Posts Tagged ‘ exposure ’

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 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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Harry Behret’s Wildlife Photography Tips

February 2, 2010
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Harry Behret’s Wildlife Photography Tips

The following shooting tips and techniques article was written by Harry Behret. Mr. Behret reserves all rights for the text and images within the article.  From our experience, general wildlife shooting and safari wildlife shooting have many things in common, but some exceptions. Since Harry has written this article as a general tutorial on...

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Photo Tip: Photographing the Quintessential African Sunsets with Silhouettes

January 26, 2010
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Photo Tip: Photographing the Quintessential African Sunsets with Silhouettes

The following article by me was first published as a guest feature at www.Photo-Africa.com.  I wanted also share it with my ChobeSafari friends.  I hope this is of value as you shoot those sunsets. I normally discuss the importance of having the sun to ones back or at a favorable angle when shooting during...

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Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

October 24, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

Photo Tip: When shooting into the sun, lower exposure compensation 2 to 3 stops If using a smaller lens, consider a hard edge 2 or 3 stop graduated neutral density filter (GND) to preserve lighting in foreground

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Photo Tip on Exposures: Of Elephants and Hamsters (actually HAMSTTR)

September 11, 2009
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Photo Tip on Exposures: Of Elephants and Hamsters (actually HAMSTTR)

Photography on safari is very challenging.  Some animals are very white and one can easily blow the histogram to the right and lose information.  An example would be egrets and the yellow billed storks.  These are not the feature of this particular articles’ debate. Other animals are quite dark, such as a hippo or...

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Photo Tip – A Big Mistake is Chopping Off Animals Above the Feet

September 10, 2009
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Photo Tip – A Big Mistake is Chopping Off Animals Above the Feet

During my July trip to Chobe, the park was full of giraffes.  Further, like the elephants, they would come down to the Chobe River at sunset to drink.  After viewing them do this for a few days, I decided I wanted to shoot this event with a large lens so that the compression would...

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Photographing the African Elephant

September 8, 2009
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Photographing the African Elephant

The following article is by: Jill Sneesby and Barrie Wilkins and was originally published in OutdoorPhoto.co.za which is a South African photo forum.  All copyrights for text and images is to Jull Sneesby and Barry Wilkins. Jill Sneesby and Barrie Wilkins give advice on how to capture these classic African subjects with camera. The...

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Chobe National Park, Botswana: Malaria and Malaria Pills

September 2, 2009
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Chobe National Park, Botswana: Malaria and Malaria Pills

When preparing for a safari to northern Botswana, including Chobe National Park, Moremi, Linyanti and the Okavango Delta, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends numerous precautions including Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B and Typhoid. Also recommended are anti-Malarial drugs. From my experience, no one seems to my the immunizations shots, but the anti...

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Canon announces 7D: possibly the best camera for safari for the avid photographer

September 1, 2009
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Nikon shooters will debate this, but for non-pro Canon shooters, this is big news.  I have loved my 1.6x crop 50D, but on safari, it’s 9 focus points with only one being cross type have left me “out of focus” on some critical shots when panning or at low light.  Further, I have always...

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