Posts Tagged ‘ giraffe ’

Travel Tip: Video of typical morning at Chobe

August 10, 2010
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A typical, slightly better than average, Chobe morning game drive.  Mornings like this is why I go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xCJHUMGsE&feature=player_embedded

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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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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: You can do it too – The story of Billy Dodson

June 20, 2010
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Photo Tip: You can do it too – The story of Billy Dodson

Billy Dodson was the 2007 Winner of the The Nature Conservancy Digital Photo Contest.  At the time he won the event, he had only been seriously into wildlife photography for TWO YEARS.  I think this is a great story and, hopefully, it will inspire you to get out and shoot more. “I’m not a...

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African Wildlife Photography and the Need for Black and White

May 6, 2010
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African Wildlife Photography and the Need for Black and White

We see in color.  In a digital age we capture in color.  Is there a need for black and white (B&W) photography?  I think few would debate this.  So, for me, the high level question is ‘when should I convert shots to B&W?’.   In this article, I will try and share my thoughts on...

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Photo Tip – Consider “High Key” Effect for Animals with Patterns

January 30, 2010
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Photo Tip – Consider “High Key” Effect for Animals with Patterns

Sometimes when on safari, you spot great animals … but unfortunately, it will be hard to create the separation you wanted between the subject and the bush around the animals.  Of course this makes all of the since in the world since mother makes many animals camouflaged for either avoiding predators or for stalking...

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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 – January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010
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Photo of the Day – January 20, 2010

Giraffes in B&W

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Photo of the Day: Spring Rain Coming December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009
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Photo of the Day: Spring Rain Coming        December 15, 2009

The winter is now over within Botswana and the rains come to Chobe and areas north, keeping the bush alive for another great season of wildlife viewing next year.  In this image, a pair of Giraffes walk near the water.  The Caprivi Strip of Namibia can be seen in the distance.  Incoming storms are...

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Photo of the Day / Photo Tip: From flat to ‘wall hanger’ via B&W conversion – November 19, 2009

November 19, 2009
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Photo of the Day / Photo Tip: From flat to ‘wall hanger’ via B&W conversion –  November 19, 2009

Here is a little ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot.  I always teach to try and shoot when the light is low in the sky as this gives soft light and nice contrast to an image.  However, sometimes, you see something you like when the sun is high.  What to do?  Well of course photograph the...

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