A Photograph is so much more than a photo

when it has a story, it becomes an experience

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Ian Brown

In 2011 my wife (Liz) and I started going on organized photography excursions with professional instructors. The main aim is to improve our photography knowledge and skills. Our first destination was Chobe in Botswana and since then we have been to Chobe every year. Each of the three visits has been at a different time of the year and it is amazing how different the river and the wildlife is during these periods. Chobe will be our ‘go to place’ and we will endeavor to get there on an annual basis. Each trip is normally five to seven days and is reasonably affordable. 2012 was a great photography year for us! We attended the Summer Olympics in London – although this was not an organized photography excursion, most of the events were watched through the lens of a camera. Liz went to Alaska for twelve days to photograph the brown bears (I was going to go with but work commitments changed that). Of course, we went to Chobe and finally we went to Cambodia and Thailand on a photography excursion. In 2013 we visted the Etosha Pan in Namiba for seven days and, of course, went to Chobe. 2014 started with us going to the Kagga Kamma in Cedarberg Mountains to learn about landscape photography. For the rest of 2014, Liz is going to the Masai Mara in Kenya. I would like to go to Alaska, however, not too sure whether this will materialize. We also might be able to sneak in a Chobe trip as well. Looking beyond 2014, we want to visit Norway to photograph the ‘Northern Lights’. There are also so many other destinations, both locally and abroad, that we want to visit – naturally time and, more importantly, funds play a significant part in decision making!