BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Lesser Noddy, Seychelles | 1/500 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1600 | 1D Mark IV + 70-200mmf/2.8 | Av, -1 ev

 

I’m very honoured and proud to announce that my photo won the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for the Bird Behaviour category. It was a wonderful night for all South Africans with many winners – well done to all!

 

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Top 10 tips for wildlife photography beginners

So you recently bought your first DSLR camera and lens, booked a photographic safari and are ready to photograph a whole coffee table book of stunning wildlife photographs in one trip! The only problem is that you think the “P” stands for Professional and the “A” for Amateur on the camera dial! Here are my top 10 tips for any beginner photographer.

 

1. Focus on the eye

The viewer’s attention is always drawn to the eye of the subject. This is the strongest element in your photo that needs to be well illuminated and importantly, IN FOCUS. It’s the element that gives “life” to the subject. The closer you are to an animal the more important this becomes as the depth of focus increases (levels of focus on a subject). Use a single autofocus point and move it to eye of the subject while maintain your striking composition.

Lion, Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya | 1/1000 sec at f/4, ISO 400 | 1D Mark IV + 600mmf/4 | Av, 0 ev

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Safari Diary, MAASAI MARA – Sep 2012

SAFARI DIARY

Photo Tour, Maasai Mara in Kenya

1 September 2012

I was greeted by a clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro on my way up to East Africa! What a nice way to say hello! Tomorrow we’ll explore a few places in and around Nairobi as our guests will be arriving throughout the day from all around the world!

20120901_4118 | N-A < HumanHand, Kenya in Kenya1-2000 sec at f - 2,8, ISO 80   |   iPhone 4 +    |   Normal,_

 

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