Good bye, Old Friends

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Articles | 2 Comments
Good bye, Old Friends

It is time to say good-bye to several old photography friends who have been solidly with me for many years- my trusty 70-200 f2.8, my indulgent 300 f4 and my rock solid, pound nails with it Nikon D4. Bye-bye, see you later, hasta la vista, so long bucko, ta-ta, adios. The criteria for me to […]

How I did it- People

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Articles | One Comment
How I did it- People

I have been actively photographing people now for 10 years. Odd for me to think about when I remember actively avoiding people for the first 10 years of my professional career. I’ve gotten pretty good at getting nice portraits of all kinds of rural people and if the light and the person and the background and […]

How I did it- Eye level

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
How I did it- Eye level

Those of you who have had the misfortune of suffering through one of my workshops have heard me say numerous times- “The most compelling wildlife photography is that which allows you to enter the animals world. You do this by shooting at your subject’s eye level.” Sounds pretty simple but sometimes it is not quite […]

How I did It- chimps in trees

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
How I did It- chimps in trees

I thought I would do a bit of teaching for the next few blogs since I have been preening and strutting the last few blogs- time to get back to what I do best. I am going to pick a few of my favorite pics from my Tanzania trip and talk about how I got […]

A Few More Favs

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Articles | 2 Comments
A Few More Favs

  Indulge me just one more time for a few more favs from my trip to Tanzania. This is an odd grouping of images but I do like them. Some a pretty traditional but a few are unlike what I normally shoot. The elephant above is quite a departure for me. All my past workshop […]

Chimpanzees!!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
Chimpanzees!!

I just spent 4 days in Mahale National Park on the shore of Lake Tanganyika on the western border of Tanzania. It is a huge, mountainous, mostly densely forested park with more than 600 resident chimpanzees. One troop of about 60 chimps has been habituated to people. Visitors in groups of 6 or less are allowed one hour […]

Photographing People on Safari

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
Photographing People on Safari

  Turns out that when on safari in Africa there are other things to photograph than lions, leopards and wildebeest. Turns out there are people who live in Africa and they make great subjects for photography. Now I realize that for many of you out there the thought of taking a picture of a person is […]

Back from Tanzania!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
Back from Tanzania!

Just got back from a 3 week trip around the national parks of Tanzania. Six friends and I visited Arusha,Serengeti, Mahale, Ruaha, Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks making a big circle around this beautiful country. There will be a lot of related posts to follow but I wanted to get a few favorite pics up […]