Tips for Nature and Wildlife Photography
By Will Goodlet
A.I. Post processing will have a revolutionary impact but how will it affect your lens choice?
There’s more to an empty frame than meets the eye…I’ve been busy exploring composition.
Photographing the timeless landscape at Kubu Island in central Botswana is a wonderful experience. Photographing it on film is even better…
Lightroom Smart Collections are a powerful tool to manage workflows
Using custom mode to maximise photographic opportunities in wildlife photography.
Night sky photography at Kubu Island.
There is always something fascinating about hubris, especially for photographers, perhaps it just looks awesome in print?
So what's the right stuff to have for Birds-in-flight (BIF)? Like most things in photography, the answer is as long as a piece of string. So let's step back from the gear a little and discuss the birds. That's what we are interested in after all!
My camera was lying to me about shutter speeds! I had to scratch my head a little to figure out what was going on.
Persistence and Patience are two of the best weapons in the wildlife photographer’s arsenal
Do you still print your photographs? There is something special about holding a print in our hands. In fact, I think it is probably more special now than it has ever been before because it happens so rarely!
Adventures with film in the digital age. Rediscovering film as an older digital shooter has been an amazing experience. The subtle differences in the ways both mediums work has inspired me to think much more deeply about the way I take photographs.
Is social media killing your creativity or inspiring it?
Photographic ideas should inform gear choices but quite often it’s the other way around.
Does a photograph really need an audience? I am not so sure it does.
A Timelapse Film of Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa.
Sometimes a zoom is a wonderful tool to have in the bag but what if you don’t? Can you get by without one?
Learning to love Manual Mode can really add to our creative options. Find out how I use it in my photography.
Landscapes are majestic testaments to geology and geomorphology. Part of the wonderful planet we call home. But, at least for me, they are terrifying. Each with a character of their own that inspires dread and fear.
Searching for the beautiful and charismatic Sentinel Rock Thrush in the Suikerbosrand Hills, South Africa.
The Marievale project. Sometimes there’s no budget for travel to exotic locations and local spots are best. I’ve been spending a lot of my time at Marievale. You can check in here from time to time to see what’s turned up.
Marievale is a famous spot for bird photography in South Africa. Located just outside the town of Nigel it's an hour's drive from Johannesburg and a great place to visit for the day.
How to make your own copy stand for scanning or digitising film negatives or positives.
Learn not to trust your camera's meter! Exposing to the right can radically improve the noise characteristics of an image.
Ever wanted to know how to make ground glass for view cameras and negative scan carriers? Here's a quick how to!
With the rain tapping a tune on the iron roof outside, I'm reminded of a visit to Tsendze rustic camp in the Kruger at the beginning of the rainy season. The Mopane was in fresh leaf and the Impala were dropping in a beautiful, bright green, world.
Is it time to go Mirrorless? The Olympus OMD EM-1 Mark ii makes a strong case for abandoning the DSLR but how does it do in real life in the field?
With the new generation of high density, high pixel-count DSLR's, Pixel blur is becoming a larger issue in telephoto photography.
The Namib, the 'Vast Place' of the Nama, is a harsh, lonely and unforgiving desert on the southwestern edge of Africa. It is also one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
Photographing a great beast struggling to breathe in a body separated from a carcass only by its flickering heartbeat, seems indecent. A last invasion of what should be a private time.
The Southern Hemisphere offers some of the best opportunities to photograph the night sky anywhere in the world! With over 80% of the world's population now living in light polluted areas and with over 1/3 not able to see the Milky Way - photographing stars in Africa is fast becoming the best way to do it.
The 'secret' water-level hides at Zibulo Colliery, South Africa make for some spectacular bird photography.
Flying right out of legend the Bearded Vultures of the Drakensberg are some of the most exciting and beautiful birds to photograph in Souther Africa.
Bee-eaters are a wonderful group of birds. Colourful and full of character they must be very high on most bird photographer's bucket lists.
Are you overdosing on your Facebook Newsfeed? Here's a few ways to take back control.
Is digital photography a freedom or a curse? In my own photographic life, perhaps a little of both.
Prompted by a discussion about the merits of gear on Facebook, I decided to try out two cameras - one costing R450 and the other just R170.
Revisiting film has revitalised my photography in ways that I never imagined. Am I in love?
Ever struggled with knowing how to process images for Facebook? I have. In this post I share all that I have learned on Facebook image optimisation in 2017.