When bigger is not better?

Everyone loves fast glass (lenses that go to f2.8 or f4), but for photographers that don’t want to carry heavy gear in the field and when weight limits are an issue, there is a great deal of sense in looking at lighter alternatives. After experiencing a bout of shoulder trouble, I have put aside […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Gear Reviews, Photo Tips, Photo Travel|1 Comment

Selous – a long way from anywhere

20 years ago, while working as a photojournalist for Getaway, I had a chance meeting with aspiring American photographer Rob Ross. He had thrown in the towel with his busy life as a property developer in the USA and was making his home in South Africa with the idea of extending his real interest […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Gear Reviews, Photo Travel, Photographic workshops|0 Comments

Nikon or Canon – the debate continues

The best camera is the one that you have with you when something happens! Others will say that all cameras are good as long as they are black! Then there is the endless debate about whether Nikon or Canon are top of the pile. Having used Nikon for the past 30 years starting with […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Gear Reviews, Online learning, Photo Tips|0 Comments

What to wear on safari

My top tip for what to pack safari travelling gear are as follows
1. Pack quick-dry light weight fabrics.

2. Long sleeves and long pants are best for all round wear.

3. Take a wide-brimmed hat — it must be able to pack flat in your bag.

4. Shoes that cover your feet properly are best to keep […]

By |October 1st, 2013|Gear Reviews, Photo Travel|0 Comments

Camera supports for long lenses

Keeping large fast lenses such as the Nikon 400 mm 2,8  (it weighs upwards of 4 kilograms) steady on game drives provides a significant challenge for photographers. If you are shooting with big glass, my advice is to get some good support. Not only could it save the sharpness of your image but it […]

By |September 16th, 2013|Gear Reviews, Photo Travel|0 Comments