Posts Tagged ‘ South Africa ’

Packing the Camera Bag: Travel vs. Field

April 22, 2012
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Packing the Camera Bag: Travel vs. Field

Every photography trip is a little different.  On some, you’re headed out to do landscapes and on others it may be wildlife.  Even most wildlife safari trips are a little different with each trip.  Maybe you have new gear.  Maybe you are going in a different season, or maybe you are going to a...

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Coffee Table Book: South Africa by Micheal Poliza and friends

April 19, 2010
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Coffee Table Book: South Africa by Micheal Poliza and friends

As Chobe Safari has been noted before, Michael Poliza is one of our inspirational photographers.  His book AFRICA change how I tried to shoot animals on my last trip to Botswana.  I must confess I was only half satisfied with my results as the original always exceeds imitation.  So with that backdrop, I was...

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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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Botswana ranked ‘most peaceful Country in Africa’

November 9, 2009
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Botswana ranked ‘most peaceful Country in Africa’

Botswana has been ranked the highest among all African countries on the Global Peace Index (GPI). The GPI is a ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. It is the first time that an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers...

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Travel Tip: Peri-Peri Chicken and a chain called Nando’s

October 11, 2009
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Travel Tip: Peri-Peri Chicken and a chain called Nando’s

On my first trip to southern Africa, I discovered a dish that I fell in love with: peri peri chicken fron Nando’s.  Peri-Peri Chicken is a must on your trip to Botswana or South Africa! Peri-Peri is the perfect blend of flavor and fire. Technically, it should be piri-piri and not peri-peri. It is...

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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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Novel to read while on Safari: Cry the Beloved Country

September 23, 2009
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Novel to read while on Safari: Cry the Beloved Country

“Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be...

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African White-backed Vultures: the “American football team”

September 9, 2009
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African White-backed Vultures: the “American football team”

The following article was originally published at OutdoorPhoto.co.za and written by Mark D. Anderson.  I have communicated with Mark and he has kindly given permission for the republication. Per Mark, White Backed Vultures are found within Chobe National Park. For American Football fans, it is now obvious that our game is viewed by my...

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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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Photo tip: Stand on the shoulders of giants

September 6, 2009
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Photo tip:  Stand on the shoulders of giants

I get a lot of compliments from folks looking at my photos.  Many think I have a natural eye.  Maybe, and thank you; however, I know my skills come from three distinct efforts: Training:  I learned the basics on composition during an elective photography course at college back in 1975.  Those rules of thumb...

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