Marcus on macro

My friend, Marcus Jooste, is a Macro Expert, who is well known for his work on all manner of subjects from snails to landscapes.

At our most recent Kirstenbosch Workshop he kindly chatted to our group and made this very difficult but rewarding genre and made it appear really very easy.

He  demonstrated 3 Macro lenses

Nikon […]

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens – review

I think that this lens is one of the most exciting things to happen for photographers for some time. Its light, its fast, its sharp and because its light its going to give me lots more shots.  Imagine crawling on the ground photographing elephants. With this lens you can shoot them at 400 mm […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Lenses, Reviews|5 Comments

Some great reasons for a trip to South Africa


I have just returned a fantastic journey that took me to some of the very best wildlife camps in South Africa. And then finished off  with a five day visit to Cape Town. What a top trip. For someone wanting the best of South Africa this is a great way to do it for […]


The Camranger is a handy wireless transmitter device that allows you to shoot wirelessly from your smartphone or ipad to your digital SLR. I bought it at a at the Johannesburg Photo Expo where it was being sold for about R2800 as a special price.  The chance to test it came on a recent […]

What to wear on safari

My top tip for what to pack safari travelling gear are as follows
1. Pack quick-dry light weight fabrics.

2. Long sleeves and long pants are best for all round wear.

3. Take a wide-brimmed hat — it must be able to pack flat in your bag.

4. Shoes that cover your feet properly are best to keep […]

By |October 1st, 2013|General Equipment|0 Comments