18 03, 2021

Farne Islands Wildlife Photography Workshops 2021 (and beyond?)

2021-06-09T22:41:43+01:00March 18th, 2021|Blog, Wildlife|4 Comments

Sadly, it is looking increasingly unlikely that I will be leading any puffins & seabirds wildlife photography workshops on the Farne Islands this year, and possibly in future years. The National Trust are looking to implement a new centralised booking system  for landing trips where bookings can only be made [...]

27 01, 2021

FUJINON XF70-300mm F/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens

2021-06-09T22:43:03+01:00January 27th, 2021|Blog, FUJIFILM, Review|6 Comments

Introducing the new FUJINON XF70-300mm f/4-f/5.6 R LM OIS WR lens from Fujifilm! 70-300mm lenses are known for their versatility and flexibility, they cover focal length ranges that are popular with different photographers in varying genres. Certainly wildlife, sports, travel and for some, candid portraiture work too. This popularity also [...]

12 05, 2020

African Photography Safaris (.com)

2021-06-09T22:48:34+01:00May 12th, 2020|Blog, Wildlife|Comments Off on African Photography Safaris (.com)

I've been leading and running wildlife photography safaris in Kenya's Masai Mara for a few years now, together with my good friend, wildlife and sports photographer and filmmaker, Kaleel Zibe. I also work with Penda Photo Tours as a freelance guide to take photographers to various locations in South Africa's [...]

28 04, 2020

Hyenas – Natures Villains or Heros?

2021-06-09T22:50:37+01:00April 28th, 2020|Blog, Wildlife|0 Comments

I missed the boat on World Hyena Day yesterday! Like most animals, spotted hyenas have their own fascinating behaviours and ecology. Along with vultures, they're an unfairly maligned species too, often portrayed as cowardly, skulking, thieving and even demonic! After all, they're the villains of the Lion King films! [...]

11 01, 2020

Fujifilm / Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 – Review

2021-06-09T22:52:09+01:00January 11th, 2020|Blog, FUJIFILM, Review|45 Comments

Introduction The Fujinon XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a super-telephoto lens designed for Fujifilm’s range of X-mount mirrorless cameras. It was announced in January 2016 and to date, it is the longest focal length lens in the Fujifilm lens range. It produces a field of view of [...]

19 12, 2019

Using the Fujinon (Fujifilm) 200mm f/2 on Safari in Kenya

2021-06-09T22:52:46+01:00December 19th, 2019|Blog, FUJIFILM|4 Comments

In October 2018, I had a fantastic opportunity to use a pre-production version of the Fujinon 200mm f/2 lens. It also coincided with the date of one of my Rural Northumberland Birds of Prey wildlife photography techniques days. In a nutshell, my thoughts were that the lens is incredible, the [...]

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