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Canon EF Lens and R6 for great bird photography

Canon EF Lens and R6 for great bird photography

Canon EF Lens and R6 for great bird photography I have been field testing the Canon EOS R 6 Mirrorless camera since it was launched in the start of July 2020. I have also only have had a few lenses that I could test the camera with as the new RF lens options have not...

My Expert Review Canon R6 Auto Focus

My Expert Review Canon R6 Auto Focus

  My Expert Review Canon R6 Auto Focus   Join Andrew Aveley for part three of his review of the Canon EOS R6 where he answers questions about specific points raised by friends and social media followers about various basic aspects of this new Canon R6 mirrorless...

My Expert Review Canon R6 – Technicals

My Expert Review Canon R6 – Technicals

My Expert Review Canon R6 - Technicals My Expert Review Canon R6 - Technicals. Join Andrew Aveley for part two of his review of the Canon EOS R6 where he answers questions about specific points raised by friends and social media followers about various basic aspects...

My Expert  Review Canon R6

My Expert Review Canon R6

My Expert Review Canon R6 - Ergonomics My Expert Review Canon R6 - Ergonomics is part one of the series of short reviews Andrew Aveley is going to be doing on the Canon R6. This is based on the several weeks of shooting he has been fortunate to do in and around his...

A Half Collared Kingfisher

A Half Collared Kingfisher

A Half Collared Kingfisher A Half Collared Kingfisher is one of the fasted little birds I have ever managed to photograph in my home town of Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa. So I thought, how better to try and test the new Canon EOS R6 which I have on loan from...

Canon R 6 Images

Canon R 6 Images

Canon R 6 Images Canon R 6 Images - As I have published before, I am doing a field test of the new Canon R6. Here are a series of images in my first full outing to do a test specifically on the auto focus and moving subjects. I have included all the specifications of...

Incredible Leica Freedom Train

Incredible Leica Freedom Train

Incredible Leica Freedom Train   I came upon and interesting story recently about the founders of the Leica company. This below is an excerpt from the article and is not my own words. The Incredible Leica Freedom Train was a rescue effort in which hundreds of...

Canon R6 Autofocus

Canon R6 Autofocus

Canon R6 Autofocus Canon R6 Autofocus - Hello everyone! Here are the first real world images (screengrabs) of an early Canon R6 camera on South African soil by a non-Canon employee. I have been privileged to be asked by Canon South Africa and Roger Machin, to give it...

Bird Identification Quiz

Bird Identification Quiz

Bird Identification Quiz Bird Identification Quiz - As photographers many of us are also closet twitchers (Birding Fanatics) I have taken a group of images that I have captured in South Africa, Botswana and a few in Kenya. The idea is to see how many you can correctly...

Contrast & Light

Contrast & Light

Contrast & Light Contrast & Light - Premieres at 10:am EST and 19h00 (GMT +2) 24 April 2020 I have a deep love and passion for African Wildlife photography in Black and White. I designed a short presentation to share my thoughts and passion for some of my most...

Canon DPP Image Editing

Canon DPP Image Editing

Canon DPP Image Editing Canon DPP Image Editing - Canon Digital Professional is Canon Inc free raw processing software supplied with the purchase of all Canon Cameras. It is a free downlaod for life and is upgrade regularly. Follow this tutorial to see how to do the...

Wildlife Image Slideshow

Wildlife Image Slideshow

Wildlife Image Slideshow Wildlife Image Slideshow - This is the very first AV ( Audio Visual) slideshow I created in 2014 for a Canon South Africa Roadshow that I was invited to present at. I travelled to Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg to share my...

Lightroom & Photoshop Image Editing Workflow

Lightroom & Photoshop Image Editing Workflow

Lightroom & Photoshop Image Editing Workflow Lightroom & Photoshop Image Editing Workflow - Today I shared a short tutorial on how you can edit an image in Lightroom Classic, transfer it into Photoshop cc and make any edits. Then I show you how to save that...

History of a Master

History of a Master

History of a Master Ansel Adams - History of a Master short Film is a brief biography of Ansel Easton Adams. He was a landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of...

Canon Digital Photo Professional – Convert and Save

Canon Digital Photo Professional – Convert and Save

Canon Digital Photo Professional - Convert and Save Canon Digital Photo Professional - Convert and save your file for web use for social media is the latest video blog tutorial I have compiled. This is one of the ways when in the ways I use editing software to get my...

The Kgalagadi – The Ultimate Experience

The Kgalagadi – The Ultimate Experience

The Kgalagadi - The Ultimate Experience The Kgalagadi - The Ultimate Experience is a short film of under 6 minutes that will show case, The Kgalagadi , also known generally as the Kalahari. It is photographic paradise of wild nature and incredible light. Predators...

A day in the Okavango

A day in the Okavango A day in the Okavango is a short film about the Okavango Delta and the beautiful wildlife you can experience when visiting. I feel that we can experience much more of the adventure with moving images an drealtime moments. Camera Equipment All...

Passion and Light – My Africa

Passion and Light – My Africa

Passion and Light - My Africa Passion and Light - My Africa for my love of Africa and all of her beauty. Here is a short selection of my work that moves me to keep following my dream of sharing, teaching and exposing people to "My Africa" https://youtu.be/rW8SJqReRCE...

Backlighting vs Rim Lighting

Backlighting vs Rim Lighting

Backlighting vs Rim Lighting – you will be amazed at home many people don’t actually know the finer points of this specific photographic technique. Let me share my secrets

Loupedeck Magic

Loupedeck Magic

In a industry where we sometimes need to streamline our workflow, there are always tools that you could look at using. The Loupedeck range of consoles is pretty spectacular and well worth adding to your equipment.

Kgalagadi Safari Guest Images

Kgalagadi Safari Guest Images

Kgalagadi Safari Guest Images Kgalagadi safari guest images taken during the dry season photographic adventure in Botswana and the Kgalagadi. All images were captured during the first two weeks of October 2019. When I lead these adventures, I can say without a shadow...

You can win

You can win

You can win YOU AND I CAN BOTH WIN A HOLIDAY !!! So read my post and lets make it happen I have been fortunate to have 2 images placed in the Wilderness Photographic Awards. They have also been chosen as people's choice award finalists. It would be much appreciated if...

Remembering Lions

Remembering Lions

I am proud to be a contributor to world wildlife conservation. An image of mine was again selected for this project.

Heritage Day – My memories

Heritage Day – My memories

Heritage Day – My memories over the last 10 years of becoming a passionate photographic specialist and being proudly South African

Vlog 14 – Lightroom export for social media

Vlog 14 – Lightroom export for social media

Lightroom export for social media is the latest video blog tutorial I have compiled. This after many requests on how i export images for display on social media to get the best quality and visual experience for the viewer.

Canon EOS 90D Review

Canon EOS 90D Review

Canon EOS 90D – First Impressions of the new CANON DSLR launched on the 28 August 2019. Looking at the comparisons with earlier models by Specialist Photographer and Guide, Andrew Aveley

Kgalagadi Photography Trip Report – July 2019

Kgalagadi Photography Trip Report – July 2019

Kgalagadi Photography Trip Report during a full 6 days in July 2019 doing a self drive. Myself, Caroline along with Sarsha and Jo Rinkovec had planned this trip in July 2018 and it was their first photographic safari to this incredible great thirstland.

Diversity in Light – The Karoo

Diversity in Light – The Karoo

If you are in love with the outdoors and nature but can’t always get to places like the Greater Kruger, Kgalagadi, Botswana etc you need to find an affordable alternative to keep your photography skills fresh. Join me on a Karoo Experience

On safari with a Canon M50 mirrorless camera

On safari with a Canon M50 mirrorless camera

On safari with a Canon M50 mirrorless camera On safari with a Canon M50 mirrorless camera - I recently was fortunate to spend 33 days on a private safari in the Okavango Delta. This was as a specialist photographic guide at a photographic lodge. It gave me an...

8 Tips to improve your wildlife photography

8 Tips to improve your wildlife photography

8 Tips to improve your wildlife photography There are a lot of easy things you can do to improve your wildlife photography. I have taken 8 of these that I have gained over 15 years of capturing and teaching wildlife photography. Lets start and help you improve your...

Canon EOS R Review

Canon EOS R Review

Canon EOS R Review I was fortunate to see, touch and play with a sample at Canon South Africa head office in October. Indeed I was very intrigued by the system after just a few seconds. The reason you are only getting my feedback and opinion now, is due to the fact...

Digital Witchcraft

Digital Witchcraft

Digital Witchcraft is one of the most hysterical comparisons that has been made to date, to me on social media when sharing and displaying some of my photographic work. It has of course now inspired me to find a humorous way of sharing the stupidity of that comment.

Why I chose Canon

Why I chose Canon

Why I chose Canon – Every photographer has his or her favourite brand that for them is the best. This is my story and view of my choosing.

Remembering Rhino’s

Remembering Rhino’s

Remembering Rhinos. I am proud to have been a contributor to the amazing Remembering Rhino publication.

Creating Photography Cape Aghulas 2017

Creating Photography Cape Aghulas 2017

In July 2017 I put together the first of my new series of creative photography adventures. This workshop was to help the participants broaden their horizons and find inspiration and imagery in different places.

Therapy through the lens

Therapy through the lens

This is a blog about something personal and to what extent photography has helped my son , Josh Aveley deal with the trauma that he has experience in Knysna during one of its largest natural sisters on record.

Top 5 Nature Apps

Top 5 Nature Apps

The use of mobile devices has made it possible while I the field it is possible to reference a multitude of things that are just a fingertip away.

Purist or Creative

Purist or Creative

Join professional photographer Andrew Aveley as he categorises digital images by development aspects and digital work done to the image. Purist or Creative

Why print your images

Why print your images

Why print your images – Join Andrew Aveley as he shares his own thoughts and ideas on why you should print your photographs

The spitzkoppe rhino and the ancients

The spitzkoppe rhino and the ancients

Over time, the African continent has seen many changes in it fauna and flora. Join Andrew Aveley as he shares some interesting facts about the Rhino of Spitzkoppe

Learning to see in the field

Learning to see in the field

Andrew Aveley , Canon Professional share’s his thoughts on how to simplify ” Learning to see in the field” with technique , viewpoints and understanding.

Know the blur technique vs the blur tool

Know the blur technique vs the blur tool

With the digital world of photography being so full of information , I have noticed that sometimes the information between “in the field techniques” and “digital manipulation effect” after the fact are sometimes misrepresented by some professionals. , Here Andrew Aveley clears it up 🙂

Canon 5D Mk IV

Canon 5D Mk IV

A review of the Canon 5D MK IV by Canon professional photographer Andrew Aveley

Jaci’s Lodge Experience

Jaci’s Lodge Experience

I have partnered with Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe and Jaci’s Sabi House in the Sabi Sands to be a resident Nature and Photographic guide , check this review of the last year

Vlog Episode 8

Vlog Episode 8

Canon Professional Andrew Aveley share’s his thoughts and provides basic insight on how to set up the focus menu on the CANON 80 D Camera

All the lost souls

All the lost souls

An amusing story written by Andrew Aveley titled All the lost souls about using your Canon camera and its picture styles to develop your digital images

Vlog Episode 6

Vlog Episode 6

Andrew Aveley hosted the inaugural Children Photographic Safari at Jaci’s Lodge in Madikwe , all the great insights and video review of this was done by Canon South Africa

Lightroom CC Panorama

Lightroom CC Panorama

In Vlog Ep 4 Andrew Aveley shares his workflow and quickly development process when creating panoramic images with the Lightroom CC merge function

Vlog Ep 3

Vlog Ep 3

In Vlog Ep 3 Andrew Aveley shares some incredible images and behind the scenes information about photographing the Great white shark along the Southern Cape Coast near Mosselbay .

Vlog Ep 2

Vlog Ep 2

In Vlog Ep 2 Andrew Aveley shares some incredible interaction between two brown hyaenas in the Kalahari Transfrontier Park.

Buffalo Ghosts

Buffalo Ghosts

Andrew aveley shares a ‘behind the frame’ tutorial on how he captured the Buffalo Ghosts image at the #terrapinhide in Madikwe

Vlog Ep 1

Vlog Ep 1

Join Canon Professional Andrew Aveley as he introduces his VLOG

Landscapes Canon 5DSR

Landscapes Canon 5DSR

Canon Professional photographer shares his thoughts and images from the Canon 5DS R after practical Landscape shooting.

Landrover Magazine

Landrover Magazine

Landrover Magazine article by Andrew Aveley in the October 2015 Issue

The Survivor -Thandi the rhino

The Survivor -Thandi the rhino

Thandi – From and African word meaning ” loved one” .A fitting name for a true survivor of the scourge of senseless poaching of rhino horn in South Africa.Read more on helping the conservation efforts of these majestic animals

Feedback from Donald

Feedback from Donald

Donald travelled with a small group of avid photographers and enjoyed some of the best sighting we have had on Zimanga. This is what he had to say.

Birds Canon 5DSR

Birds Canon 5DSR

So this is the second in the field practical review on this megapixel monster. Birds are not one of my most successful subjects to photograph due to my tracking skill levels being I would have to admit average at best.

Feedback from Colin

Feedback from Colin

Feedback from Colin Lesar on his workshop with me at Zimanga private game reserve on my Creative Nature photography Workshop

the Black knight

the Black knight

I enjoy the art of Black and White. Take a look at this image and my subsequent ramblings on more than just the photography ….. Click read more

Wildlife Canon 5DS R

Wildlife Canon 5DS R

My thoughts of and images from the Canon 5DS R in a wildlife environment by Canon professional photographer , Andrew Aveley The Photographer

Feedback from Philip

Feedback from Philip

To receive feedback from a client after a photographic safari is always welcome , good and bad. Feedback from Canon photographer Philip Bärtschi from a Creating Photography Wildlife adventure in June 2015

Canon 5DS R Review

Canon 5DS R Review

Canon professional photographer Andrew Aveley shares some thoughts on the new Canon 5DS R . The first South African Nature photographer to field test a beta version prior to the release on 15 June 2015

CSA Photobooks

CSA Photobooks

Canon professional photographer Andrew Aveley shares some thoughts on CSA Photobooks from Canon South Africa. Read why CSA Photobooks impress me so much.

Canon DPP 4

Canon DPP 4

Canon DPP 4 – Andrew Aveley , a Canon Professional Photographer shares the new updated information on the free Canon Digital Professional software and added models and upgrades.

Lightroom Dehaze Tool

Lightroom Dehaze Tool

Dehaze Tool – Canon professional photographer Andrew Aveley shares example on the use go the new dehaze tool from Adobe in Lightroom CC and Photoshop

Hidden Danger

Hidden Danger

HIDDEN DANGER Hidden Danger - I have refreshed the old blog on this image so that I can showcase it as one of my favourite images to date. It is not easy to choose from the great wildlife we have in Africa , but this images just does. In May/June of  2011 a dream...

The Medium

The Medium

The medium , join Canon professional photographer Andrew Aveley as he shares some personal thoughts on black and white photography

Canon Wide Angle

Canon Wide Angle

Canon Wide Angle – Andrew Aveley reviews Canon’s newest and ground breaking wide angle lens , the 11-24 mm F4 L

Lightroom CC Pano

Lightroom CC Pano

Lightroom CC Pano . Join Andrew Aveley and he explores the new lightroom cc and its functions. Click to read more …..

Goosebumps

Goosebumps

Goosebumps – When I heard the soft muffled words , its a leopard my whole body was engulfed. Cutting edge hide photography at Zimanga by Andrew Aveley ….. Read More

Canon Photographic Training

Canon Photographic Training

Today I can share one of the proudest moments of my career with you , the photographic community through my blog….. I will be endorsed as the first Canon Professional Elite Photographic Trainers in South Africa.

A work in progress

A work in progress

In an ever changing digital world the issue of post processing in the digital work gives up many arguments and opinions. The fact remains , you will somehow be required to ‘develop’ your image for its eventual use. My ideas and opinions are….

A Red Face Mousebird

A Red Face Mousebird

A Red Face Mousebird captured at Zimanga in the Bhejane Bird Hide paying attention to the finer nuances of a birds behaviour and characteristics by Canon professional photographer Andrew Aveley

First Impressions

First Impressions

I share my first impressions of the new Canon 7D MK II DSLR camera while hosting a private guided safari at Zimanga Private Game Reserve . Real world conditions and great results. Click read more to see…

Blue Leopard Moon

Blue Leopard Moon

An image I recently captured while hosting a private workshop at Zimanga Private Game Reserve – Blue Leopard Moon. Click read more for detailed information

Canon Roadshow 2014

Canon Roadshow 2014

Canon Roadshow 2014 – I was fortunate to share my photographic passion to many photographers. It includes wildlife , landscape and nature images

Photo Film Expo 2014

Photo Film Expo 2014

Photo Film Expo 2014 – A short presentation of my work at this 2014 event which includes personal favourite images with music and passion

Duba Plains

Duba Plains

DUBA PLAINS 2015 .A jewel in the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana , Duba Plains is world famous for the Buffalo and Lion interactions . I have been invited by Captured in Africa to host the ONLY 6 day and 5 night adventure in March 2015 to this iconic destination with 6 photographers – ( SADC Residents Only).

Leopard at night

Leopard at night

Leopard at night . I selected this one for to show how with a professional guide and tracker on the vehicle you can capture and create simple but effective images with out having to disturb and aggravate an animal by getting into its comfort zone.

Osprey with fish

Osprey with fish

Osprey with fish . This has been one of my most sought after subjects in the avian realm. On a recent workshop I was able to fulfil this dream and capture one of the migrant Western Osprey with a fish it had just caught……Click read more to find out more

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Photo & Film 2014

Photo & Film 2014

Photo & Film 2014 .Well things have slowly returned to normal after a good couple of weeks on the road for various work and photography related projects. It all culminated with the annual Photographic Expo at the Coca Cola Dome in Randburg , Gauteng . Click Read More ………..

Zimanga Reflections

Zimanga Reflections

Zimanga Reflections . I have just completed a special photographic workshop at Zimanga Photographic Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal The highlight of the weekend would be the last morning when after some searching we found the pack of Wild Dogs .

Inspiration 7

Inspiration 7

Inspiration 7 .I have been challenged by Simon McDonnell to share three images a day for 7 days that I have captured that inspire me. No words , just the images. Here is my seventh and final share.

Inspiration 6

Inspiration 6

Inspiration 6 .I have been challenged by Simon McDonnell to share three images a day for 7 days that I have captured that inspire me. No words , just the images. Here is my sixth share.

A Leopard

A Leopard

The Leopard

I have been challenged in social media by Daryl Visser to share one black and white image for 5 days . Here is the fifth of my images and hope you are inspired by it.

Inspiration 5

Inspiration 5

Inspiration 5 .I have been challenged by Simon McDonnell to share three images a day for 7 days that I have captured that inspire me. No words , just the images. Here is my fith share.

Crested Guinea Fowl

Crested Guinea Fowl

Crested Guinea Fowl . I have been challenged in social media by Daryl Visser to share one black and white image for 5 days . Here is the fourth of my images and hope you are inspired by it.

Inspiration 4

Inspiration 4

Inspiration 4 .I have been challenged by Simon McDonnell to share three images a day for 7 days that I have captured that inspire me. No words , just the images. Here is my forth share.

Meishu Maru 38

Meishu Maru 38

Meishu Maru 38

I have been challenged in social media by Daryl Visser to share one black and white image for 5 days . Here is the third of my images and hope you are inspired by it.

Inspiration 3

Inspiration 3

Inspiration 3 .I have been challenged by Simon McDonnell to share three images a day for 7 days that I have captured that inspire me. No words , just the images. Here is my third share.

Stampede

Stampede

Stampede

I have been challenged in social media by Daryl Visser to share 1 Black and white image for 5 days . Here is the second of my images and hope you are inspired by it.

Inspiration 2

Inspiration 2

Inspiration 2 . I have been challenged by Simon McDonnell to share three images a day for 7 days that I have captured that inspire me. No words , just the images. Here is my second share.

DANCE WITH THE MAASAI

DANCE WITH THE MAASAI

It could be the landscapes of namibia, the wildlife of the Kalahari, or just general street photography. I look at the bigger picture often and try my best to immerse my photographic self into a destination or environment. Read more

The Elephant

The Elephant

The Elephant

I have been challenged in social media by Daryl Visser to share 1 Black and white image for 5 days . Here is the first of my images and hope you are inspired by it.

Inspiration 1

Inspiration 1

Inspiration 1.I have been challenged by Simon McDonnell to share three images a day for 7 days that I have captured that inspire me. No words , just the images. Here is my first share.

Amboseli Moments

Amboseli Moments

Amboseli National Park – Land of Giants and Landscapes One of my life long goals has been to set foot in the Amboseli ecosystem shooting images. Click on read more to see a small window into this incredible place.

Young Inspiration

Young Inspiration

Young Inspiration .A blog of a difference and more specific , with my own very personal thoughts and ideals regarding our responsibility towards nature , wildlife and all things we as nature photographers capture through our lenses .

The Survey Prize

The Survey Prize

The Survey Prize ! I am very proud to have I teamed up with PRINTWILD and the DIGITAL GALLERY to offer the 3rd Prize winner of this years SA Photography Survey one of my Wildlife and Nature collection prints.

My Canon G16

My Canon G16

My Canon G16 .Not many people know how powerful this little compact from Canon is. Over the last 6 months I have used it as a social camera , family fun shoots and in a number of difficult situations lighting wise. To say that I am impressed would be an understatement and then some.

You want to WIN

You want to WIN

You want to WIN – Take the Photo Survey 2014 and stand a chance to win one of three incredible prizes . Andrew Aveley is a proud sponsor of this simple and easy process

See you at the Expo ….

See you at the Expo ….

See you at the Expo – Andrew Aveley will be presenting Creating photography on Friday 31 October at 13h00 on the main stage . A fresh approach to shooting images from a proud Canon Professional Photographer.

Oceans of Space

Oceans of Space

Oceans of Space – When one thinks of Namibia I am sure the first image that springs to mind is of the famous trees of Deadvlei and the wildlife of the great northern Etosha regions. My visits to these places have been special in every respect, and I would encourage anyone who enjoys the openness of the coastline of South Africa to visit this ocean of space and light at least once in their lives.

Gallery Interaction

Gallery Interaction

Gallery Interaction – One of the things I wanted for my images in the Portfolio sections , is the ability for people to comment, ask technical questions or even post processing tips or hints . So below is a group of screen grabs that give you a guideline to how to go about asking those questions .

New beginnings ….

New beginnings ….

So , this is the first official blog post for me this year of 2014 . Bit late you may say or think but always better late than never .The reason simply has been a refocus of many of my energies into various aspects of my working life and also the photographic journey I am on has had some positive changes.

Thank You To All

Thank You To All

Thank You To All . I would like to thank you and each and everyone of my loyal blog followers for the incredible support throughout 2013 by Andrew Aveley

Places , People and Passion

Places , People and Passion

Places , People and Passion . A wide angle photograph of a summer sunset at the secluded rocks know only as “the crack” , Jaap se Baai , Brenton on Sea near Knysna by photographer Andrew Aveley. Read on at some interesting personal comments …..

The Half Pipe

The Half Pipe

The Half Pipe is a snippet of images and words from the Canon SA 2013 Expo . Action fisheye magic shots by Andrew Aveley

World Cheetah Day 2013

World Cheetah Day 2013

World Cheetah Day 2013 . A animal I really enjoy watching and photographing all through Southern Africa. My favourite Cheetah images by Andrew Aveley

Canon Expo 2013

Canon Expo 2013

I am extremely excited this year to again being given the opportunity to share my passion at the Canon Expo 2013. I was given the brief that my presentation should “Inspire” others. I have spent some time on searching my library for the image that are personal and have inspired me to be a photographer………….

Ernest Porter – The Birdman

Ernest Porter – The Birdman

I was recently introduced to a very inspiring young photographer, Ernest Porter a fellow CANON nut . A mere 22 years young he has a passion for birds and specifically those that are found in the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens in South Africa……

A point of view

A point of view

I some times get engrossed in things without question. Its times like these that as in photography you sometimes need to step back and look at things from a different point of view

The Chobe – A personal story

The Chobe – A personal story

A place that I have become very fond of is the Chobe river in the north of Botswana and the Zambezi region (Caprivi Strip) of Namibia . It was the perfect choice for a personal project a few months back. I am very proud of this article and recent feature in the Summer issue of the Sea Rescue Magazine

South African Copyright

South African Copyright

South African Copyright Not many people are currently aware of a call by the Department of Trade and Industry have called for participation to bring the South African Copyright laws to bring them into line with international standards. Please read this and share the link inside

A Hippo and the Harvest Moon

A Hippo and the Harvest Moon

A Hippo and the Harvest Moon Ever wondered why the moon when it rises is sometimes red or a bit yellow … well its due to strong signal strength of these colours in the light spectrum as they travel futher from there source and or pollution in the atmosphere at sunset when a moon rise also occurs.

The Land of Giants

The Land of Giants

When we experience things for the first time or even just enjoy something over and over with small changes , capturing photographic moments of these will always be unique if you spend a little time enjoying the moment. The land of Giants was just such an experience .

Speed ,  Balance and Skill

Speed , Balance and Skill

Speed, Balance and Skill three words that you may think relates to you as a photographer ! I was very fortunate to witness a incredible 7 seconds of wildlife action a cheetah hunt. A female Cheetah with a sub adult cub hunt a Thomson’s gazelle from start to finish.

Hunting Serval

Hunting Serval

Hunting Serval I was really hoping to see one of these guys on my trip to the Great Migration in the Kenya. It was a great moment to see this incredible small cat.

Landscapes of the Mara

Landscapes of the Mara

Any expedition that I embark on does not only focus on the main theme , for example the Chobe and the blog I did on its landscape possibilities earlier this year. This year with the Great Migration , my mindset was no different …….

Iphonography and the Migration

Iphonography and the Migration

Iphonography and the Migration – When you visit destinations for photographic purposes, don’t forget to capture the small stuff with a smart phone or p&s ……Funography

My Canons and the Mara

My Canons and the Mara

Okay so here is what I took and what I used in this years Great Migration in Kenya. When I planned for this trip , i did have a slight advantage as after a visit earlier in the year (2013) . In saying this , it was still a huge difference to know the incredible migration would be there.

World Elephant Day 2013

World Elephant Day 2013

World Elephant Day 2013 . I am not a big photoshop or processing magician but enjoy the task and challenge to create a image that evokes mood and thought. Hope you are inspired.

To Dance with a Maasai..

To Dance with a Maasai..

When I think of visiting Kenya , not only the animals are important to me but the people of the land , the genuine Maasai. I was privileged to capture this image of a ceremonial dance in Amboseli early this year while on a photographic adventure .

A Cheetah , yeah right …………..

A Cheetah , yeah right …………..

Earlier this year I spent a magical few days with friends in the Kalahari. We followed this guy for about and hour until he moved onto this ridge above a river bed to search for a meal. Below is a little behind the scenes info about how we found this chap…….

Kilimanjaro Nights

Kilimanjaro Nights

I am extremely passionate about the nocturnal landscape and you will find that on just about any safari or expedition I lead or am on, this is something I will do when ever possible.

The Chobe River

The Chobe River

This adventure promised to be something a little different, even from the already exclusive expedition I was on to this destination.

Timbavati Photo Safari June 2013

Timbavati Photo Safari June 2013

This year saw us venture a little more into the central Timbavati to the incredible Umlani Bush camp. A truly incredible lodge with an awesome team of staff and rangers. My guests were also old friends and some new aspiring photographers

African BirdLife

African BirdLife

I was invited to be part of a unique initiative in Nov 2012 by Tom Esterhuizen and Mark Brown . They were to use UAV ‘s to assist Cape Nature in Plettenberg Bay with the accurate count of the Kelp Gull population in a environmentally sensitive area at the mouth of the Keurbooms river.

My work in print……..

My work in print……..

As a photographer , one of the ultimate moments for me is when I have captured a unique piece of time and light , is to have it reproduced in a format that is tangible and visual , my work in print. I discovered the father and son printing team

The Chobe Fisherman

The Chobe Fisherman

We all see and read about the amazing wildlife and that can be photographed on the Chobe river. Being a main artery of life in Southern Africa , there is a lot more to this epic destination…………

Vulture Conservation – Giants Castle

Vulture Conservation – Giants Castle

What comes to mind when you hear the name of Giants Castle ? For most it conjures up images of soaring Bearded and Cape Griffon vultures with the full wing pose coming into land on a rocky ledge in golden light or soaring majestically up in the blue sky……..

Behind the frame – Kalahari Stampede

Behind the frame – Kalahari Stampede

I went to the Kalahari Transfrontier Park at the beginning of 2009 for the first time and was completely in awe of the vast space and environment. I wont bore you with all the adjectives and stories of the lions and predators that made an impact on me , but

Chobe through my Wide Angle……….

Chobe through my Wide Angle……….

We all hear about the mighty Chobe River as a great destination for photographing wildlife and birds, which I mentioned in a previous blog post. What if told you that I rate it as one of the best kept secrets when it comes to “Wide Angle” lens…

Tim an Amboseli Giant

Tim an Amboseli Giant

Not all wildlife enthusiasts believe that giving animals names is a good thing. For me , it adds character and makes the subject more that just another of its species. I was sure magnificent elephant bull like this would have some name and or history…….

Them dam birds….

Them dam birds….

Okay so I have never professed to be a photographic “Twitcher” before by any stretch of the imagination. I have been more drawn specifically to the Raptors that we have in Southern Africa. I recently read in a leading handbook specifically for this type of birding that I may indeed be a Raptorphile…..

Photographic Tools – The APP

Photographic Tools – The APP

With the advances in technology , one of the most useful items you can use for you photography is your smartphone/tablet. (No not for taking images as with Iponography and now Ipadonography , lol)

Mara Life

Mara Life

As a wildlife photographer we all have things we would love to capture through the lens. One of the most looked for, in my opinion, would be the “kill scene” or “moment”. It may sound macabre to some, but that instant when life and death meet to feed the circle of life…A reality that is nature.

Origins of Badger Mayhem

Origins of Badger Mayhem

After the recent blog post I did titled “Photographing the Chobe“, I received a number of interesting comments as to why my friends keep referring to me as “the Badger” and my activities as “mayhem”. I thought I would share a little insight as to the origins and reasons for these terms and the nick name…

Photographing the Chobe

Photographing the Chobe

Having grown up on the coast and being actively involved in its marine industry, I must confess I was really excited about spending time on one of the great rivers in Southern Africa. Not only sharing this with great guys and awesome photographers but also the fact that I can combine the love of water, nature, wildlife and photography.

Namibian Starburst

Namibian Starburst

As you develop as a photographer , ‘rules’ seem to spring up all over the place. Being somewhat of a hard-case , i tend to break them quite often……

Unique Leucistic Impala

Unique Leucistic Impala

Over the last few months things have been a little busy so I have neglected the blog a little but have got awesome material to share over the next few weeks , I am very excited to share with you an amazing sighting I witnessed……….

Nikon Photographer Fails

Nikon Photographer Fails

Every year I watch the coverage of the “Le Tour” on one of our DSTV sports channels……..Not only is the racing intense but the landscapes and vistas of the regions they traverse inspiring……..

Canon Lack of Noise

Canon Lack of Noise

The final review I have considered doing on the two aspects of the new 5 D MK III was about canon lack of noise and performance at the higher ISO. Performance of my equipment at higher ISO settings it is an important tool in the getting maximum out of the low light situations………..

Canon a moment of truth…

Canon a moment of truth…

Over the last few weeks I have read and heard many presentations of the performance of the new flagship Canon 5 D MK 3. My initial reviews of the technical stuff …..

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