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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 [...]

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 [...]

GORILLAS, CHIMPS AND SAFARI ALL IN ONE!

Introducing my new Uganda trip! I'm delighted to be partnering with Penda Photo Tours to offer this 10 day exciting wildlife photography holiday, covering critically endangered mountain gorillas as well as our closest cousins: chimpanzees, and a host of other primates. Not only that, but we've added on a [...]

Kenya Photo Safari 2015 Blog Part 2

Day 2 Now then, if day 1 hadn't been gripping enough, day 2 was about to get off to a unimaginably good start. We headed out early - always just before dawn for the best light - to see what was out and about. Then one of the drivers got a [...]

Kenya Photo Safari 2015 Blog Part 1

    It's only taken me four months to get around to this! I've been busy on video projects until Christmas, but now I've finally been through all my Kenya images, I thought I'd blog the trip. Anyway, now BBC's The Hunt has finished on telly, I need another dose [...]