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A step-by-step Online Training Course

by Claudia & Wynand du Plessis


 Imagine returning from your Namibia trip with the best images you've ever taken in nature? Feeling exhilarated about the extraordinary experiences you've had in Namibia's grand wilderness?

This is our vision for YOU after you've taken our online photography course TAKE BETTER PHOTOS IN NAMIBIA in preparation for your Namibia visit.

Taking  stunning images in the wild is no coincidence. It's also more than just selecting the right camera settings. It's knowing the most photogenic spots and working creatively with Namibia's light. It's understanding the wildlife's habits and anticipating the right moments. It's choosing interesting perspectives and composing your images creatively.


We focus on these topics in our TAKE BETTER PHOTOS IN NAMIBIA online course so that you arrive in Namibia prepared with insider knowledge, photo know-how, wildlife behavior understanding and unbridled enthusiasm about the dream images you're going to take. 

If this sounds exciting to YOU, we'd love to welcome you inside our TAKE BETTER PHOTOS IN NAMIBIA online course.


We are Namibia nature photographers, ecologists and wildlife enthusiasts. We've lived, traveled and photographed in Namibia for more than 24 years and undertook hundreds of photo trips to (almost) every corner of the country. As ecologists we spent 13 years in the Etosha National Park, studying the Park's ecology including wildlife behavior and lion population dynamics. Every free minute we spent out in the wild, on a quest to experience unique wildlife behavior and capture it in beautiful photographs. This mission has led to more than 100 000 images, of which we've published our best on postcards, calendars, an Etosha book and a series of Namibia travel guides.


Claudia & Wynand du Plessis

Namibia nature photographers,

ecologists & wildlife enthusiasts


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COURSE CONTENT - Module 1 to 10:

Module 1

Module 1:

Namibia in a nutshell

In Module 1 you’ll get valuable insider knowledge about Namibia’s weather & the photographic conditions throughout the year as well as the best photo times. You’ll learn how to best experience Namibia’s magic, and which crucial travel mistakes you should avoid at all costs to not spoil your photographic journey.

Module 2

Module 2:

Photographic highlights in Namibia

In Module 2 you’ll get an extensive visual overview of the best photo spots in Namibia together with valuable, photo relevant information. This will help you design your dream Namibia trip around your favoured destinations. 

Module 3

Module 3:

Photographic equipment

In Module 3 you’ll find out which camera, lenses & accessories you should bring to Namibia & which important features your equipment must have, so you have a great photographic experience in Namibia & won’t miss great photo opportunities.

Module 4

Module 4:

The secrets to taking

stunning photos in Namibia 

In Module 4 you’ll discover a variety of ways to compose & capture truly extraordinary images in Namibia. You’ll learn about special nature scenes, events & wildlife behavior in Namibia, that make for truly amazing photographs, and how you can use light & various creative ways to capture truly stunning images.

Module 5

Module 5:

Wildlife Photography in Etosha

Inside knowledge of where to find & photograph wildlife

In Module 5  you’ll get to know the grand dynamics within Etosha’s ecosystem as well as the wildlife’s seasonal & daily habits. This will help you to know where to find & photograph its charismatic animals.

Module 6

Module 6:

Wildlife Photography in Etosha

Your photographic routine & photo gear settings for

best wildlife shots

In Module 6 you’ll hear about the specific conditions & regulations in Etosha that will affect your wildlife photography. You’ll also learn the best photo routines & photo gear settings that will enable you to capture Etosha’s wildlife in stunning images.

Module 7

Module 7:

Wildlife Photography in Etosha

Adding creativity to your photos

In Module 7 you’ll discover which light situations in Etosha will greatly inhance you wildlife photography there, and which photographic techniques & ways of composing will transform your images into captivating works of art. 

Module 8

Module 8:

Wildlife Photography in Etosha

Make the most of specific photo situations

to get the best wildlife shots

In Module 8 you’ll get our best insider information on which behaviors of Etosha’s wildlife are especially photogenic and how to read the signs, so that you can anticipate and capture these great wildlife behaviors in amazing images.

Module 9

Module 9:

Landscape photography

in the Sossusvlei area

Your photographic routine & photo gear settings

for best landscape shots

In Module 9 you discover the photo hot spots around Sossusvlei & which photo highlights you can expect during your time of visit. You’ll learn how to plan great photo trips in the area, and which photo gear settings to use for magnificent desert images.

Module 10

Module 10:

Landscape photography

in the Sossusvlei area

Adding creativity to your photos

In Module 10 you’ll discover how to best use the magical desert light for your landscape photography and how to compose & capture the desert’s magnificence in truly stunning images.


Wildlife Photography Course:

Modules 1 to 8

Euro 159.40

Euro 79.70

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The Full Course:

Modules 1 to 10

Euro 199.40

Euro 99.70

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Landscape Photography Course: 

Modules 1 to 4, 9, 10

Euro 159.40

Euro 79.70

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To photographers from NAMIBIA and SOUTH AFRICA:

If you prefer to pay with your local currency in NamDollar or SA Rand we offer you the option to pay into our Namibian bank account. However, the bank transfer time may take several days to show on our account, which means you will only be able to access the TAKE BETTER PHOTOS IN NAMIBIA course content in a few days. If you still want to pay via bank transfer, please write us an email to: 




Payment procedures:

After clicking the BUY NOW button for any of the 3 course options above, you will be redirected to PayPal where you can pay using your PayPal account, or directly with your Credit Card without the need to open an account in PayPal (if you have problems to log in to PayPal using the buttons on this site contact us via email at:

IMPORTANT: After your payment was accepted, go to the home page of Take Better Photos in Namibia and click on the

log in button (blue text on top right of page). As you have not registered before, select sign up then providing your email address and creating your own password. You will then be sent an activation approval by us via email. As soon as you're approved you may start with and go through the TAKE BETTER PHOTOS IN NAMIBIA course at your own time.


Please take note that we activate your course membership manually. We will do this as quickly as possible, but in exceptional cases it may take up to 12 hours after we have received your payment until you can access the course content.

Best value option:

If you choose to only buy the Wildlife Photography Course or the Landscape Photography Course, and later decide to purchase the other one as well, it will cost Euro 40 extra. You will then have paid in effect Euro 119.70 for the full course. We therefore recommend you rather buy the full course from the start and save, especially since you'll likely visit, as most travelers to Namibia do, the desert for mainly landscape photography and Etosha for mainly wildlife photography on the same trip.


With our TAKE BETTER PHOTOS IN NAMIBIA online you'll receive: Videos, Transcripts, Namibia Maps, Photo Highlight eBook, Etosha eBook, Etosha Animal Sightings Map, Sossusvlei Area Map and much more. Here are the details:

  • Videos in HD quality

  • Text Transcript of everything said in the module video

  • All images and text from the video module as a slide presentations

  • Our detailed Namibia Road Map as eBook (modules 1 to 4)

  • Our detailed Etosha Road Map & Photo Gallery as eBook (modules 1 to 8)

  • Our detailed The Namib Desert & Surroundings Map as eBook (modules 1 to 4, 9 & 10)

  • Our Namibia’s Photographic Highlights as eBook (module 2)

  • Our coffee-table book on Etosha as eBook (Etosha – Rhythms of an African Wilderness) (module 5)

  • Best Etosha Waterhole Sightings Map (module 5)

  • FEEL Namibia eBook (module 1)

  • 7 TIPS eBook (module 6)

  • Sunset / Sunrise Time Table of Namibia (modules 1 & 6)

  • Essential requirements of your camera equipment (module 3)

  • Daily Activities of Etosha’s Wildlife (module 5)

  • Photo Gear Settings summary (module 6)

  • Best Wildlife Behaviour Wishlist in Etosha (modules 5 & 8)

  • Detailed Sossusvlei Area Map (module 9)

  • Travel times from Sesriem to the Photo Highlights around Sossusvlei (module 9)

  • What’s the schedule for the course? Can I take it at my own pace?
    The ‘Take Better Photos In Namibia’ Digital Course is a ’10 modules training’ where each module builds upon the last. The content is accessible to you immediately after we have approve your login (and have received your payment). You can take the course at your own pace, either within a few days or spread out over a few weeks, it’s entirely up to yo
  • How is the course content delivered?
    This course offers 100% online learning so you can take the program from anywhere with access to the internet! All modules are delivered as high resolution videos, with the option to download the transcripts & slide presentations, as well as the maps and other resources in pdf format, so you can learn the way that works best for you. In total there are 3,5 hours of video content.
  • I am just starting out in nature photography, is this course for me?"
    Yes! This online course is for anyone who is passionate about capturing the beauty of Africa’s nature in images and wants to improve her/his nature photography on their next visit to Namibia in a significant way. If you apply what you learn in this course, your photography WILL be lifted up to a higher level as our course teaches you to focus on getting great shots, not just ordinary shots.
  • I am a seasoned and experienced nature photographer, is this course still for me?"
    Yes! This online course gives even experienced nature photographers valuable insider knowledge about photographing Namibia’s nature, and it prepares you to be at the best places at the right times of the year and day. You can only get similar knowledge by joining a dedicated photo tour with a professional tour company. However, our training course costs you a fraction of the price and gives you complete freedom to plan your photo safari to fit all of your own needs.
  • What can I expect from the training?
    This is a one-of-a-kind training, unique in style and lessons. No one is offering as much insider knowledge about wildlife & landscape photography in Namibia as this course ‘Take Better Photos In Namibia’. In the course we share concrete, practical & actionable examples for taking great photographs in Namibia. We illustrate our teachings with hundreds of photographs and also give you valuable maps and resources for planning your game drives & photo trips through Namibia optimally.
  • Is there a payment plan?
    We do not offer a payment plan.
  • Do I get permanent access to the course material?
    Yes! You’ll have permanent access to the full training, PLUS you will also have FREE access to any updates & improvements we’ll make to the existing content in the future.
  • What is the refund policy?
    There is NO RISK in enrolling. If you decide the ‘Take Better Photos In Namibia’ course isn’t for you, we offer a refund until maximum 4 days after purchase. This will give you enough time to glance over the video, text and image resources to find out precisely what you will get & if this is for you. We want to make this an easy decision for you. This is our life’s work. We’re confident that if you go through the training and apply what you learn, you’ll see a dramatic transformation in your nature photography and bring home amazing images from your Namibia visit.
  • Will this course save me TIME and MONEY on my photographic journey?
    Absolutely! You are at the right place! Our course ‘Take Better Photos In Namibia’ is a highly specialized & comprehensive course on nature photography in Namibia. It gives you ALL the IMPORTANT photography relevant information you need to arrive best prepared in Namibia and to start capturing your dream images from day one, without wasting time – and money – figuring everything out by yourself. We have: • distilled almost 30 years of insider knowledge & experience of photographing Namibia’s great wildernesses onto the course pages • organized our photographic know-how into step-by-step, easy to follow advice for YOU • scoured through tens of thousands of our Namibia images to select the final 725 photographs that’ll teach you best how to capture stunning wilderness images and • summarized the essential features your photographic equipment should have for wildlife & landscape photography in Namibia, to make it much easier for YOU to bring the right equipment.
  • Will this course also help me to improve my wildlife and landscape photography elsewhere?
    Definitely! Even though the course is focused exclusively on Namibia, the principles & best practices of wildlife & landscape photography that you’ll learn in this course will also apply to many other wilderness destinations in Africa & elsewhere.
  • This course is probably NOT for the following people:
    • people not interested in nature photography. • people only interested in occasional holiday photography with a small compact camera or smart phone only. • people not interested in travelling to Namibia or other wilderness-rich countries in Africa. • people who (think they) know everything there is to know about nature photography in Namibia.
  • All rights reserved by Claudia and Wynand du Plessis
    All rights of ALL the material presented in this course ‘Take Better Photos In Namibia’ remains exclusively with Claudia & Wynand du Plessis. You may use material that is downloadable for your own private use on your own private computer only, but not share, distribute, market, print it (for other than private use), copy and duplicate it to third parties in any way. The training videos are not downloadable, and it is illegal to attempt to copy these videos in any way. They are for viewing only by paying customers of the ‘Take Better Photos In Namibia’ online course.
  • What if I have more questions?
    We’re ready to answer them! Just email us at
  • Disclaimer:
    This course ‘Take Better Photos In Namibia’ is designed to prepare you as best as possible for great nature photography in Namibia. However, we have – of course – no control over the specific photographic conditions – be it the weather, wildlife behavior etc. – during the time of your photographic trip to Namibia. Therefore we cannot guarantee that you will actually have any or all of the great photo opportunities that we describe in the course and also that you’ll actually take stunning photographs. This is out of our hands & we take no responsibility for it.


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There is NO RISK in enrolling for YOU.

If you decide that the ‘Take Better Photos In Namibia’ course isn’t for you, we offer a refund until maximum 5 days after purchase. This will give you enough time to glance over the video, text and image resources to find out precisely what you will get & if this is for you.

We want to make this an easy decision for YOU. This is our life’s work. We’re confident that if you go through the training and apply what you learn, you’ll see a dramatic transformation in your nature photography and bring home amazing images from your Namibia visit.

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