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

Camera supports for long lenses

Keeping large fast lenses such as the Nikon 400 mm 2,8  (it weighs upwards of 4 kilograms) steady on game drives provides a significant challenge for photographers. If you are shooting with big glass, my advice is to get some good support. Not only could it save the sharpness of your image but it […]

By |September 16th, 2013|General Equipment, Lenses|0 Comments

Sigma 120 – 300 f2,8 on test

Finding the right zoom lens for wildlife photography is not easy or cheap. Sigma has been making some really great lenses that fit Canon and Nikon mounts that are often up to 50% less in price and the quality is excellent. I was particularly tempted by this  variable 2,8 zoom lens that has been creating quite a stir amongst sport and wildlife photographers. It is something that neither Nikon or Canon have in their arsenals and it was great to put it on test on a recent trip to Botswana. […]

By |May 10th, 2013|Lenses, Reviews|4 Comments