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Creating a diverse portfolio

One of the things that a lot of photographers struggle with, is to create a diverse portfolio. So many time either travelling to the same destination numerous times or photographing a particular subject the same way over and over again, photographers can often fall into the trap of doing the same thing time and time again. There are numerous ways of creating a more diverse portfolio, and I will highlight…

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye - Star Photography

How to Photograph Stars

I've always been of the belief that the more you know the better it gets and that goes for a photo safari or trip to the bush as well. Knowing animal behaviour, or having someone with you that does, will make it easier to anticipate the shot.  Knowing how to use your camera, or having someone with you that can guide, will mean you get better images.  Knowing the call…

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye - Great Migration - River Crossing

How to Photograph A River Crossing

People often think that the more subjects you have to photograph the easier it is.  On the contrary, it's way more difficult and this is never more evident than when trying to photograph thousands upon thousands of wildebeests crossing the Mara River. From a pure visual point of view a river crossing is quite spectacular and makes for amazing wildlife photography but it can be difficult to know where to…