Category: Photographic Tips

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Tech vs Creativity

This is a discussion that always comes up at some point during a photographic safari, how important is it to stay on top of the latest and greatest cameras & lenses and how big a part does your creativity play in your photographic journey? Personally I don't believe that a newer camera will automatically result in better images...  Yes upgrading your camera gear certainly does have it's benefits, and here's…

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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…

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Angles, Results, Reactions

Hello everyone Today I will be sharing images with you that are related to this blog title. In photography, we mostly shoot anything that catches our eye but while you're shooting, always remember to plan the shots well in advance. A good start will be to decide on the perfect angle and elements of the particular frame. Angles; In this case we will be displaying the lower angle. PLEASE only…

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Shooting into the Light

In wildlife photography, we as photographers are constantly chasing good light! Yes, light varies a lot when out in the field and is just one of those things that is out of our control, so we need to be able to assess light and utilize it to the best of our ability. Majority of the time, it is a photographers dream to have golden light at our backs while we…

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A Look Into The Darker Side

A few weeks back, prior to an adventure into East Africa's world renowned and now recently named "The Greatest Game Reserve in the World"; the Masai Mara I decided to change things up on my Instagram feed slightly. Instead of random imagery I decided to put a theme to the week which in this case focused more on Low-Key type of images. Some even may refer to them as being…

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The 12 and a half hour game drive

How often have you found yourself trawling through Instagram or any other photo sharing platform and stopping to think about the planning or time that went into capturing an image? Compared to other genres of photography, wildlife photographers often have very little time and options when it comes to planning their shot. Or do we? This post is all about the better part of 7 hours spent in the company…

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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…