A good photograph

… is knowing where to stand.

Taking a picture

… is savoring life intensely every hunderedth of a second.

A true photograph

… need not be explained nor can it be contained in words.

Color is descriptive

… Black and white is interpretive.

There are no rules

… for good photographs. There are only good photographs.

Skills in 

… photography are aquired by practice and not by purchase.

The camera is an excuse

… to be something you otherwise don’t belong. It gives connection and a point of seperation.

When your heart jumps

… every time your camera locks focus…. you’ve become a photographer.

Holistic nature Safaris

Strike the ideal balance between adventure, ensuring each photographer’s complete engagement with his environment.

Photo Workshops

The quickest way to learn the tricks of the trade is to schedule a private or  group tuition session with Johan Scott.

Fly-in Packages

Venture to see more creatures and vegetation throughout southern and central African Destinations such as Rwanda and Uganda.

Love and passion for the African continent…

inspired the creation of JS Safari Photo where we want you to experience this extraordinary continent, as we have, with its breathtaking scenery, diversity of wildlife, and a place where photographers can capture the most amazing images.

our Safaris

 

the love ...

Our safaris take an holistic approach to nature photography in order to not only create a visual record of event, but to capture the essence of Africa and indeed each individual location.

the guidance ...

J S Safari Photo offer fully guided, tailor made self participating camping safaris with fully equipped safari vehicles. A minimum of 6 people can be accommodated in two safari vehicles.  Mentorship and guidance, under leadership of Johan Scott

the passion ...

All our safaris strike the ideal balance between adventure, visiting idyllic photographic nature destinations, and spending sufficient time at each destination to ensure each photographer’s complete engagement with his environment.

Johan Scott

Owner and Guide

your GUIDE

Johan <strong><em>Scott</em></strong> ...

Johan are the owner of J S Safari Photo with it base situated in the greater Kruger National Park and is, as such, exposed to some of the best nature and wildlife photography opportunities in South Africa.  Johan’s extensive knowledge of the African bush, its vegetation and its creatures, big and small, combined with excellent photographic skills, make him the ideal companion and guide on a photographic safari.

His photographic ventures have taken him throughout southern and central Africa, where he has also tracked the Lowland-Gorillas in the DRC and Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda. Johan is an all-rounder.  This is evident from his varied qualifications and professional membership. Johan is an all-rounder.  This is evident from his varied qualifications and professional membership. He is an associate member of PSSA (Photographic Society of South Africa); a qualified field guide and member of FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa).

Johan’s comprehensive knowledge of the birds of Southern Africa is clearly illustrated in his portfolio.

No wonder that his forte is bird photography, which requires patience, tenacity and a firm knowledge of birds and their behavior. Johan is also known to be a equipment junky and to this extent have wide knowledge on the latest photography equipment and their operation.

Impressionist 
photography…

01 Unique

is a unique genre that encourages artists to break the rules.

02 Creative

Blurred subjects, movements, crooked lines – use them all in this creative process.

03 Style

The impressionist style might look complicated, but it’s actually quite easy to master.

favourite quotes

“Photography gives you the opportunity to use your sensibility and everything you are to say something about and be part of the world around you. In this way, you might discover who you are, and with little luck, you might discover something much larger than yourself.”

“A photograph is just a tiny slice of a subject. A piece of them in a moment. It seems presumptuous to think you can get more than that.”

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…. they are made with the eye, heart and head.”

“It is the wild places, where the edge of the earth meets the corners of the sky, the human spirit is fed.”

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“Which of my photographs is my favourite?

The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”

Imogen Cunningham

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Committed to People, Committed to that next photo…

Overland Destinations

Kgalagadi, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Greater Kruger, Pilanesberg.

Fly-in Destinations

Central Africa – Rwanda and Uganda

J S Safari Photo specialise in developing affordable, custom-tailored Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Greater Kruger, Mozambique and South Africa safaris/birding/photographic safaris for our clients. Including private small group safaris from South Africa as well as private tailor-made safaris according to your personal preferences.

Botswana <strong><em>Overland</em></strong>

Botswana covered in 90% savanna, varying from shrub savanna in the southwest in the dry areas to tree savanna consisting of trees and grass in the wetter areas.

Botswana &<strong><em> Zimbabwe</em></strong>

Botswana is known for its wildlife diversity with parks such as Chobe, Savuti, Linyanti, Moremi with the Khwai area, Central Kalahari and the Okavango Delta…

Kruger & <strong><em>Ximongwe</em></strong>

The Escarpment along the eastern edge of South Africa separates the temperate grasslands of the Highveld from the sun-baked savannas of the Lowveld.

Mozambique <strong><em>Scuba</em></strong>

Beaches, beaches and more beaches. White sand, sparkling turquoise waters, and  palms fronds swaying in a tropical sea breeze.

Mozambique <strong><em> Safari</em></strong>

Fringed by some 2,500km of lush Indian Ocean coastline, not to mention dozens of beautiful offshore islands, Mozambique has little competition.

Namibia & <strong><em>Kgalagadi</em></strong>

Dominated by the Namib Desert.  Africa’s most thinly populated country enthrals with its immense arid landscapes, bountiful wildlife and ancient rock art.

AND OUR ALL NEW...

Photo <em><strong>Workshops</strong> </em>for ALL photographers!

Keen to share his experience of 20 years in wildlife photography with you…

We are offering photographic workshops at Ximongwe River and Safari Camps where accomadation will be available for your stay. The quickest way to learn the tricks of the trade is to schedule a private or  group tuition session with him where he shares his knowledge with you in an personal and relaxed setting, covering topics such as camera settings, field techniques, computer and software setup, post processing.

Staying at Ximongwe River and Safari Camps, he accompanies you on game drives (game drive vehicle equiped with camera support systems) or walks where he is also the guide and will help you practice the field techniques that he has refined through many years behind his cameras at various locations in southern Africa. The setting at Ximongwe River and is ideal for this type of workshop as the camp is situated on the bank of the Olifants River with ample opportunity for birds in flight and wildlife visiting the river on a constant basis. Contact Johan for a quotation on your photo workshop or overland safari.

Let’s talk about your idea

2 + 2 =

Email <strong><em>Us</em></strong>

Enquiries: johan@ximongwesafaris.com

Visit our <strong><em>Websites</em></strong>

JS Safari Photo Web:
jssafariphoto.co.za

Ximongwe Safari Camp Web:
ximongwesafaris.com

Where <strong><em>are we</em></strong>

Plot 73 Parsons Nature Reserve
KT 155, Hoedspruit District
Mopani, Limpopo
South Africa

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