Guest Testimonials

Jonathan and Angela Scott

Andrew you are a gentleman - and your work speaks for you. Keep following that pathway to bliss with energy and creativity - we will always look for your work.

Warm regards - J and A

Sarsha & Jo - Australia

Our trip would not have been complete without Andrew  and spending time with a professional photographer and teacher. Andrew was incredibly generous with his time and knowledge. Both Sarsha and I had the time of our lives learning from Andrew - and spending a lot of time chatting with some very cool bush stories, topped with lots of south african and sarcastic humour.

Andrew allowed us to explore simple but very effective ways of using the camera, and the shots we achieved from the holiday are amazing and very satisfying. We will have the pleasure of enlarging a number of them for framing to capture our memories on our home walls. Each time we look at them, we will have memories galore. We had such fun and gained not only a new love of the camera and taking pictures, but more importantly, a new friend

Philip and Nadine - Switzerland

Andrew is a great teacher and fantastic host. Our time in the bush was spectacular and he did everything in order to make our stay as pleasant and instructive as possible. He met the needs of every photographer on a very individual basis thus maximizing benefits for myself and the other participants. 

Angela and Trevor - United Kingdom

Your professionalism in organising our time to best advantage and you humour in putting up with us made the trip. It was a wonderful trip and ranks really highly amongst the best we've ever done.

Margot Raggett - Remembering Wildlife

" Blown away by the kindness and the lengths our photographers go to for our cause, particularly in such a challenging year.

Thank you so much to all you have done to make a diffeerence to our wildlife.... "

Pie & Marion - Prints for Wildlife

"Thank you all for your generosity and willingness to contribute your work to “Prints for Wildlife”.

Without you this whole fundraiser wouldn’t be possible and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of this!"

Abri Kriegler

Without a doubt one of the wildlife photographers that I always turn to for advice, help or just a chat over a cup of coffee.

Andrew is a great narrator and shares his passion and knowledge through his work.

Finlay MacDonald (age 11) Scotland

They say a picture tells a thousand words.

Having never been on safari before I was keen to learn how to properly capture those exciting moments with my new camera. That night I met Andrew, an enthusiastic teacher with the patience of a saint!

I headed out with Andrew in our own private vehicle and got a one to one session with him. The thing he said that he thought was the most important was composition. We were lucky enough to be able to see the wild dogs, then went on to see two lions taking an power nap. Other sightings included giraffes, a warthog and a guinea fowl in tree. What a morning!

I enjoyed my first session so much that I asked Andrew if he could take me out a second time but in the evening. We were very lucky with our finds as we saw a brown hyena with the remnants of a zebra in it's mouth. We also saw a herd of elephants out on an evening stroll with their newly born calf and two lions that had just killed a wildebeest. 

I had a brilliant time with Andrew.

Roger Machin - Canon South Africa

Canon South Africa has had an on-going partnership with Andrew Aveley for several years. We have had him to present training sessions for beginners , workshops for enthusiasts and presentations to a vast variety of end-users with a very wide range of skill sets.

Andrew has proved to be technically competent to speak to any level of photographer about a very wide range of shooting techniques and styles and is welcome back to any of our events for the future.

When he speaks articulately with a pleasing tongue-in-cheek style that appeals to most photographers. Andrew is equally comfortable talking to small groups in a classroom or event crowds bigger than 1000 in auditoriums. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any photo / video related teaching / presenting environment.

Roger - Getaway Show 2018

Hi Andrew, I attended your workshop at the Getaway Show and I thought I would drop you a couple of lines.


I really enjoyed your workshop for a number of reasons. Probably most significant for me is that I broadly share your approach to wildlife photography - although I do not have your talent and experience. I completely agree with your approach to processing.

I will be following you on FB and will be reading your blogs. Thanks for a great workshop and compliments on the "In the Bag book" - A must for all aspiring photographers."

Mandi Pullen

I have never worked with Andrew, but met him and absolutely in love with his work. A more passionate person you wont find. His life is about photography as well as everything he photographs.

A warrior for all those beautiful animals.

My dream bucket list is to do two things with him, photograph the quiver trees in Namibia and do a migration tour to the Masa Mara.

Learning from such a master would be a privilege!!!!!

Rod Herring

Andrew has always proven to be a thoroughly professional wild life photography guide in our interactions with him.

Has a great passion for his chosen craft

Liesl Koch

Fantastic photographic guide. I have been on this journey from the day Andrew found his love for the African Bush and photography.

I can highly recommend him as a guide.

He is leading a safari for me in October in the Sabie Sands and my party can't wait to learn more from him.

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling.

If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

Sir Don McCullin