Kenya

WILDLIFE BABIES

I’ve been a professional wildlife photographer since 2008 and for all of that time I’ve been trying to take pictures that will invoke an emotional response with people. In my experience, there is nothing that does that quite as well as baby animals. It’s probably got [...]

ANIMAL PORTRAITS

Look this way big fella! It's like herding cats... I tend to think of wildlife portraits as finding the essence of an animal. Just like human portraits, taking animal portraits follows a lot of the same rules with a few major differences. Whilst you'll have the [...]

THE BEAUTY OF BACK-LIGHT

A rufous-tailed hummingbird in Costa Rica Back-light is, as you might expect, where the light on the subject is predominantly from behind. What this does is produce a dramatic effect, outlining the subject in rim light. All the more stunning if that light is warm in [...]

TEXTURE

I don't know how other photographers describe texture, but I always think of it as visually representing what you would feel if you reached into the photograph and touched the surface of the subject. By the way, don't do this to an elephant! Speaking of elephants, [...]

STUNNING SUNSETS

There's something incredibly evocative about the colours at sunset and sunrise. (In fact, I wrote a whole article a while ago about it for Landscape Photography Magazine) In this blog post, I've collected a few thoughts about what I look for when creating a good [...]

By |2019-04-18T18:35:57+00:0011 Apr 2019|Africa, Composition, France, Kenya, Landscapes, Sunsets, Technique, Tips|

CHIAROSCURO

"What's that?" I hear you say. Chiaroscuro is an Italian word which literally means "bright-dark". It's an artistic term used to describe the use of strong contrasts between light and dark areas to enhance the 3D modelling of the subject and create drama. And I love [...]

CLUTTER: THE ENEMY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION

A good photograph must grab the viewer's attention. That usually means that the subject of the photo mustn't have to fight with a lot of other distracting stuff in the frame. If there's one thing that kills a photo immediately, it's having a cluttered background. The eye likes things [...]

The Peach Herd – Sustainable grazing initiative for the Maasai Mara

Kenya's Maasai people are under threat. The Mara's wildlife is under threat. The Peach Herd is a sustainable grazing initiative by Hamish Stoddart of Peach Pubs to help both the people and the wildlife. Find out more in this short film I've edited for Hamish, using a lot of the [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:41:22+00:002 Feb 2017|Africa, Charity, Kenya|

A Few Days In Safari Paradise 2016

2016 was another fabulous year on safari! I thought I'd collect some of my images and a short film I made together in one blog post to show you what an awesome spectacle the Masai Mara is and what fun we had photographing the incredible wildlife. 2017 will be our fourth [...]