I especially love the image of the giraffe showing movement and would like to learn how to master that skill, but will enjoy all that you are going to share with us!
Photographically we are very fortunate out here in the bush.
We are privileged to live in an amazing wilderness area with some of the highest predator densities on the continent, and as guides we are lucky enough to be out there capturing as much of it as we can on camera.
Sometimes it all goes to plan and we get to bring home an amazing shot. More often than not it doesn’t, and we are left with the thought of what might have been. I can guarantee that all the top wildlife photographers out there are at the top of their game now because of the thousands of shots that they didn’t get. Their settings weren’t right or they didn’t predict the animal’s behaviour accurately, or the cardinal sin – they left their camera at home! This last one is unforgivable by the way.
When out on drive we try to put our guests in the right position to get the shot, by parking in the appropriate spot, by letting them know what the animal is likely to be doing next, and by running through various camera settings and what they mean.
Having said all that, it can certainly be a lot easier if people have a base knowledge of photography, and for that reason we are going to be running a series of blog posts over the next few months, detailing a number of useful hints and techniques that will help you capture some amazing images on your next safari.
What we want to know from you, is what you would like those posts to be on…
Time-lapse? Panoramas? Panning techniques? There are so many options, but instead of just presenting them at random, we’d like a feel for what our readers would like to know more about when it comes to wildlife photography.
We can’t guarantee we have all the answers, but based on what you indicate what you want to read about below, we will be field-testing like crazy over the forthcoming weeks, and presenting our conclusions to you. Star photography, bird photography, whatever it might be.
Lets us know in the comments section, and we’ll get right on it…
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We saw the Matimbas this morning and they both seemed perfectly healthy, although they weren’t doing much so it was hard to establish how badly the lighter maned male’s recent injuries have affected his movement. I have been on leave for a couple of weeks so wasn’t here when his wounds were fresh, but from what I could see he was very lucky to have survived, as he had multiple scars and scabs around the base of his spine, indicating he was almost certainly attacked by more than one male. One cut in particular was right above his spinal column, and could have been disastrous had whoever inflicted it managed to bite down properly!