Sabi Sabi has played host to many of the world’s top wildlife photographers over the past 35 years. Few places in Africa can offer a photographer up close and personal encounters with Africa’s wildlife like Sabi Sabi. This, combined with a highly trained safari team, will ensure the very best opportunities and placement to achieve these once-in-a-lifetime shots.
In this Photo Tip I will go through the creation process of a multiple image Star stitch in Lightroom, with a step by step guide.
In this Photo Tip I will go through how to achieve a Sunstar in your sunset images. This is a very nice effect to be able to achieve and is really easy to do out in the field with your camera.
In this Photo Tip, I will go through the process of creating a low-key image in Lightroom, with a step by step guide.
In this Photo Tip, I will go through how to perfectly freeze a moment in time, every time, with no blur whatsoever.
In this photo tip I will run through how to do a radial zoom image in Photoshop from a still image you took out in the field. This is the second of two ways of doing this.
In this photo tip I will run through how to do a radial zoom image out in the field with your camera. This is one of two ways of doing this.
When hosting specialist photographic safaris, I have often encountered both guests and guides who were very reluctant to capture images in low light situations.
In this Photography Tip, I will go through the creation process of a High-Key Image in Lightroom with a step by step guide.
In a lot of wildlife scenarios, you may come across a natural object near the scene that can be used to “frame” the main element of the image. It’s a common photographic composition technique and one that can be quite powerful if done right.
In the last Photo Tip, Shoot for the Stars: Part One, I shared with you some advice and my personal approach to capturing the night skies on camera. As promised, this week I shall take you through the editing process for one of those images so as to give you a better idea of how to best achieve the desired look of a stellar star shot.
In this photographic tip, I’d like to share with you some ideas and techniques for capturing the stars wherever in the world you may find yourself.
In this photographic tip I will be going through how to create an image composed of multiple action images, blended into one.
I’d like to discuss what I call “Dirty Portraits” in wildlife photography, and no we’re not talking about photographing mating animals here.
Life, with all its wonders, is all about perspective and so too is photography.
We sometimes cannot get our composition spot on in camera and often need to go into post-processing to sort it out.
How does one show a sense of scale when photographing animals? It’s quite tough for a viewer to sometimes judge how big or small an animal is just by looking at a photograph.
As we progress as wildlife photographers we often stress about composition, light, and other factors when photographing wildlife, and we forget about just capturing the moment.
In my opinion you should photograph any subject in good light (usually during the golden hours and twilight), regardless if the species is a common one or a high profile species.
At times, depending on the situation, it’s good to try out different photography styles.
While a lot of people are looking for a subject which is well-lit from the front, it is also a good idea to sometimes look at lighting from different angles.
There are many different ways you could photograph at twilight. This is just the way I find best for myself and the method I generally use once the sun sets.
To me, bird photography is probably the most challenging aspect of wildlife photography. They move fast, they are at most times unpredictable, and photographing small birds requires a 300mm or more lens.
In wildlife photography backlighting can come from two different sources, the sun (natural backlighting) or with the use of a spotlight.
Most of the digital SLR’s give you an option as to the size of the photo file;
Macro photography has to be one of the best forms of photography…
When it comes to wildlife photography it is vitally important to “freeze” the action.
Taking pictures of birds in flight is one of the trickiest skills in wildlife photography
In the days of film one would either have to do the metering using light meter readers or by ‘feel’
One of the ways to really make a wildlife image “pop” is to have your subject as sharp as possible…
Every wildlife photo should have a subject that “jumps out” at the viewer…
Panning, or the capturing of movement in a still photo is a little tricky…
Capturing the essence of a landscape can be very difficult with an ultra wide angle lens…
Almost any image can be converted into black and white these days thanks to post-processing.
For any photographer it is always a great challenge to capture the beauty of the stars.
It is important to separate yourself from the masses and come up with new perspectives…
Sometimes taking just one photo, even with a wide angle lens, is just not enough to capture the scene…
When it comes to wildlife photography, the best results are achieved when your subject stands out.
Moving into summer I think it is appropriate to give some pointers on capturing some of nature’s fireworks.
Overcast days are a perfect example of this as there is none of the beautiful golden light to work with.
In todays photographic tip I am going to discuss photographing “low key” or “dark” images
The magical thing about these types of photos is that it’s all about playing.
Taking photos at night and capturing the night sky can often be a bit tricky…
What you will need to unlock the beauty of the macro world…
Using flash for wildlife photography is not always successful, but in some cases it can be the difference…
For the most part the best positioning for a photograph is when the sun is behind you…
For most photographers it is accepted that you should use the light from the rising or setting sun…
The winter night sky at Sabi Sabi is one of the most amazing things to see.