Peter's Blog

Peter Delaney loves to write about his musings on Photography. This blog is filled with honest gear reviews,opinions the odd rant on the photographic industry. Peters written word is witty and to the point. He does not take himself too seriously unlike his passion "Photography'', which he does. 

Modern Day Photographers

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.

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DSLR to Mirrorless

I am a full time Nature/Travel Photographer. My photographic journey began in earnest in 2007. Back then I had a choice of two brands from one system "DSLR". Regardless of which brand I chose it was going to be an expensive investment of around $30k. 3 months ago FujiFilm South Africa kindly loaned me their flagship camera XT-1 and the XF56mm f1.2.

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Colour of Canvas

Meeting Gaynor Young and Barbara Royce was a most wonderful uplifting and inspiring occasion. Gaynors story is well know within South Africa and further a field. If you are unaware of her inspirational story please have a look at her blog/website. And if you love to read check out her book "My Plunge to Fame" for insight into the capacity of the human spirit triumphing over adversity. 

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Calm Before the Storm

Serendipitous moments in photography are few and far between. By profession I am Fine Art Wildlife Photographer more by circumstance than design. On assignment to Uganda to photograph Chimpanzees and Gorillas. I found myself catching a ferry to Ngamba Island in the middle of Lake Victoria. To be honest I never knew Lake Victoria had islands not alone one that was called home to "rescued Chimpanzees".

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Black Rhino Charge

It is not every day that I get charged by two black rhino and escape unhurt with both vivid memories and an image. While on Photo Safari Tour at Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. I was fortunate to come across a pride of lions in an active mood. My guide and I noticed that one of the Lions had spotted something on the tree line in the distance and had begun to stalk it.

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Mirrorless Observations

The mindset that a photographer can only make photographs with a DSLR is bewildering. A camera is just a tool and in the right hands can create great photographs. It really doesn’t matter the make, the size, whether it's digital or film. All that matters is the end result.  "The Photograph”

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