Category: Photographic Tips

Your Wildlife Images Reviewed | Episode 3

In the “Your Wildlife Images reviewed” series we look at edited wildlife images sent through by guests and followers of Wild Eye. Our Wild Eye Team will look at your processed images and give constructive feedback on the images and any further edits that could be considered to improve the image. In this series you will not only get some advice on processing your images in Lightroom, but we will…

Your Wildlife Images Reviewed | Episode 2

In the "Your Wildlife Images reviewed" series we look at edited wildlife images sent through by guests and followers of Wild Eye. Our Wild Eye Team will look at your processed images and give constructive feedback on the images and any further edits that could be considered to improve the image. In this series you will not only get some advice on processing your images in Lightroom, but we will…

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Why you should consider cropping vertical for Instagram

When it comes to capturing attention on social media, you don't have much time to make an impression. In fact, most people will only spend a fraction of a second looking at your post, so you want to maximize that time spent in every way. One of the best ways to do this is to consider cropping vertical for Instagram. A photo in portrait orientation gives your photo more 'real estate'…

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Timing is EVERYTHING…

When it comes to photography and wildlife photography in particular, timing is everything. In wildlife photography there are so many variables that are out of our control, this means that when something is happening, our timing needs to be spot on in order to capture the image that we are after. In today's blog I am going to be sharing 3 images all taken from the same sighting and all…

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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…