Kambaku Safari Lodge

”Welcome to a new existence in a place where legends linger. It’s a place where a piece of Africa’s living heritage has been immaculately conserved. Enter the world of this continent’s most majestic wildlife. Comprehend the word tranquillity. Our lodges are benchmarks on the map of African hospitality. Every day is an opportunity to experience […]

What I learnt from Gentle Giants

This past week, I was fortunate enough to spend many hours around and with elephants. This week was a massive eye opener for me, the reason being is I went on the trip without posting on social media or anything of the sort. I took this week for me and to reconnect with the bush. […]

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 [...]

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Roughly 65,000 hectares in size, and sharing a fenceless border with the Kruger National Park, the privately owned properties within the The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is home to some of the best game viewing this planet has to offer. History The Sabi Sands was originally excluded from the Kruger National Park around […]

Two Rare Species To View At Tswalu

Have you ever seen a pangolin in the wild? Not many of you would say yes to this question and the reason for this is that they are extremely rare and rather difficult to find. It is a creature that evaded me for about 7 years of my guiding career, and that was with me […]

Photography Basics out in the Field

In this blog I am going to discuss the photography basics and how you can add emphasis to and set the scene for your photography. Although wildlife is largely unpredictable, there are a handful of things that we can control, most notably, our camera’s settings for specific times of the day and for specific types […]

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 […]

Star photography

In this blog, I am going to be covering some point-form basics of what you need to do and what keep in mind when attempting to photograph the night sky. Thinks to keep in mind: Phase of the moon (the darker the night sky the better) What time the moon is rising/setting (as above) Cloud [...]

Think outside the box

What do you do when a sighting is flat, uninteresting, or there is no photographic opportunities on offer? Yes, you can sit and enjoy the moment and embrace your surroundings and understand what a privilege and how fortunate we are to spend time out in these incredible wilderness areas, but in terms a photography, there [...]

Back to basics: Camera Modes

In this blog I will be discussing the different camera modes and how they operate, as well as which ones you should be using in wildlife photography. Camera Shooting modes: When you buy a digital camera, it will come with a selection of Automatic camera modes. These are pre-programmed settings that allow you to choose [...]

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 […]

3 Ways to Best Capture a Male Lion

I think we can all agree that when it comes to Africa and its big cats, there is nothing more striking and powerful as seeing a male lion out in the wild. So what is it about these magnificent animals that is so absorbing? There are a number of reasons, but having said that, it […]

Tips From When I Started my Photographic Journey

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind I remember the excitement I felt buying my first camera a couple of years back but soon realised after having sat down and […]

A Privileged Moment

A couple of years ago, while I was a full time guide at Londolozi, I experienced one truly incredible moment. The moment has stayed with me for years and will probably remain with me for many years to come. It started out like any other 'ordinary' day (I suppose as ordinary as any day in [...]

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 […]

A Single Moment of Magic

  It is always a great privilege to spend time out in the field and immerse yourself in nature, whether it be sitting in camp on your patio listening to the bush around you or out in the field watching animals go about their business, it is always special and something that we should never […]

My Journey with a Beautiful Leopardess

Currently under national Covid-19 lockdown, it has provided me with the opportunity to go through all my old images from years ago and relive some very special moments that I have been privileged to witness during my time out in the field as a guide. Going through all my photos, I found myself stopping and […]

The Mating Ritual of Leopards

An act not many individuals get to witness in the wild due to these cats being very shy and elusive by nature, but an act I have been fortunate enough to witness several times. It’s all very good and well reading in a book that a male and a female will come together and mate [...]

When It Rains It Pours

Last year in November I hosted a back to back safari in Madikwe Game Reserve, this means I spent two full weeks at Nkurru hosting two safaris and how different these two safaris were… I arrived to a very dry and barren looking reserve with very little vegetation and very little water. This is the [...]

Why You Should Review Your Images Before You delete Them

How many of you just delete an image or two without really taking a proper look at them? We are all guilty of doing this and that’s ok, but I want to share a simple piece of advice with you that has significantly helped my photography as well as those who have spent time with […]