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Summary

Through out my guiding career a question that popped up so often was, do you help injured animals when you find them? I will get to the answer to that question a bit later on. [...]

Patience Pays with a Male Leopard and his Aardvark Kill

Regular safari goers will be well aware of the amount of time and patience that is sometimes needed to capture an image which, for all intensive purposes, has a lifespan [...]

Why Previous Guiding Experience is So Important for a Photographic Guide

One of the things that I personally enjoy about the Wild Eye Team is that all of us have some form of  previous guiding experience. Now, without blowing too much [...]

A guide to getting lost in Lalibela

The labyrinthine world of Lalibela is one of the holiest sites in Ethiopia. It is included on nearly every standard tour of the country and for good reason. To explore [...]

When in doubt, zoom out

One of the biggest challenges we face as Photographers and Photographic Guides helping people with their photography, is to get the confidence to zoom out or pull back. When we [...]

A Dream Come True

Most people think that the biggest part of being a safari guide are the animals. I can tell you, this is certainly not the case, although all guides, I’m sure, [...]

Less Is More! Keep It Simple!

How do you classify a good image? Is it the more you cram into the frame the better the image? OR Is it the less there is in the frame [...]

Photoseries: early morning playtime for hyena cubs

A mother hyena gets an early morning wake up call from her cubs.

Use Different Focal Lengths

Can you tell me what your weaknesses are when it come to your photography? I can list mine but today I will only discuss one. This is my lack of [...]

Accept Criticism

If I must say so myself, it is so great to be part of such a wonderful team here at Wild Eye! A team with loads of experience. A team [...]

The Wildlife Photography Podcast – Episodes 1 to 6

Our goal at Wild Eye is to change the way our guests and clients see the world! This goes for both the way in which we manage our private guided and [...]

Ever Heard Of Radial Blur?

Throughout the years of guiding I’ve noticed when photographers are happy and excited to get out into the field and when they are feeling that they should have had a [...]

My First Safari In Kenya

Coming from a lodge based background, doing two safaris daily for the past five years I was amazed how I could still be blown away to the extent that I [...]

Back to Basics: Matering & Exposure Compensation

Okay, so there is one more pretty technical piece that we need to cover in the Back to Basics series before moving on to the more exciting stuff. That is exposure [...]

Back to Basics: ISO

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]