PHOTO BLOG

Photo Safari Report: Arun & Reeta | Marula Lodge | 16 - 21 May 2016
26th May 2016 - 2 comments


Last week, I led a safari for a couple from India who had travelled extensively to wildlife destinations around the world, but never to Zambia. We enjoyed a fantastic week of early-dry-season safari including all the big carnivores, endless raptors and some elephant acrobatics!

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Wildlife: Not something you see every day....
21st May 2016 - 0 comments


Having seen nearly "everything" the bush has to offer here in Luangwa, I wondered what we could possibly see on the last morning with Arun & Reeta. I didn't imagine it would involve circus elephants!

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Wildlife: Cool Luangwa Morning
19th May 2016 - 0 comments


A brief update from a very successful safari with Arun & Reeta from India. Thousands of photos have been taken, wild dogs, leopards, lions and buckets of birds have put in appearances and all is well in the bush!

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers: #2 "Focus very carefully"
08th May 2016 - 0 comments


In the second installment of my wildlife photography tips, we take a look at focusing; a crucial process that too many people don't take enough care over.

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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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Tips for Wildlife Photographers: #1 "Get Low"
05th May 2016 - 2 comments


....but not necessarily for the reason that you'd think. I have spent some time examining this piece of advice and, while I agree with it, I don't agree with it for the same reasons as most. Read on for why.

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Photo Safari Skills: Sharpness, Focus and Blur
26th April 2016 - 0 comments


In this blog entry, I look at why images might look soft, how to identify the cause of the softness and how to put it right.

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Wildlife: Lions and Dogs
25th April 2016 - 0 comments


I must say it's a relief! Much as I value the rains as a time of regeneration (and for great birding opportunities) a day comes when the air is drier, and the breeze is fresh, and I celebrate! Not only am I happy to be able to move around without permanent perspiration, but it's a very exciting time of year - the promise of a new safari season.

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Photo Safari Skills: What constitutes ethical post-processing?
21st April 2016 - 4 comments


The arrival of digital camera technology has put photo manipulation into the hands of everyone with a computer. Previously, only darkroom experts had the ability to control the output. Now that we all have this power, what level of 'adjustment' is ethical, and what is cheating?! I share some of my favourite images, in both their RAW and edited forms.

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Tour Info: South Luangwa – a world-class destination for bird photographers
20th April 2016 - 0 comments



The South Luangwa National Park proudly boasts a bird list totalling more than 450 species. This is certainly impressive, but perhaps more relevant is the incredible fact that it’s possible to see more than 100 species in a day!

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Photo Safari Skills: Shooting into the Light
19th April 2016 - 0 comments



With all the photographers out there, more images than ever before are being produced of the natural world - and of everything else for that matter. One way to make your images stand out from the crowd is to 'break' some of the accepted 'rules' This tutorial examines one such method.

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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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Wildlife: The scourge of the rainy season?!
14th March 2016 - 0 comments


A brief look at one of the unexpected down-sides of the rainy season!

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Share: Facebook
07th March 2016 - 0 comments


There's loads more information, photos and updates on my Facebook Page. Click below for a sneak peak.

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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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Wildlife: Long Grass, High Water and plenty of Colours
04th March 2016 - 0 comments


Safaris in the park during the rainy months don't always bring drama on a daily basis, but the feeling of health, growth and energy is unmistakable.

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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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Wildlife: The ever-challenging dogs
22nd February 2016 - 0 comments


A wonderful encounter with a familiar wild dog pack from last year's safari season reminds me how much I love to watch them, and how hard they are to photograph!

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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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Wildlife: of a different kind...
23rd January 2016 - 0 comments


The U.K. offers some wildlife encounters of a slightly different kind!

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