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Portrait photos at the beach with a German globetrotter

Travelling is in some people’s blood. Having portrait photos at the beach when you’ve journeyed across continents can be a great way to commemorate it.

Making portrait photos at the beach is a fantastic way to record your memories from a once in a lifetime trip. So much time and money goes into planning, researching and carrying out your big adventure that it can be easy to forget to stop and smell the sea breeze.

There are some locations along the African East Coast that are virtually untouched. Visiting these places can make you feel like you’ve come to a paradise at the end of the world. The sand is a gorgeous golden colour and the sea is the kind turquoise blue you think you’ll only ever see on a travel program.

Most of these places are also blissfully free of crowds. You might be lucky if you see a tourist or two. Mostly you’ll see local fisherman taking advantage of the low tides. The days are hot and the evenings are warm and a BBQ on the beach is the perfect way to end the day.

A suggested day

Food is the freshest it can be, which is sourced from the sea the same day, and cooked with Swahili spices. Couple the food with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc as you put your feed in the sand. Light a bonfire on the beach and then settle in for some star gazing. The Southern Cross constellation is particularly bright in this part of the world.

Swimming is a pleasure here, and if you’re lucky you’ll spot the odd sea turtle frolicking in the surf. If you do surf, you’re bound to share the water with these beautiful and majestic creatures. It is also on this same coast that you can actually attend a hatching.

Watch a Turtle hatching

Hatchings occur at specific times of year and are open to the public for a small donation. An hour from the city, you can witness baby Sea Turtles make their way into the very waves you’ve been swimming in. It’s truly an unforgettable experience.

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Practical Information

If you are considering a Portrait Photography session abroad and would like to know more, please contact me on hello(@)cjeklund.com or directly through the Contact section of this site, located in the top right corner of the main menu.

To see other Portrait photography sessions photographed with Kodak Portra 400 you can visit this link.

To attend a Sea Turtle hatching in Dar es Salaam, contact Sea Sense to make a booking.

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Photo Safari Workshop in Arusha

Safaris don’t always have to be about the animals, you can take a Photo Safari Workshop and learn how to tell a more coherent and interesting story.

When most people think of a photo safari workshop, they immediately think of all the animals they’re likely to see. Lions, Elephants, Giraffe, Zebra, and it’s easy to get carried away. For most people, taking a safari is a once in a life time adventure. So focusing on the animals is only natural.

But what happens when they come home and realise they focused TOO much on the animals and forgot to document everything else? They can end up with a million photos of a lion, and no real reason to show them to anyone.

A Photo Safari Workshop with CJE is different. We focus not only on all the incredible animals, but also teach you to look beyond the impulse to take a million photos of a lion. We teach you to look at your WHOLE situation. What else is happening around the lion. Who else is there with you. How you got there. If there are amazing landscapes you’re overlooking or gorgeous flowers on the ground. We teach you to tell a story with your images about WHY and HOW you came across that lion. To document the story of the whole day so that when you do go home and tell your friends and family about your Safari, you can illustrate all the stories you have from the trip. This not only helps to safeguard your memory, but it also makes for a great experience for your friends and family.

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Practical Information

If you are considering joining a photo safari workshop and would like to know more, please contact me on hello(@)cjeklund.com. You can also say hello directly through the Contact section of this site, located in the top right corner of the main menu.

Arusha National Park is located in northern Tanzania and you can find more information by clicking this link.

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