Andrew Aveley Wildlife Photographer & Guide

You should know I love sharing my knowledge, experience and passion. To experience the true moments of Africa , I offer personal guidance, photography mentorship, personal travel experiences and unbridled Wildlife Photography or Safari experiences …..

Are you ready to start a journey of light?

Do you want to experience more than just taking a photo when you are in the bush, if so the lets #changethenarrative and create a new way of learning and growing your passion of capturing light. If you feel you are ready for the next step in your photography, let me plan an experience that you will not forget, regret but remember for many many years.

My workshops, mentorship experiences or safaris are comprised of things that you won’t find on youtube or google, and for that matter anywhere else in the world of wildlife photography. You don’t have to start at the most remote, exclusive or amazing destination money can buy to understand light and connect with Africa. Passion and creativity is found where ever you are. I love sharing and creating photographers who can connect with nature and understand the beauty of African Light.

The camera brand you use is also not relevant to understanding what I share. I don’t intimidate or criticise your choices of equipment but will ensure you can see the amazing beauty in front of you instead. The use of light is key and the editing process is second only to this key factor.

Conservation has a special place in my heart so I enjoy using my passion to help where possible.

Please consider joining me on a #journeyoflight

Andrew Aveley – My Journey of Light

21 years ago I encountered the creative beauty of the world through the lens, for the first time. The value of visual storytelling took hold of my artistic imagination and has developed ever since. The love affair I started with the African bush created the foundation of the photographic journey I will continue pursuing. 

The peaks of mountain ranges can loom highest, yet the smallest flower or insect can capture my creativity in the same magnitude. Flora, fauna or angry ocean waves speak in light to me, and guide my creativity, to capture a moment that tells more than just a story: to make the emotion that I felt reality to whoever appreciates my vision… 

Nature speaks with many sounds and a voice we try to learn, but silence always falls in Africa. This absence of sound is the canvas in which I start to paint with light, the smallest movement caught in the first breeze of golden light is my starting point each day I go out. Not knowing what beauty of Earth I will see will continuously excite me. Capturing that one amazing moment is always possible, yet the memory of just watching can also be more powerful…

Capturing and composing light is personal to the eyes that see, but faced with technology learning to be in unison with the equipment we hold is vitally important. To tell a true story of Africa, understanding my tools has become vital, and sharing this knowledge to inspire creativity has become my goal. Forever aspect of knowledge I pass on, another memory can be immortalised in time, with meaning that has personal qualities. This is a worthy gift, and a part of myself I will always give away. 

A photographic journey is a moment that can be lost forever but captured in a single frame, in a language that only the memory can translate. An image that can translate this language and live with you forever is proof that sharing the love of light is the reason that I create photography

Andrew Aveley African Wildlife Photographer has professional skills that will enhance any student or guests, understanding, experience or knowledge in their photographic journey. Below is a list of a few of those that could be of important use to you.

Wildlife Photographer & Guide


With 15 years experience Andrew is the perfect specialist guide and trainer to share a safari with.

African Safari Specialist


Extensive knowledge Namibia, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Landscape Photography


Andrew is also a accomplished landscape photographer and leads bespoke adventures only.

DSLR & Mirrorless Specialist


Andrew is a recognised Canon trainer and endorsed by the team at Canon South Africa.

Art of Composition


The basis for all images is composition and building an image is vital.

Black & White Photography


Learn to create Black & White images in camera and then with software.

Canon Digital Photo Professional



Adobe Professional



NIK Collection Professional