Posts Tagged ‘ shooting ’

Photo Tip: Photographing Ivory

April 9, 2010
By
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...

Read more »

Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

October 24, 2009
By
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

Read more »

Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

October 2, 2009
By
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...

Read more »

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

September 12, 2009
By
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...

Read more »

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

September 11, 2009
By
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...

Read more »

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

September 10, 2009
By
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...

Read more »

Photographing the African Elephant

September 8, 2009
By
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...

Read more »

Photographing the Greater Kudu – Tragelaphus strepsiceros

September 4, 2009
By
Photographing the Greater Kudu – Tragelaphus strepsiceros

One of my favorite animals within Chobe NP is the Kudu.  It’s a beautiful and tall animal with lots of pattern and subtle color changes on the hide… and of course, on the bull kudu, those horns!  Kudu are found at Chobe National Park both near waters edge at the Chobe River and also...

Read more »

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

September 1, 2009
By

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...

Read more »

Exercise your eyes

August 28, 2009
By
Exercise your eyes

While at Chobe, you will have the chance to take hundreds of photos each morning and evening game drive. I encourage you to take these pictures as many of these will be keepsakes you will treasure; however, after a few days, it is easy to get into a routine of shooting the same shot...

Read more »