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  • DAL_0659-Edit

7 Photos From 7 Safaris

Since 2009 Pepe and I have put on 7 photographic safaris. The only year we missed was 2011, which for some reason we couldn't find any takers for the 4 different trips we had planned that year. Probably had something to do with the hangover from the 2010 Soccer World Cup [...]

By |27th July 2015|Photography, Trip Reports|Comments Off on 7 Photos From 7 Safaris
  • DALL5935-Edit

In Memory Of Carolyn Guild

A few months ago I was rather saddened to hear of the passing of a photography friend of mine who I met online via my Nikongear.com project several years ago. Carolyn Guild was a wonderfully gifted landscape photographer who lived in three places periodically through the year, namely California, Utah and [...]

By |24th June 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on In Memory Of Carolyn Guild
  • Zambezi Voyager

My camera gear for Wild Waterways Of Botswana

This year our feature photo safari takes us to the Chobe region in the north east part of Botswana. Here is my thinking on what gear to take. Botswana is an amazing country. It’s blessed with unimaginable beauty in the form of Africa’s most exciting rivers for wildlife and adventure, [...]

By |28th March 2014|Equipment, Safari Planning|Comments Off on My camera gear for Wild Waterways Of Botswana
  • Damaraland, Namibia

LEE Filters Seven5 System Review

The genre of photography that excites me the most these days is landscapes. I can’t think of anything I enjoy shooting more than a drama filled natural landscape. I feel at peace doing this type of photography, truly content. In preparing for our recent photo safari to Namibia I was looking at getting a filter system to help me make the most of the landscape photo opportunities that we were going to encounter. So why use filters when a lot of the effects they offer can be replicated in post production software like Photoshop or Lightroom? Well, firstly I don’t like to do things in post when they can be done in the camera. If there’s a recipe for making me fed up it involves me sitting behind a computer screen for hours tweaking pixels with masks and layers in software that requires a great deal of expertise to get the best results from (besides, I’m not playing the Adobe rent-a-shop game these days). Secondly, the sensors on digital cameras these days have pretty good dynamic range, but if you want to make the most of the digital information captured on those sensors, it’s probably best to avoid working with the extremes of DR. If you’re on the edge of blowing out the sky while lifting the foreground, why not just play it safe and protect the sky with a neutral density graduated filter? […]

By |31st October 2013|Equipment, Reviews|Comments Off on LEE Filters Seven5 System Review
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