Articles - 2015

Video: Lions of the Mara

The year 2015 is drawing to a close, and it is hard to believe that it has been over six months since our epic trip to the Maasai Mara region of Kenya. While I shot many images during that trip, I also captured a very decent amount of video footage; but it has taken me six months to... [more]

RIP Ximpoko

I recently learned some tragic and disturbing news, and further reading today has confirmed it is true. Ximpoko, a very large male lion who inhabited the Timbavati region of Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa, was killed by trophy hunters in July of 2013. Ximpoko was one of the first male lions we ever encountered... [more]

Lens Cleaning Tip

Today I decided to drag out my lenses and give them a clean. They really did not need much in the way of cleaning, as I always keep them clean, and generally give them a clean after use if the nature of the shoot warrants it. When I looked at one or two of my... [more]

The 50mm Focal Length: Boring

For years I have held a strong distain for the 50mm focal length. Inexplicably, I hitherto had never ranted about it here. To me, 50mm is an utterly useless and boring focal length, and I do not quite understand why so many people bother with it. On the 35mm camera system, 50mm is considered a 'standard'... [more]

Instagram Presence

The image-driven social networking site Instagram has been on my mind for a while, and I have been mentally debating with myself whether to establish a presence there. I always saw it as a site for mostly non-photographers to instantly publish random images of anything and everything, captured on the move with a mobile phone-based... [more]

Image Statistics

For quite some time, I have been wanting to gather the EXIF data from all of my published images, and produce some statistics on various criteria such as exposure settings and equipment used. During a recent period of renewed creative energy in the form of computer programming rather than photography, over the past month I finally... [more]