PHOTO BLOG - Through the Lens

Through the Lens: Rim-lit Hyaena
28th September 2017 - 0 comments


Seeking unusual sightings and interesting lighting opportunities is what we do on photo safari. Read about how we turned a 'routine' hyaena encounter into something special.

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Through the Lens: Back-lit Baboons
17th August 2017 - 0 comments


Creating dramatic, heavily-backlit shots is an interesting challenge in the bush. But with the right lighting conditions and correct camera setup, you can achieve impressive results.

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Through the Lens: Leopard Throttles Impala
03rd March 2017 - 0 comments


This image is from 2015 - a lifetime ago in terms of Luangwa sightings - but it still brings back great memories and I am transported into that very moment all over again.

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Through the Lens: Review of 2016
31st December 2016 - 0 comments


2016 has been a tumultuous year globally with shifts in power, thousands of refugees and too many deaths of public figures. This is my 2016 summary of Life in the Luangwa where Nature continues largely unaffected by man.

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Through the Lens: My shot of a Lifetime
28th December 2016 - 0 comments


Read on for the story behind my favourite image from the South Luangwa.

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Through the Lens: Golden Leopard
22nd August 2016 - 0 comments


Exposure compensation is probably the camera function that I use most, often making adjustments on every image that I take. In this blog post, we have a look at a time when understanding exposure compensation was crucial to getting the shot.

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Through the Lens: Elephants under the Fig
15th July 2016 - 0 comments


Predicting the movements of a herd of elephants gave a chance at a stunning 'animals in their environment shot'.

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Through the Lens: Impalas under the Ebonies
13th July 2016 - 2 comments


Taking a look at a beautiful scene which presented a tricky exposure problem.

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Through the Lens: Scenes of Nsefu
12th July 2016 - 0 comments


Taking a landscape photographer on safari in Nsefu allowed time to take in the scenery as well as the wildlife!

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Through the Lens: Something a little different
06th May 2016 - 0 comments


I spent a couple of hours in one of the local villages today - actually on another assignment - but I saw this guy enjoying some local tobacco and spreading God's good news and couldn't resist snapping a couple of shots!

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Through the Lens: My Favourite 5......Mammals
16th March 2016 - 0 comments

I am continuing my series of favourite images, this time choosing Mammals as the category - this includes anyone warm-blooded, but not Big Game who will feature later!

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Through the Lens: My Favourite 5......Landscapes
05th March 2016 - 0 comments


Continuing with the theme from last week, I'm reviewing my favourite images and discussing the techniques behind them. This time, it's landscapes.

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Through the Lens: My Favourite 5......Birds
26th February 2016 - 0 comments


Following a request, I am starting a series of posts of my favourite shots from my portfolio! I've divided them into categories, so there's going to be a series of Birds, then Landscapes, then Mammals, then Abstracts and finally Big Game!

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Through the Lens: Vulture Silhouettes
01st February 2016 - 0 comments


Hooded Vultures resting and preening on a dead branch, backed by the stunning colours of a setting Luangwa sun, appeared to be an easy photo opportunity. But we quickly discovered that several key elements had to come together to make the shot "work".

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Through the Lens: Irritable Buffalo
29th December 2015 - 0 comments


An irritable buffalo gives a great chance to talk about choosing the perfect moment to take your shot.

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