Safari, conjures up beautiful imagery, The wilds of Africa. Endless grasslands which are teeming with wildlife, antelope, zebras, giraffe, buffalo, rhino and herds of elephant all share this beautiful world. But they are being watched and observed by fierce African predators, lions, cheetah, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas lie in wait to ambush these creatures, this game of life and death plays out every day and every night.Read More
When I photograph it is a balance between my mind and heart; my brain looks after the technicals my heart the emotion within the photograph. Too much of one will leave an emotionless image or a poorly executed image.
To sum up, I think the words from one of my favourite songs, Reverence, by Faithless,
"YOU DON'T NEED EYES TO SEE…YOU NEED VISION…"Read More
I believe the more constraints we put on ourselves, the more artistic and creative we will become. Your mind's eye adapts to the constraints actually I should say freedom as it was liberating not having to worry about lens choice. I truly believe as photographers sometimes we have too much gear, too much choice.Read More
A close encounter with a Kalahari Lion will always be one of your most rememberable wildlife photo memories. These creatures are killing machines and muscle powerhouses. Kalahari black-maned lions are the biggest lions in Africa.Read More
I had an early start on the road at 5 am. It was a 6-hour drive to the private game reserve. My excitement levels were off the charts. Not just because I was off on Safari but mostly because of the black square box with the Fujifilm logo on the back seat of my 4x4.
The previous night at the launch of the Fujifilm X-H1 in Johannesburg. I had bought the X-H1. I am Fujifilm x-photographer and contrary to popular belief we x-photographers buy our own camera equipment.
The Kalahari is a land of extremes: summer temperatures soar whilst winter nights plummet to well below freezing, a parched dusty landscape that can be transformed overnight to a sea of green rolling dunes. The silence can be deafening for those of us whose lives are consumed by everyday noise. For the inhabitants of the Kalahari, life is a constant struggle; their survival hangs by a single thread - the arrival of the rains. If they are late this can seal the fate of those who have struggled through a long hard winter.Read More
Inspiration is very important in life, no matter what road you have chosen to walk. Photography is my vocation, my calling. Even though I receive a lot of my inspiration from nature, I love to look at the work of photographers who are master craftsmen. Michael Kenna is considered to be one of the most influential living landscape photographers ever.Read More
Witnessing a "Storm over the Karoo" is the most amazing sight to behold. The Karro has always held a special place in my heart. Its big open skies fill me with joy and a sense of peace that is hard to describe.Read More
A Winning Photograph in the Wildlife Photographer of the year awards 2017. This fine art black and white print of a male chimpanzee has been awarded first place "Animal Portraits" in the Worlds most prestigious Wildlife competition.Read More
Over 3 years ago I sold all my pro Nikon DSLR and move over to the Fujifilm mirrorless platform.
In some ways it was a leap of faith as Fujifilm had not released there telephoto zoom XF 100-400mm. And the FujiFilm XT-1 was not by any means a Wildlife Photographers camera. But why? I can hear you say.Read More
My decision to move to mirrorless had not gone unnoticed by my wildlife photographer peers. The usual banter was mixed with some serious concerns about my choice. Auto focus, lenses and sensor size were the issues raised most often and quite rightly.Read More
Photographers have to be technologically minded yet artistic as they peer through a viewfinder. They compose artfully with their minds eye, yet their fingers move dials, buttons, levers with fluidity to ensure a perfect technically but artistically created photograph. Whilst at the same time being aware to any change in their surroundings.Read More
The dynamics have changed for the working photographer from how they photograph, edit and output outputs. The choice of photography gear for today's photographer is so important. Competition has increased so to stay ahead you and your camera need to be able to meet the increasing demands placed on today's working photographer.Read More