Embark on a Namibia Expedition to Photograph the Milky Way (the PhotoPills Way)

By Rafael Pons

We’re going to Namibia...

Are you in?

From September 2nd to September 16th, 2018 we (the PhotoPills team) will be traveling around Namibia to photograph the Milky Way along with the soul of this African gem...

One of the darkest skies in the planet!

Of course, we’ll be taking photos all day long, but...

Can you imagine it?

To photograph the Milky Way with elephants, lions, giraffes, rock formations, millenary red dunes, the Himba and Bushmen tribes, petrified forests, shipwrecks...

We’re dreaming about it!

To achieve it, we’ll use the planning power of PhotoPills and the expert knowledge of our native guide to always be at the right place at the right time.

Top secret: we have quite a few legendary shots planned already ;)

It can be done!

The 2013 Astrophotographer of the Year, Mark Gee, did it in Kenya (you can see his magic in the photo above)...

We’ll do it in Namibia!

Who is in?

Applications will open very (very) soon. For now, please sign up for priority access through the following application form telling us about yourself and what you’d like to learn in this exciting photography experience!

You’ll be the first to be notified when the bookings for the 2018 PhotoPills Expedition to Namibia are officially open. Promised! 

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Do you want an example of how huge this will be?

This is a glimpse to what happened in the PhotoPills Expedition to Iceland... But we had so many adventures and so much fun... We can’t wait for Namibia!

But you don’t have to take our word for granted. Here’s what some PhotoPillers say about the PhotoPills adventures:

“I went to Iceland expecting to have the opportunity to photograph the marvelous landscape and master nightscapes. What I encountered was so much more – 14 kindred souls from across the globe who share a passion for photography. Together we expanded our creative boundaries, learned from one another and had an insane amount of fun in the process. I am confident that everyone came away from the experience a better photographer.” - Warren Hatch, USA

“From the very moment the guys from PhotoPills announced the expedition to Iceland... I didn’t think it twice! I was using PhotoPills but not at its full capacity, so I had no better chance to learn from the creators of this amazing app. The experience was even more amazing than anything I could have imagined. In Iceland, I discovered a bunch of folks as crazy about photography as I am. I had a blast!

Photography is a continuous learning process, you always find something new that motivates you to improve. And this adventure made me improve more than I could imagine.” - Leonardo Villa, Colombia

"The PhotoPills guys know how to create a fantastic experience. They bring an infectiously fun energy and are always willing to drop some handy photography knowledge on you that you will take with you. You take their trip and you'll for sure have a good time, get some amazing pics and leave a better photographer." - Patrick Rory , Canada

“During my experience in Iceland I lived wonderful moments and had surprises that were beyond the expected. It completely exceeded my initial expectations! Sharing knowledge, experiences and ways of working and living photography with such a great group has been one of the most enriching life experiences I have ever had.

Who he said that learning and knowledge sharing can not be wonderfully fun?” - Carlos F. Vásquez, Colombia

“I can't say enough about what a fantastic time I had during the PhotoPills Iceland photo tour! The guys from PhotoPills and Donal Boyd were so knowledgeable, accommodating, and especially lots of fun. Never a dull moment – nonstop action and shooting of amazing landscapes for 10 days. I came away with enough images and memories to last a lifetime!” Jana Kalous, Canada


Credits: Cover Photo by Mark Gee

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