Wildlife Safari Tours - Photography in Southern African Game Reserves
Ed Braz Photography is a Photo Safari Tour service for travelers to photograph animals in their natural environment in Southern Africa.
Whether you’re a novice, an amateur or a seasoned professional, you will learn new skills and find unlimited opportunities to practice your craft on tour groups with no more than 6 guests. The small size offers maximum flexibility in tracking the animals and in adapting each day’s activities to the wishes of the group.
Ed Braz Photography takes care of all the logistics enabling you to immerse yourself in the safari experience and focus only on getting the best images. One fee includes all transportation, accommodation, meals, photography workshops and the guidance of a professional photographer.
South Africa is a wildlife photographer’s dream. The natural beauty of the landscape, the incredible wildlife, the untamed wilderness – there is much to see and photograph. Ed Braz Photography guarantees an incredible experience, all capable of being captured in your very own iconic photographs for you to enjoy.
About the person
I was born in South Africa. I lived there for most of my life having moved to the USA in 2012.
I was interested, from a young age, in the art of photography. The recording of events seemed to be a magical activity – the image of a fleeting moment was recorded for posterity. This action of recording history became so much more powerful as I saw a white piece of paper gather dark spots in a developing room. It was awesome and I was hooked on photography.
I was the extramural events photographer for the school magazine during the last 2 years at high school. While I was always close to a camera, this interest had to be tempered by the reality of earning a living and was relegated to the level of hobby for too many years. I spent 15 years as a management consultant working in both Europe & South Africa, focused on opportunities in Small Businesses and, as an entrepreneur, focused on helping new and struggling businesses become established and self-sustaining.
Over the last 7 years I chose to move away from the corporate treadmill and concentrate on photography. Living less than 4 hours away from the Kruger Park, it was easy to photograph wildlife in a natural setting at the drop of a hat. This interest morphed into travelling with friends over weekends to photograph wildlife in its natural habitat and today I have a formalized calendar of outings for guests wanting to combine a personally led photographic safari with travel to a foreign country.
I am an avid conservationist and it pains me to hear of the slaughter of animals. Specifically I am perturbed by the trend in wildlife decimation that is taking place in Africa. The annual worldwide trade in wildlife exceeds $17 billion fueling conflict, terrorism and other serious criminal activities. Rhino horn is consumed mostly in Asia, despite being illegal, to cure cancer, ingrown toenails, skin ailments, erectile dysfunction, headaches and is seen as a remedy for any conceivable malady. Scientifically rhino horn has no demonstrable medicinal benefits. When we consider that the horn is genetically similar to human nails, are we surprised that the myth is propagated by traditional custom, avarice and greed of intermediaries, poachers and traders?
I support the anti-poaching struggle – it is one of my personal projects to spread the word of this universal calamity to as many people as possible with a view to counter the practices.