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So we are comfortable with the numbers on the front of our lens, we understand what aperture is and how we can use it creatively, we are able to use (and manipulate) our autofocus to [...]

Behind the Frame – Cheetah Chase

Few things are as exhilarating to watch as a cheetah running at full speed and the southern plains of Tanzania and Kenya’s Masai Mara must be the best destinations to [...]

Lens Review: Canon 400 f4 DO II

It’s no secret that I have grown very fond of my Canon EF 400 f/2.8 mk1. It’s travelled with me extensively over the past 5 years, and the images I [...]

Back to basics: shutter speed

Now that we have been able to achieve autofocus on our subject and have selected the correct aperture to ensure that the we render our subject sharp and in focus, [...]

The power of cropping

Whilst there is no substitute for attention to detail whilst composing a shot in the field, cropping is a powerful tool to be used in post processing. For one, it [...]

Finding Africa’s rarest parrot – Cape Parrots in Magoebaskloof

A birding trip into the Magoesbaskloof in Limpopo, South Africa to find Africa’s rarest parrot.

Lightroom, Photoshop, Whatever

I truly believe that a lot of people completely overthink their wildlife photography and this is something that is not only counterproductive to creating great images but it also creates a [...]

African wildlife photography – when, where, how

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at Adorama, on of the largest photography stores in NYC. It was awesome seeing a lot of regular Wild Eye clients as well [...]

Keeping it steady is key!

This might sounds a bit silly… How to hold your DSLR camera? I know many of you will be thinking this is pretty obvious and it is because you just [...]

Back to Basics: Autofocus

Autofocus is far more complicated and involved than most people understand. I’m going to try and keep things simple for the purposes of this series though. Essentially, Autofocus allows the [...]

Back to Basics: Aperture

In the first of the Back to Basics series of posts we looked at what the numbers on the front of your lens stood for and we came to the [...]

Embrace the shadows

It’s always about the best light! Isn’t It?? As a photographer, light is a need because with no light, comes no photograph. BUT one has to remember, it is not [...]

This is: Kruger National Park

Arguably one of the largest and most famous Game Reserves in Africa, Kruger National Park has become a hub for many photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.  Situated in the Northeastern part [...]

Macro Photography at the Pullen Nature Reserve

Ever heard Wits University’s slogan “Wits gives you the edge”? Well, which other South African university’s biology department owns it own 250 ha nature reserve? The Pullen Nature Reserve in [...]

Back to Basics: What are those numbers on my lens?

Given how many people would have either been given or bought themselves a camera over the festive season I thought it would be a great idea to run a “Back [...]

The Lion and the Buffalo – A Fight to the Bitter End

Many of you may have seen and even read about the famous clash between a male lion and a female buffalo in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. There has been [...]

Know Your Metering Modes

What is metering? Metering is how your camera determines what the correct shutter speed and/or aperture should be, depending on the amount of light that goes into the camera and the sensitivity [...]

The Hollywoods and the hippo

It was early June in Zambia’s South Luangwa National park and we had just opened camp. The first set of guests were enjoying excellent sightings. Lion and leopard were in [...]

Do not fear ISO

I have decided to write this blog on the fear that most photographers have of ISO. I did chat about it on my Instagram and Snapchat stories so if you [...]

Behind the frame: Leopard and the Moon

I received a number of enquiries asking about how I created this image after sharing it on Instagram and Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Let’s start by dismissing some [...]