Posts Tagged ‘ sunset ’

Photo Tip/Travel Tip – Determining How Long You Have Before the Sun Goes Down on You

May 8, 2010
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Photo Tip/Travel Tip – Determining How Long You Have Before the Sun Goes Down on You

The golden hours of sunset are a great time to shoot your photography.  Unfortunately, there are times when you are getting those memory shots, but you know you need to get back closer to civilization before the sun goes down.  This could be anywhere from a desert location, out on open water, or (for...

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Photo Tip: A must download – The Photographer’s Ephemeris

March 25, 2010
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Photo Tip: A must download – The Photographer’s Ephemeris

One of the most important things one needs to know in photography are the details surrounding the ‘golden hours’.  You know, those special hours near sunset and sunrise when the light is special and all of your subjects have that special flow.  To take advantage of this light, one needs to know exactly where...

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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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Jigsaw Puzzle/Photo of the Day – January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010
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Jigsaw Puzzle/Photo of the Day – January 15, 2010

\Click on the image to get to the puzzle.

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Photo Tip: Finding the Compostion – even after the shot

December 13, 2009
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Photo Tip:  Finding the Compostion – even after the shot

In winning photography, composition is everything.  That said, sometimes in the field, the shot comes and goes that fast.  That’s the case with today’s shot.  I was on the Chobe River doing a ‘booze cruise’ on a pontoon boat with friends.  In this setting, you don’t really have control of the boat pilot.  Our...

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Photo of the Day and Photo Tip: Shoot in ultra low light – November 15, 2009

November 15, 2009
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Photo of the Day and Photo Tip:  Shoot in ultra low light – November 15, 2009

Photo Tip:  We often talk of the golden hours as being those hours just after sunrise or just before sunset, however some of the most special light is just after sunset.  With modern cameras allowing higher ISO settings, this timelimit  is constantly expanding.

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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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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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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 – 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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