This week for me has been one of the most incredible weeks in my guiding career. I had the privilege of driving a private photographic safari with guest Shanel Cameron and Private Photographic host Hilton Kotze, from Africa Direct. Photography has now become more than a hobby for me and the amount of knowledge I have gained from these past 7 days has been immense. Long days in the bush, much patience, photographic tips, knowledge, settings, exposures, flashes, shutter speeds, apertures, etc, etc, etc. The list is long and the time was plentiful. I will forever be indebted to these 2 people and the time we spent together. This is a week in pictures to highlight some of the great things we saw and managed to capture. Enjoy this week in Pictures!!! Mike
Written and Photographed by: Mike Sutherland
Filed under Leopards Photography The Week in Pictures
oh man, that pic with all the lion cubs is awesome, i want one! 🙂
Wow, some great shots, Mike! Can you share some of your settin s for those beautiful night shots of the lions and the star shots too. I always struggle with shots like these! Would appreciate a bit of your knowledge. Pay it forward! I will be at Londos next August so any good tips would be awesome!
So epic! Well done mike suth!!! your photos are all so unique and refreshing…. can’t wait to see more!
Wow! Wow! Wow!! Spectacular, Mike! It’s really cool to follow your journey as your photography skills advance. Well done!
Well done Mike. Good to see you settling in there. Hope to see you in mid October. All the best big guy. PS – love the lioness in the dark shot.
Oh, my…..now an addition to my bucket list. A photographic safari/vehicle on the next, i.e. 2014 trip to Londolozi…..hmm….who do I contact about this when I’m there in November?
I agree with Zoe that the night shots settings be shared. They are awesome, in particular , the lions and milky way. Thanks you and James make my Saturday mornings.
Inspirational! What a wonderful experience for you and what a great week in pictures for us.
Incredible Suth !!!
The honour was mine to be guided by you and hosted by Hilton, what a week! I can’t see that I will ever do this again without a Photographic Host, now I have amazing pictures to go with my amazing safari at Londolozi!
Beautiful images, Mike.
Oh Londolozi does certainly make my Saturday a happy one when I see pictures like this. I used to take 35mm pics back in the year dot and feel totally lost when I look at all this expertise! My Canon just sits in the cupboard so need to get in the bush for my real fix!! Thanks Mike for this real treat. Keep it up 🙂
Absolutely some of the most spectacular shots to date…third request for the settings for the night shots of the cats. I happen to “specialize” in trees when I visit Londolozi…I would love to get one like your two when I return in December. They are jaw dropping!!!
Something to aspire to!
Mike great pics, amazing cubs, and the night shots are awesome…..
Wonderful shots! Teach me now!
An exceptional collection of images Mike. Well done!
Thank you all for the comments and the support!.. Just in terms of the night photography, for the back and side-lit pics. It is best to start in Manual, at a shutter speed of 1/100sec and 2000 ISO with the largest f-stop possible, i.e. 4.0/5.6. Depending on the brightness of the spotlight, the closer you are the faster shutter speed, i.e 1/80sec and vice versa. With the stars, also on Manual, shutter speed of 30sec, begin at an ISO of around 1000 then adjust accordingly for light. Higher ISO will brighten up the images.