Month: March 2019

Behind The Frame Episode 28

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Andrew takes us through the edits applied to an image of a Western Lowland Gorilla taken in The Republic of The Congo. Andrew Beck

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Why choose a photographic safari?

What is the difference between a safari and a photographic safari? and why should you choose a photographic safari? To many the mere words ''Photo Safari'' can be quite intimidating and automatically off putting if the individual isn't photographically inclined. If you are one of those individuals, I hope that this blog puts your mind at ease. This is a question that us guides get asked on a frequent basis…

My Top Ten Favorite Travel Apps

The way we travel has changed and I cannot imagine how I would do what I do now without my iPhone. In this new video I share my ten favorite applications that I use when I travel.  You'll see I didn't include any social media apps as, nice and awesome as they are, they don't add any real world value apart from sharing your images and journey. KnowRoaming TripIt Google…

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Growing As A Photographer

Something that I have found that comes up quite often lately is, how do I grow as a photographer? How do I become a better photographer? Well, there is no set in stone, stock standard way to get better. There are multiple ways for one to improve on your skills and to learn new techniques as a photographer. Let’s take a look at some of the main things that first…

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The Kopjes of the Serengeti – A Wildlife Photographers Paradise

kopje (n) Pronounced: kop·je  \ ˈkä-pē \ Variants: koppie, kopjie Definition: a small usually rocky hill especially on the African veld For Photographers:  the EXACT kind of elevated feature that you would like to photograph predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs. These granite rock formations were formed when the soft volcanic rock and ash that covers Serengeti were eroded away to expose the extremely old metamorphic rock below. Standing majestically around plains of savannah…

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The Pro’s and Cons of using Teleconverters

I shared this post on a recent Instagram story and received a couple of questions from followers asking about the use of converters. The Pro's The most obvious benefit of using a teleconverter on a lens is that it multiplies your focal length - duh. This allows you to transform something like a 400mm lens into 560mm (1.4x), 680mm (1.7x) or 800mm (2x).  The benefit of this is that you can…

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Two Tips That Will Improve Your Photography

Though out recent years DSLR technology has become more readily available and is increasing by the day. Due to this fact, more people have become photography enthusiasts, particularly focusing on wildlife photography. It could just be that they are serious hobbyists or folk building their future hoping to reach professional levels. Who knows? For most who start off have no idea how a DSLR camera works and what it is…

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What is Panning and Radial Blur?

What is Panning and Radial Blur? Why would we want to do it? Panning and Radial blur are photographic techniques which revolve around slow shutter speeds and movement. It requires a lot of practice and patience but is really fun to play around with especially when light is not on your side. In this blog, I am going to discuss the principle of these two techniques as well as share…

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The Hwange Lion Conservation safari

Despite having hosted several conservation focussed safaris in the past (mainly focussed on rhino notching) I knew that this particular safari was going to be very different. What I didn't know was just how different and how much of an emotional roller-coaster ride it would be. The concept of the safari was simple. Gather a group of people who were interested in adding a conservation education and contribution element to…