Category: Photographic Tips

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Muscle Memory Is Vital

Let me start this blog with an image I took on a recent Madikwe Safari; Yes; my guest was knitting a sock while out on safari! In the video below I explain why I used the image above as the reference image for this blog;   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gWnyXZqEKk[/embedyt]   I do hope this helps & motivates YOU to get to better grips with your gear. Until next time; Happy Snapping!…

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It’s all about the eyes

There are many contributing factors that make a good wildlife image a great one.  The light, the subject, the background and for me one of the most important factors are the eyes. Often when filtering through a particular scene or sighting you will immediately notice that the images that have your subject's eyes open are a lot more attractive than when the eyes are closed or about to close.  When…

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Adopting the SAFE mode in Wildlife Photography

Have you recently started your photographic journey and found it tough to know where to start? Heard all these technical terms such as Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed etc but no idea what it is? GREAT!  This will help you! On a recent Privately Guided safari I hosted to Madikwe Game Reserve, Hwange National Park and Mana Pools, I found an easy way to explain the basics of wildlife photography to…

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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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Basics Behind Spotlight Photography

This is a topic that always has plenty of discussions around it. On my recent safari my guests and I discussed it, how to use the spotlight to your advantage, what the camera settings should be and how to manipulate your camera in different situations while using a spotlight to get the best results. For many photographers, when the light starts to fall and the sun begins to set, they…

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Negative Space vs Wasted Space

What are the differences? Us as the photographic facilitators on a safari do not only constantly remind our guests of their camera settings but of the composition/framing and one thing I often say is remember your “negative space”. Negative space is the space that you as photographer should leave in front your subject if it to look/move into as seen below; [caption id="attachment_5051" align="alignnone" width="567"] As you would of seen,…

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Basics Behind Spotlight Photography

This is a topic that always has plenty of discussions around it. On my recent safari my guests and I discussed it, how to use the spotlight to your advantage, what the camera settings should be and how to manipulate your camera in different situations while using a spotlight to get the best results. For many photographers, when the light starts to fall and the sun begins to set, they…