From the Blog
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.
Limited Edition Prints
African Wildcat - Fine art colour print limited to 125
Cape Gannet - Fine art colour print limited to 125
Yellow Egret - Fine art black and white print limited to 50
Dawn at Garub - Fine art colour print limited to 125
Caracal at Langklaas - Fine art black and white print limited to 50