The concept for the PhotoMoto workshops came to me while doing a long motorcycle summer trip from South Florida to the end of the road in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in 2013. After 19,000 miles and 10 weeks on the road, I came back home with thousands of images for an upcoming photo book. I met with several people doing the same trip, riding their motorcycles from all corners of the US, Canada, and even more distant parts of the world. One way or the other, almost all riders I met were trying to document their trips, so they would be able to relive the moments and tell the story to their families and friends. Some knew their way with a camera, many others didn’t. For those who wish they could bring back home more special photographs, a combination of an exquisite motorcycle tour and a dedicated, professional photography workshop couldn’t work any better.
I’m very pleased to announce the first PhotoMoto Africa, a photography workshop on two wheels, touring South Africa and Swaziland, from Sept 26 to Oct 9, 2015. This custom designed motorcycle tour will be operated by one of the most prestigious companies in the world of motorcycle tour providers, Ayres Adventures, with over 12 years of expertise offering out-of-the-ordinary two-wheel travels to many bucket-list destinations around the world.
PhotoMoto Africa will be 14-day adventure, leaving Johannesburg and riding through a variety of different regions to experience some of the best Africa has to offer, including visits to wildlife reserves like the Kruger National Park, the most well known game reserve in South Africa and home to the African Big 5 animals. We will ride around 2,000 miles in two weeks, stopping along the way for many photography opportunities. At the end of the day, we will have on-camera sessions for reviewing and critiquing the images of the day, together with very helpful lessons on how to further process digital images using dedicated imaging software like Adobe’s Photoshop© and Lightroom©. As we ride and absorb all the beauty around us, our collection of images will grow, and by the end of the tour, we will have covered topics like composition, lighting, photography fundamentals, camera settings and the use of different lenses, as well as a solid base to post-processing your photographs.
With the PhotoMoto workshops, I would like to offer you this unique mix of two great passions. You can check all the details for the 2015 Africa tour and reserve a place directly at the Ayres Adventures website, by clicking HERE. Having recently toured South Africa and Swaziland with them, I was able to experience first-hand what Ayres is proud to offer to their growing list of enthusiastic clients from all over the world. You can check the full post and photos from this trip HERE.