July 12, 2019

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In this edition:

  • New Horizons: 5 brand new wildlife photography adventures:
     

    • Borneo

    • Madagascar

    • Kenya with the Mara Predator Conservation Progra...

June 24, 2019

Sometimes in photography, as in life, it is easy to overlook what’s closest to home, but given a chance it often brings the greatest rewards!

I have a lovely client who is disabled with Parkinson's. At 75 years old, and after 45 years of African travel, Jackie can no lo...

April 12, 2019

Something very unusual happened to me on my last safari trip.  I was given a sizeable tip.  It was such an unexpected sign of appreciation that I didn't quite know what to do...not many people tip the 'boss' on my safaris!

When I got over the surprise, I thoug...

April 9, 2019

I'm delighted to share some more good news with you!

I've won the Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer Of The Year Contest, March 2019!

The winning shot is this male lion shaking raindrops off his mane after a downpour at the start of the rainy season.  It is called 'Microc...

April 1, 2019

I’m asked all the time whether I miss anything about my former job at the BBC. 

I always say three things: a regular wage, IT support and being part of a team…sometimes it just gets lonely out here in Business-land. 

But recently I realised that, although I‘m essent...

March 26, 2019

You may remember the three adorable cheetah cubs I photographed when I was in Kenya last July. These two photos below were taken when their mum Amani first brought them out into the world.

Well, I can't tell you how happy and relieved I was on this recent trip to come a...

March 20, 2019

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I've recently had a number of clients who have been struggling with the sharpness of their shots and have booked in 1-2-1 sessions on sharpness troubleshooting.  There are 101 reasons why your shots may not be pin sharp, but some occur more fre...

March 18, 2019

If you want to shoot landscapes, stars or video while you’re on safari a tripod is essential….so I’ve been trying out a couple of lightweight travel ones.  I won’t go into every technical spec here as you’ll be looking for different features depending on your kit and l...

March 18, 2019

One of the highlights of my latest stint as Photographer In Residence at Alex Walker's Kenya safari camps has been getting to know the drivers of our game drive vehicles better.  These modest, unassuming guys (they are currently all men but that’s about to change!) are...

Naming a Mara lion is not as easy as it might seem.  As well as an honour, it feels like a big responsibility, and there are criteria to be met.  Niels Mogensen, head researcher at Mara Predator Conservation Project is being strict - on his watch there will be no more...

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