From the Blog
It’s only human nature to value something that is hard won and the same is true of photography. Especially when it feels as if you aren’t getting anywhere.
That’s what it felt like for me on a recent trip to Ndumo, a small game reserve along the Pongola river and border with Mozambique.
Are filters still relevant for wildlife photographers in the digital age? I certainly believe they are. In this post I talk about some of the ways that I use filters in my photography.
Here’s a quick and easy way for us wildlife and bird photographers to blur busy backgrounds using Photoshop. Let’s make some groovy bokeh!
In a quest to become more effective as a photographer and more deeply involved with photography as a craft, I am quitting my social media accounts. They are a total waste of time. Time I can better spend elsewhere.
This week, I am at Zibulo colliery photographing South African birds at water-level. I show my settings and techniques for photographing fast moving birds, both on the wing and in the water. I also show you the Zibulo Colliery hides, some of the best and least known hides in South Africa.
Softer skills in African Wildlife Photography are probably more important than gear. Here are 5 simple techniques that I have come to rely on when I photograph big game in Africa.
This week I go looking for afternoon thunder clouds at Rietvlei nature Reserve but I have to change course as the storms don’t develop. I end up shooting in soft evening light instead and have to make the best of it.
Floating a thousand feet above the Masai Mara in a multicoloured balloon is supposed to be fun. Right?
Liuwa plains is remote, beautiful and hard to get to. Long may it last! in this blog I travel to the remote Norht West of Zambia.
Here’s a video of the trip and also a tutorial on my top secret technique for photographing nightscapes.
Lightroom ingest sucks. the standard edit-out workflow sucks more!! In this quick tip I explain the Edit-In workflow for image import to Lightroom
A.I. Post processing will have a revolutionary impact but how will it affect your lens choice?
There’s more to an empty frame than meets the eye…I’ve been busy exploring composition.
Photographing the timeless landscape at Kubu Island in central Botswana is a wonderful experience. Photographing it on film is even better…
Lightroom Smart Collections are a powerful tool to manage workflows
Using custom mode to maximise photographic opportunities in wildlife photography.
Night sky photography at Kubu Island.
There is always something fascinating about hubris, especially for photographers, perhaps it just looks awesome in print?
So what's the right stuff to have for Birds-in-flight (BIF)? Like most things in photography, the answer is as long as a piece of string. So let's step back from the gear a little and discuss the birds. That's what we are interested in after all!
My camera was lying to me about shutter speeds! I had to scratch my head a little to figure out what was going on.
Limited Edition Prints
African Wildcat - Fine art colour print limited to 125
Cape Gannet - Fine art colour print limited to 125
Yellow Egret - Fine art black and white print limited to 50
Dawn at Garub - Fine art colour print limited to 125
Caracal at Langklaas - Fine art black and white print limited to 50