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How To Prepare and Pack For a Photography Safari to Africa

I'm writing this article because I remember the mixture of excitement and bewilderment at tackling my first African photography safari in 2008. What to take? What to leave at home? What to prepare? What clothing, money, insurance, visas? All these questions and more I'll attempt to answer here. Going away on [...]

By |2019-05-08T10:37:16+00:006 Apr 2015|Africa, Equipment, Kenya, Lions, Technique, Tips, Wildlife, Workshops & safaris|

Is Professional Photography Gear Worth The Money?

In this short article for Landscape Photography Magazine (when it had a wildlife photography section), I contemplate whether pro gear really is worth the money. You can download the PDF for free here: LPM Is Pro Gear Really Worth The Money? The latest pro-specification DSLRs are bristling with features that [...]

By |2019-04-05T13:11:43+00:0031 Mar 2015|Africa, Equipment, ISO, Kenya, Magazine articles, Magazines, Technique, Tips, Wildlife|

When to use a tripod, monopod, beanbag or other camera support

Male urban peregrine falcon - a shot like this taken at 1200mm (600mm + 2x converter) simply can't be taken without a tripod. Nikon D800E, 600mm f/4 lens, 1/400sec , f/11, ISO 1600, Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 carbon fibre tripod with Wimberley Head Tripod? Monopod? Gorillapod? Baffled? Read on! Whether [...]

By |2019-04-05T13:19:34+00:0016 Nov 2014|Equipment, Technique, Tips, Tripods and Support|

Nikon D4s preview

The new Nikon D4s - image courtesy of Nikon With a certain amount of fanfare, Nikon has just released the new Nikon D4s, which the usual suspects are now advertising to be available from March onwards in the UK. From the spec sheet, this is a formidable flagship [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:54:24+00:0026 Feb 2014|Camera reviews, Equipment, Gear reviews|