The Big Picture

Over the last year or so I’ve been making more of an effort to evolve my wildlife photography to show ‘the bigger picture’. I still like photographing portaits of wildlife and close-up abstracts but I find photographing a species in a more ‘contextual’ way to be a lot more interesting and rewarding. Admittedly, when I … Read more

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

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