (or if you're lucky, all) of these animals: elephant, sloth bear, mugger crocodile, spotted deer, sambhur, barking deer, wild boar, wild buffalo, jackal, grey langur and mongoose. Birding highlights include Malabar Pied Hornbill, Painted Stork, Lesser Adjutant and Black-necked Stork. Sightings aren't guaranteed of course, but we try our upmost best to glimpse an encounter. 

ON SAFARI there is an English speaking chauffeur guide | Two safari vehicles, one row of seats per photographer | ExclusiveSafari Camp – accommodation in safari tents (fully furnished and with en-suite). | Camp chef & assistant | Full catering including beverages, (wine and beer with evening meals).| Complimentary bean bags for your camera | Camera battery / laptop recharge facilities | 7 days photographic guiding and personalised tuition

Includes all National Park fees, all tented accommodation (with en-suite, bed linen and full comforts), all meals and beverages, charter flights, ground transfers and all guides. Group sizes based on three photographers per vehicle.

Excludes international airfares to Colombo, Sri Lanka, travel visas (if required), insurance, tips and personal spending.

SKILLS YOU'LL GAIN This course is packed full of hints, tips and skills that will help improve your photography particularly when photographing in the outdoor adventure world and into the wilderness. An unvarnished overview of the perils, pleasures, challenges and rewards of wildlife photography. With an additional added focus on big cat photography.

Course participants will develop understanding in:Equipment & lighting | Depth of field and exposure | Composition | Impact | Storytelling | Backgrounds | Extreme Location shooting | Adjusting camera and lens settings to adapt to sun, wind, water and light.

KEY TOPICS COVERED Understanding exposure | Composition | Understanding Light |Photographic guiding skills | Editing and manipulating raw images for better results | Storing, manipulating and preserving digital images. | Marketing and selling images.