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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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