Photography

A General Guide to Wildlife, Nature and Bird Photography

A General Guide to Wildlife, Nature and Bird Photography

I sometimes teach students of photography, and also game rangers whose academic levels vary from highly academically educated, to “not-so-great”… My main objectives are more a case of how to understand and use cameras, the general principals of photography, together with the specific end goal of becoming better photographic guides for their guests. https://www.wildweb.co.za/blog/tag/game-ranger-photography-course. Photography can be really intimidating and confusing. My methods are unconventional, and I choose to rather…

Teaching Rangers to Shoot… with cameras!

Teaching Rangers to Shoot… with cameras!

“I have always believed that when a person gains knowledge and skills, it is appropriate to share the knowledge and skills with others. Not only is this altruism in its purest sense, but it also creates a better environment for all of us to enjoy and from which to benefit.” Tim Driman Originally posted by Claire Birthwhistle An exponential surge in the popularity of wildlife and nature photography over the…

Photographing the Big Five

Photographing the Big Five

Leopards (Panthera.pardus) Mainly nocturnal, leopards are never easy to spot, let alone photograph. More often than not, the best one can hope for is a quick shot, however, this doesn’t mean that you can’t capture a good image, but it requires preparation and readiness for the unexpected. For most people, the best chance of capturing a leopard image is while in riding in an open game viewing vehicle being driven…

Photographic Tips in the Bush

Photographic Tips in the Bush

The objective in photography is to capture a moment in time as a complete story. You have an opportunity to make it interesting by giving it life and recounting the story to an absent person, in such a manner that makes them understand and enjoy the same moment which you enjoyed. Golden Rules Before you go out on drive, check your camera for a fully charged  battery (+ fully charged…

What’s in the bag?

What’s in the bag?

With airlines being so strict these days, it is important to carry the right equipment in the right bag. The bag should comply to international cabin standards (L 500mm x W 400mm x H 250mm) and the mass should not exceed 20 kilograms. I presently use the Kiboko Bag and a Bataflae bag  by Gura Gear (www.guragear.com). Designed and marked by the American Wild life photographer, Andy Biggs who spends a…