Telling a Story

During an unusually cool morning in the Masai Mara National Reserve we spotted a distant African White Backed Vulture perched upon an unidenitifed object. This isn’t an unusual sighting by any means, but what intrigued us was the presence of rangers and a KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service) vehicle which left the scene prior to our … Read more

Latest Photograph – Mara Giraffes

Mara Giraffes, Masai Mara. Nikon D800, 28-70 f/2.8 – 1/640, f/16, ISO100, 28mm. This is a photograph from our 2016 photography safari in the Masai Mara. Okay, I know it isn’t the latest photograph I’ve taken…. But it is the latest photograph I’ve uploaded to my website so it still counts! We were travelling over … Read more

Latest Photograph – Puffin and Bamburgh Castle, plus some Kleptoparasitism!

I’m always looking to photograph wildlife in a wider context, maybe to include interesting habitat, behaviour or scenery. During one of my recent trips to Inner Farne I noticed this lone Puffin sitting on the white stone wall surrounding the lighthouse. As a frame filling portrait it had an interesting and classic ‘ingredient’, a bill … Read more

The Frames per Second Advantage

Over the last few years we have seen a very obvious trend in cameras being designed to match the needs of different photographic genres. The most recent examples I can use are Nikon’s D5 and D500, and from Canon, the 7D Mark 2 and 1D X Mark 2. These cameras share common features, fast (rate … Read more

Get Low Down For Impact

Whenever it is physically possible and safe to do so, I look for opportunities to get low down to the level of my subject. It can be inconvenient and at times uncomfortable, you get dirty and you may need somebody to keep a look out for your safety. But, you can create so much more … Read more

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