PHOTO BLOG

Guest Report: Marlies Vermeesch-Holtmann, NL | Flatdogs Camp & Zikomo Safari | 5 - 17 August 2016
05th September 2016 - 0 comments


Marlies is one of a group of 4 friends from the Netherlands who joined me for a 12-night safari in August. Luangwa was fantastic over those two weeks and we enjoyed great sightings. But, as you see, Marlies's priority was also beautiful photos!

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers: #4 "Composition"
31st August 2016 - 0 comments


How my guests compose their images is something that I usually leave up to them....after all, who am I to tell them to how to apply their creativity? But, there are some guidelines, which can be followed or not depending on the situation!

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Photo Safaris: New Flagship Tour Posted
29th August 2016 - 0 comments


I'm offering photo-safaris from two of Luangwa's flagship camps in 2017. Not only are these camps very comfortable & beautiful, they are deep inside one of Luangwa's finest wildlife areas - the remote Nsefu Sector. I have been guiding in this area for the last 3 seasons, and it offers an outstanding experience. Only 4 spaces available....

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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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Photo Safari Report: Vermeesch & Dousi | Flatdogs Camp & Zikomo Safari | 5 - 17 August 2016
19th August 2016 - 10 comments


A two-week mid-August safari in the Luangwa is sure to bring some wonderful sights. Wil & Marlies Vermeesch and Henk & Kitty Dousi joined me for a safari marathon which ranks among my favourite ever!

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Wildlife: Elephant Heaven in Nsefu
15th August 2016 - 0 comments


The Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa NP is a small, remote area with outstanding sightings. A full write up of the week will follow, but here are a few images to start off.

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Photo Safari Skills: An alternative to Back-button Focus
29th July 2016 - 2 comments


In the last few years, the concept of Back-Button Focus has taken the wildlife photography world by storm. In this blog, we have a look at what it is, why people use it, and why I don't!

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Photo Safari: Patrick Cooper | Zikomo Safari & Marula Lodge | 20 - 26 July 2016
28th July 2016 - 10 comments


Predators, action, two kills in process and stunning behaviour sightings were the highlights of my safari in Luangwa with Patrick Cooper earlier this week.

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Photo Safari Skills: Getting accurate colour in your photos
22nd July 2016 - 0 comments


In this post, we take a look at how to get correct colours in your images, using a combination of camera settings and post-processing tools.

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Guest Report: Colin & Jackie Morris, AUS | Flatdogs Camp | 15 - 17 June 2016
21st July 2016 - 0 comments


I took Colin & Jackie Morris on a 3-day safari in June, and they have kindly sent me some of their photos!

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Photo Safari Skills: Backlighting with Flash
17th July 2016 - 0 comments


Using fill flash to bring up the exposure of a foreground sometimes allows the colour of a lovely sunset to show through - we discuss how to achieve this effect in this blog post.

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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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Photo Safari Report: Mike White | Zikomo Safari Lodge | 2 - 8 July 2016
10th July 2016 - 0 comments


The Nsefu Sector's stunning scenery, abundance of wildlife and scarcity of other vehicles gave us a wonderful week with excellent sightings.

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Life in the Bush: Living with Animals
05th July 2016 - 4 comments


Living amongst Luangwa's wildlife on a daily basis is one of the experiences I value most highly.

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Photo Safari Report: Colin & Jackie Morris | Flatdogs Camp | 15 - 17 June 2016
20th June 2016 - 0 comments


I've just finished a 3-day safari with Colin & Jackie from Sydney. Apart from sunny days, we enjoyed some great sightings, and wonderful dry-season light.

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Photoshoots: Conservation South Luangwa & Zambia Carnivore Programme
15th June 2016 - 0 comments


Over the last few weeks, I've spent a number of days photographing the activities of two conservation and research organisations in the area. Providing marketing and advertising photos for clients such as these offers a great balance to my wildlife photographic work.

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Wildlife: Alice's Legend Lives On....
09th June 2016 - 0 comments


Alice, a famous Luangwa leopard who is probably the Park's most photographed resident, continues her line with the delivery of a grandchild.

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers: #3 "Think about Light Direction"
08th June 2016 - 0 comments


Thinking about the direction of the light can turn a great sighting into great photographs.

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