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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on Do as I Say, Not as I Do

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Anna
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Great tips James, looking forward to heading out for a lesson soon !

Judy Guffey
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Thanks. Still culling the more than 1000 images from Dec. 2012. I have a favorite….impala and ox pecker….alas, with grass in front of the entire shot but it’s still my favorite. Looks like the ox pecker is talking to a wide-eyed impala. See you in November.

Kate Neill
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Hi Judy, Looking forward to seeing some of your shots taken while you were here, it can be quite a process to go through all of them! Regards, Kate

Sandy Johnson
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Thanks for the tips James but those “faults” you mentioned are so minor in relation to the beauty you captured in your photos. I only see the incredible color of the bee-eaters and the awesome cuteness of the cubs. I agree about the eye-level shot of the leopard though – it is much more captivating. Keep entertaining us with your great shots.

MJ
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Thanks for the pointers, I will certainly use them next year!

Evette Hartig
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Thank you so much for these helpful tips, I will print and bring them with me when I return in August as a reminder.

Rich Laburn
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A great round up James, well written and beautiful pics! rich

Rae
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Such fantastic tips!!! Can I request you as my ranger for at least part of my 8 night visit in May? 😀

Kate Neill
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Of course you can Rae, I will let our reservations team know so that they can put it into the notes for your next visit! Regards Kate

Susan Honnell
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Going in a “keeper” file for my return trip to Londolozi – thanks, James, for sharing your experience and lessons with us!

mcox
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You mentioned my pet peeve..whether actually doing “live” photography or doing screen captures on remote at a waterhole…get the whole animal/bird, whatever into your frame. So many times I see a beautiful shot except the tip of the horns/the length of the tail, etc. will be cut off. You are so right about how disconcerting that is.
I appreciated your tips greatly. Thank You.

Arden Zalman
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Great tips. Hope to use them next month!

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