The lions, cheetahs and leopards – the big cats – get a great deal of attention during safaris. Quietly hunting and living in the bush are smaller species of cats. These less celebrated cats are very interesting to see and watch and have loads of charisma.
2014 has been an exciting year for me full of travel and photography. Being out among nature I see the impact that humans have on wildlife. As I review the year in photos in this blog, I have decided to highlight some of the conservation issues I experience out in the field with my camera.
Taking a Good Photo to the Next Level using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop using curves and color correction to make the image even better.
I had a wonderful group of guests this year and together we had loads of fun and adventure. I want to thank them for making this a very memorable safari season and I hope to travel with them again and keep in touch. A special memory for me is safari guests who returned this year and said it was even better than last time!
Giraffes were abundant on my latest safari. My guests had loads of fun photographing our resident herd and those in Kruger.
For a wildlife photographer, the more you know your subject, the better informed your images will be. Knowledge helps you anticipate and interpret the natural actions of your subjects.
Elephants are very smart and interesting subjects, especially when you can pick out social behaviors – some you may recognize from our own human experience.
When lions make a kill, many species show up for dinner invited or not. Each has an order and rank and they patiently wait their turn because not many are brave enough to take on a lion who is still eating.
This tutorial explains how to use the Tone Curve tool in Adobe’s Lightroom 4 to adjust the contrast in an image and use the channel curves to further correct tone and color.
Conditions were right for some really exceptional game viewing and it was indeed very memorable. Here are some moments on safari that stood out for me.
The morning light on this nyala is a nice touch, but the image could use a bit more contrast and the warm light is making all the colors in the image a bit off. The White Balance tool in Lightroom will help, but using a few more advanced tools will really make this image look great.