Sunset over the flooded plains between Bredarsdorp and Struisbaai

"As we travel through life,

we will look back at the photographs

we have taken and see our footsteps

through this great place we call ...


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Photographic Guide course

EcoTraining Mashatu camp | 13 to 19 July 2016


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Learn Wildlife Photography

in 5 easy to follow Steps


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Photography eBooks

for African Wildlife photographers


Howzit! I’m Etienne Oosthuizen …

A guide with an insatiable enthusiasm for African wildlife and an absolute passion to help photographers photograph Africa!

I’m a professional guide working and living in Mpumalanga, South Africa. My interest in wildlife photography started as a hobby to document the amazing sights I saw while guiding guests & clients on safari.  Eventually I wanted to sharing these experiences with family and friends from around the world, so I created a personal photography blog. Through my personal blog, I found my professional passion, guiding and helping photographers on their safaris. I soon realized there was an opportunity to change my personal blog into a platform to help photographers to take better photographs even when they were not on safari … read more

… and this is the story of

Photographic Africa

Photographic Africa started its journey as my personal photography blog in 2008, since then it has grown into a complete educational blog for all things Photography in Africa. My aim is to provide usable photography information for safari goers and stripped of all the technical jargon. This information is provided through four avenues, the photography blog, my educational eBooks, the Photographic guide magazine (our quarterly newsletter) and through my private one on one or small group photography workshops.

Educational Media & material

… this is how we can help you.

Photography Workshops

Teaching photography, practically …

Photographic Guide course

Helping the future guides of African wildlife photographers

We will have partnered with Eco Training, the premier field guide training company in South Africa, to take over and conduct all their photography workshops. Central to this is the new Photographic Guide training workshop. A course designed to help guides not only understand the creative and technical aspects of photography, but more importantly to teach guides the skills and knowledge required to guide the new generation of safari client, all of which travel with a camera.

Adobe Lightroom Workshops

Taking your photographs from import to export & beyond …


Adobe Lightroom is a complete workflow designed to help photographers efficiently work with large quantities of photographs, from importing, processing/editing, categorizing/file and export their photographs all within one single program.


Our Lightroom develop module workshops is designed for the novice or wildlife photographer that would like an introduction to Adobe light-room. We show you how lightroom is the ideal program to edit your RAW files and we go through each section of the develop module to maximize your edits.

Contact Photographic Africa

Please get in touch with the Photographic Africa team using the form below, thank you for your taking the time to look through the website and I look forward to hearing from you!

I am often in the field and away from the office, if you need some information urgently. Please pop me a PM on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and I’ll make a plan to reply asap. If you may be interested in purchasing or licensing any of the images seen on the website, they are all available on my personal photography website –

Send us mail

  • Alternative email

    info [@]

  • Phone

    +27 (0) 71 451 0815

  • Skype


  • Location

    Nelspruit Mpumalanga RSA