by Matthew Scott

Join me this November for a Photo Safari in beautiful South Africa. I’ll be leading this Safari with Kevin and Tricia Dooley of Idube Photo Safari, and it’s an excursion you won’t want to miss. There’s limited capacity for this Safari, so if you’re able, contact me soon using the form at the bottom of this page to sign up. On the first night in South Africa we will be staying at the Lesedi Cultural Village. For the remainder of our Safari we will be at the Thakadu River Camp. Both locations provide luxurious and traditionally-styled accommodations for you to enjoy.   I’m a very lucky fellow and my luck often rubs off on others – several photographers who have gone on a safari with me have returned home with stories of exceptional sightings and prize-winning photography. I’ll strive to spend one-on-one time with all of our Safari guests, advising each on the skills and methods necessary to become a better wildlife photographer. I’lll be covering topics such as composition, exposure, and the art of the photo essay. During our midday downtime I’ll be available for constructive image reviews. Dates: Depart from the USA for Johannesburg on November 12, 2013. Depart from Johannesburg for the USA on November 21, 2013. This workshop is open for up to twelve attendees. Spouses of workshop attendees are also welcome. Cost: $4,494.00 for a single person (one person per room, airfare not included). $7,990.00 for double occupancy (two people per room, airfare not included). There is also a $295.00 fee for workshop participants. All inclusive:

  • Meals
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Lodge Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Safari Game Drives
  • Village Visit
  • Airport Pickup and Return

Please note: Price does not include adult and bar beverages, sodas, or laundry service. Attendees are responsible for their own airfare. Example Daily Itinerary:

  • 5:00 AM Wake Up
  • 5:30 AM Tea/Coffee/ Snacks
  • 5:45 AM Leave on Safari
  • 10:00 AM Return from Safari
  • 10;15 AM Full Breakfast
  • 11:30 AM Photography Workshop Session with Bruce Dorn
  • 1:30 PM Lunch
  • 3:30 PM High Tea
  • 3:45 PM Leave on Safari
  • Return at Dark
  • 8PM Full Dinner, time by the fire, and then off to bed!

The above example itinerary is a general outline of our daily schedule while on Safari. All activities are optional; the camp is a great place to just relax and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of South Africa. Don’t forget to check out

Bruce Dorn, DGA, began his photographic career as a still photographer for Condé Nast Publishing and Time/Life in the early seventies. After a segue from fashion and photojournalism into advertising work, Bruce added commercial filmmaking to his resume in the early eighties. Bruce’s television commercial campaigns have earned him multiple Clios, Mobius, Addy, and Art Directors Club Awards along with a Bronze Lion from Cannes. Bruce is a Canon Explorer of Light, a Western Digital Creative Master, a Tiffen ImageMaker, and a Corel Painter Master. In 1984, Bruce was inducted into the Directors Guild of America.


Bruce Dorn, South Africa Safari – November, 2013

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About the Author: Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. @matthewexplore