Monthly Archives: April 2010

Bridgetown project expected to boost Botswana’s tourism sector

April 30, 2010
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Kazungula is basically a small community on the eastern side of Kasane.  Chobe National Park is on the west side of Kasane.  Kazungula is most ‘famous’ as a border crossing.  It is a location where the one can enter/leave Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and/or Nambia.  The Zambia or Nambia route requires taking the famed Kazangula...

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Photo of the Day and Photo Tip: They are your photos – They need to be special to YOU

April 28, 2010
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Photo of the Day and Photo Tip: They are your photos – They need to be special to YOU

That’s right.  You were on the safari.  You saw the sight.  You captured the sight.  Do others like your photo?  Maybe or maybe not, but are YOU satisfied that you captured the moment and the memory?  If you did, that is really all that is needed. Today’s photo of the day is a favorite...

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Photo Tip: Another Photo Contest to win a southern Africa safari

April 25, 2010
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Photo Tip: Another Photo Contest to win a southern Africa safari

I’m becoming a fan of the folks at C4 Images and Safari (Shem Compion and Andre Cloete).  They are celebrating their 5th year and to kick things off, they are offering a safari for two.  Some strings attached, but not bad, so read onward and consider entering … but time is short, so GET...

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Early Safari Planning Tip: Things to consider

April 23, 2010
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Early Safari Planning Tip: Things to consider

1. Do you want your trip to be dedicated to photography or a vacation mixed with photography? This is a particularly big decision if you are traveling with others who are not dedicated to photography.  For me, if traveling with others, I can be up at sunrise, shoot the golden hours and often be...

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Coffee Table Book: South Africa by Micheal Poliza and friends

April 19, 2010
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Coffee Table Book: South Africa by Micheal Poliza and friends

As Chobe Safari has been noted before, Michael Poliza is one of our inspirational photographers.  His book AFRICA change how I tried to shoot animals on my last trip to Botswana.  I must confess I was only half satisfied with my results as the original always exceeds imitation.  So with that backdrop, I was...

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Photo Tip (and a quick test): The X-Rite Online Color Challenge

April 15, 2010
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Photo Tip (and a quick test): The X-Rite Online Color Challenge

Color in your photos may start with checking the white balance in the field, however, to get the print color correct, ultimately you will need with accurate color on your screen and at your printer. Photographers understand that a color-managed workflow is essential to obtain true color from capture, to edit, to print. In...

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Photo Tip: Rethinking High ISO Images

April 13, 2010
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Photo Tip: Rethinking High ISO Images

A few weeks ago, I was shooting very early morning, and was forced to shoot some shots at ISO 1600 with my Canon 7D.  I was really pleased with how those images came out.   While I was forced to push the ISO, I tried to keep the histogram as far right as possible.  In...

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Photo Tip: Photographing Ivory

April 9, 2010
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Photo Tip: Photographing Ivory

Last year I was viewing member submitted photographs at the South African site: Outdoor Photo.  I was impressed with some of the close-up images of elephant tusks.  The details in the ivory really told a story about the life and struggles of the animal. Since Chobe is dense with elephants, I decided I would...

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Photo and Travel Tip: Yes, Elephants Can Hide

April 7, 2010
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Photo and Travel Tip: Yes, Elephants Can Hide

I recently ran into this ‘fun’ image at Art Wolfe’s blog: While it wasn’t hard to see this elephant, it brought back a lot of memories from my last safari.  On that trip, my son, Justin Eleazer, wanted to explore more inland and much further west than we had ever traveled before within Chobe...

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Photo Tip: Work your skills – night sky photography

April 5, 2010
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Photo Tip: Work your skills – night sky photography

So, it’s the end of winter here in the US, and the start or Fall in southern Africa. For many of us, this is not an exciting time for photography.  Flowers aren’t blooming yet, it’s a little too early in the season to go on safari, so how do we pass our photo time...

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