Monthly Archives: July 2010

Photo Tip – Add ‘aged look’ or save a mistake using texture effects

July 31, 2010
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Photo Tip – Add ‘aged look’ or save a mistake using texture effects

Today’s article will be short, but pretty powerful.  Have you ever wondered how others create aged looks or background textures in their images?  You may think this can only be achieved by purchasing plug-in tools.  I know I thought there was some technical challenges to creating this effect without purchasing something.  Well, it’s much...

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Travel and Photo Tips: Things NOT to do on Safari

July 14, 2010
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Travel and Photo Tips: Things NOT to do on Safari

I think it is important to remind folks of things to avoid when on safari.  Some of the items I will list have to do with personal safety, some with respect for wildlife and some are to help us preserve the natural environment of the park: Personal Safety Do not get out of the...

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Photo Tip – Find the Three words that convey your photographic message

July 8, 2010
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Photo Tip – Find the Three words that convey your photographic message

This week, I had the chance to visit B&H Photo in New York City and hear my friend Andy Biggs talk on ‘a day in the life of a professional wildlife photographer’. As usual, Andy did a great job of connecting with the audience.  During the presentation, he shared ‘keeper’ shots as well as...

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Photo Tip: Photographing Fireworks

July 4, 2010
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Photo Tip: Photographing Fireworks

In the US, it’s 4th of July weekend, which means there will be many fireworks displays.  While I have never seen fireworks on safari, I am still going to post the general info on how to photograph fireworks. Which camera? All you really need in the way of equipment is a camera on which...

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John Huxley: Our safari in northern Botswana

July 3, 2010
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John Huxley:  Our safari in northern Botswana

From time to time, ChobeSafari likes to feature travel stories of others to the region so one can gain a broad view of a typical safari vacation.  Here is a recent trip summary by John Huxley. by John Huxley Seriously, our guide Thuso Sarefo says with a wide, Batswana smile, there is an ever-present...

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