Posts Tagged ‘ photography ’

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 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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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 Tip: Creating space when post processing

March 30, 2010
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Photo Tip: Creating space when post processing

When shooting wildlife, many of us use the center focus point to make sure we get the very sharpest and in focus image we can.  In case you don’t know, for many camera’s that center focus point is a ‘cross type’ focusing point whereas many of the other focus options on the camera focus...

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Part 1 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 14, 2009
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Part 1 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

Over the next 5 days, we will be posting the details and picture filled journey recap of a Belgian named Johan De Bondt.  In August 2009, Johan along with 3 other travelers hired guides and a vehicle and traveled via Maun to: a) Nogatsaa & Tchinga (Chobe forest); b) Savute; c) Khwai riverside (Moremi);...

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Telephoto lens options for Chobe/safari

October 9, 2009
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This article will not be full of recommendations, but will have lots of links to help you read reviews on any lens you are considering.  Over time and as new information or options become available, this article will be updated. It’s possible to go on safari with a lens as small as a 70-200mm. ...

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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

October 2, 2009
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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

Well, that is what I planned to title the article.  I spent two weeks examining more than a dozen different bean bag designs for supporting camera and telephoto lens on safari.  I developed a rating system and thought I could come up with the one true winner. It doesn’t work that way – life...

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Photo tip: Digestion is easiest when things are in proper proportions!

September 12, 2009
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Photo tip: Digestion is easiest when things are in proper proportions!

The title has double meaning.  The photo above is the “as shot” image. This little Pied Kingfisher may have a meal that is too big for him to swallow.  It is a nice “behavior shot” of these birds as this is a typical catch.  The sun is at a nice angle as there is...

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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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