From the Blog
This week, I am at Zibulo colliery photographing South African birds at water-level. I show my settings and techniques for photographing fast moving birds, both on the wing and in the water. I also show you the Zibulo Colliery hides, some of the best and least known hides in South Africa.
Softer skills in African Wildlife Photography are probably more important than gear. Here are 5 simple techniques that I have come to rely on when I photograph big game in Africa.
This week I go looking for afternoon thunder clouds at Rietvlei nature Reserve but I have to change course as the storms don’t develop. I end up shooting in soft evening light instead and have to make the best of it.
Floating a thousand feet above the Masai Mara in a multicoloured balloon is supposed to be fun. Right?
Liuwa plains is remote, beautiful and hard to get to. Long may it last!
Here’s a video of the trip and also a tutorial on my top secret technique for photographing nightscapes.
Lightroom ingest sucks. the standard edit-out workflow sucks more!! In this quick tip I explain the Edit-In workflow for image import to Lightroom
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?
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