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James Tyrrell


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 Photography Tips and Tricks: Eye Glint

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Very interesting post!

James, I use canon FX70 – long zoom – it works perfectly for catching the glint of an eye🤗

Never noticed it, but(not deliberately) my favorite photos do have the “eye glint.”

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Thank you for one of the most important tips in animal photography. Your illustrative examples were perfect.

Love this, James! I’ve been an eye-sparkle seeker for years! Without it, there is a generally lifeless look to the animal. Thank you for reminding me, once again, what works!

Senior Digital Ranger

What a wonderful collection in composition of pictures! They speak to the mind and the heart in their own special way.

Thank you for these good tips. Photos are beautiful, especially the Tamboti cub. Loved the Tamboti female!

Well described James! A friend who is a wildlife photographer for National Geographic told me the sparkle of light was a minimum necessity for a non-action shot and that the money shot was a straight on eye to eye shot with the camera and if the sparkle was there the day was worthwhile. Needless to say, patience was a paramount requirement!!!

Master Tracker

😮 That is a really good post, thanks James . I think I will reread it few times today

Digital Ranger

Look into their eyes, and you will just fall in love with them……

I agree about the “Glint”. we were lucky enough to be out with Guy and Shad a few weeks ago and I too have photos with that magical glint. Matt has copies on his hard drive!

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