Three best ways to photograph an Elephant

As I have mentioned in blogs before, I often find it difficult to photograph animals such as rhinos, buffaloes and elephants. In this blog I am going to focus on three of the best ways to photograph an elephant. When it comes to photography, many of us tend to get caught up in the technical [...]

Back To The Basics: Raw vs JPEG, Metering Modes & Shooting Modes

Over the last couple of weeks I have been sharing a few topics with regards to photography and going back to the basics. When it comes to photography, it can become quite complex and overwhelming, but, I am hoping that by breaking it up into different sections, it makes it easier for you to understand […]

Back to basics: Focus Modes

Focus Modes One Shot /AI Servo / Continuous Modes: Beyond just the number of focus points a camera has, every digital SLR camera also includes several types of autofocus modes. The two most common are called One Shot and AI Servo / Continuous autofocus.  One shot mode: •One shot autofocus is the mode to use […]

Bird Photography Tips

I thought a bird photography tips blog will come in handy for a lot of you right now seeing that most of the globe is easing out of this all too common lockdown. For the first time in way too many weeks I was; along with the rest of the country, allowed to legally access […]

Photographing Wildlife at night

Photographing wildlife at night is a unique experience, but, is a possibility in most Southern African Reserves, where night drives are permitted. I will be the first to admit however, that I am not a huge fan of night drives.  Personally I feel that this should be a time when wildlife should be left alone […]

Photographing A Misty Morning

Photographing a misty morning is something I am forever wishing for. Sadly, my luck when it comes to wildlife emerging out from the mist has been few and far between, but for the handful of times that luck was on my side, my oh my… truly spectacular! Just what is it about mist that makes […]

Radial Blur and Panning

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.” — Irving Penn Knowledge is power, as true a statement as any in everything that we do in our journey through life, and when it comes to […]

5 Points to Remember in Wildlife Photography

What is it about photography that ignited my passion to pick up a camera and start shooting? I have been very privileged in my time living in the bush and have been fortunate to have had some incredible experiences. 10 years ago I took up photography for the sole purpose of remembering special moments and […]

Working Remotely & Staying Productive

Whether we like it or not, the current global pandemic has brought about a 'new normal' for us all, the most notable of which is the remote working capabilities of businesses across all industries and disciplines. Working remotely and staying productive is as crucial now, as it ever has been before. Wild Eye is certainly [...]

Phone Photography on Safari

Phone photography on safari is usually not the go-to method of capturing images, right? I have hosted many guests on various safaris throughout the years and I’ve seen a wide range of photographic gear being pulled out of bags. I fully understand that the “bigger” cameras and lenses are used first as as these will […]

Leopards in Trees – Moments to Look out For

Photographing leopards in trees is without a doubt near the top of any wildlife photographers wish list. Whether you are a photographer or general safari enthusiast, there is something about these spectacularly beautiful creatures that captures our fascination. Leopards have the incredible ability to climb trees, often using them as a location to store their […]

Creating a diverse portfolio

One of the things that a lot of photographers struggle with, is to create a diverse portfolio. So many time either travelling to the same destination numerous times or photographing a particular subject the same way over and over again, photographers can often fall into the trap of doing the same thing time and time [...]

Converting an Image into Black and White

Do you struggle to decide when to convert an image from colour to black and white? Or even struggle with why would you even want to in the first place? In this blog, I’m going to tackle this very topic and walk you through my own way of thinking when I approach each image. What […]

How to Photograph Stars

I've always been of the belief that the more you know the better it gets and that goes for a photo safari or trip to the bush as well. Knowing animal behaviour, or having someone with you that does, will make it easier to anticipate the shot.  Knowing how to use your camera, or having [...]

How to Photograph A River Crossing

People often think that the more subjects you have to photograph the easier it is.  On the contrary, it's way more difficult and this is never more evident than when trying to photograph thousands upon thousands of wildebeests crossing the Mara River. From a pure visual point of view a river crossing is quite spectacular [...]