PHOTO BLOG

Why Choose a Photo-Safari in South Luangwa?
22nd November 2016 - 0 comments


When choosing a photographic safari in Africa, the range of options can be daunting. Even narrowing down which country to visit is a challenge in itself! By landing on this site, you are already getting closer to choosing a world-class safari destination, with many advantages over better-known safari parks. Read on to find out more about why you should choose a photo safari in South Luangwa.

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers: #5 "Settings for Safari Photography"
08th November 2016 - 0 comments


The range of options and customisations available on modern cameras can be daunting. In this post, we'll discuss them and lay out a set-up that simplifies the camera operation, and allows you to focus on your photos! This is a long post, but worth reading to the end.

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Up and Running!
04th November 2016 - 0 comments


With excellent care from top-class Doctors in South Africa, I am back home and recovering well. Many, many thanks for all the messages of support that I received - they brightened otherwise very dull days. I look forward to getting back to work!

General Update
09th October 2016 - 4 comments


Edward has had an accident and is currently recovering in hospital. He will be back online and leading safaris from the start of November.

Photo Safari Report: Segall, Strugnell & Lewis | Marula Lodge | 12 - 16 September 2016
18th September 2016 - 0 comments


I have just finished a 5-day safari in the Central area of the park. September is an excellent time to visit, and we saw and photographed interesting and unusual sightings. Lions, Eagles, Owls, Leopards....only the Dogs eluded us this time!

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Photo Safari Report: Luangwa Classic | Flatdogs Camp & Lion Camp | 5 - 11 September 2016
17th September 2016 - 2 comments


Lions crossing rivers, a story of 3 leopards, wild dogs on a puku carcass, sparring elephants and a baboon kidnapping. This is worth a read!

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Wildlife: Lions Crossing Luangwa
14th September 2016 - 2 comments


Tigers are something of an exception among big cats, in that they love water. Lions on the other hand do not!

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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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