Nature Photography in black and white

White horses running through water in Camargue

Nature photography using black and white After last week’s post with all the bright colours of the houses in Bo-kaap, I wanted to show you something completely different: monochrome photography. Nature is often photographed in colour, because that’s how we see it, but sometimes a photo can look even better in black and white. It […]

Colours of Cape Town

Rule of odds three houses in three colours in cape town south africa

The most beautiful city in the world I am fortunate to be able to spend time in Cape Town, South Africa regularly. Cape Town to me is the most beautiful city in the world. It’s not so much the city itself, but the setting in which it is placed. If you like travel photography, or […]

3 Tips for taking better photos of dunes in Namibia

Why dunes? A huge part of Namibia is desert, and dunes form a large part of the landscape. Namibia is even named after its biggest desert, the Namib. This is one of the most ancient deserts in the world and has been an arid region for more than 55 million years. The sand dunes in […]

Long exposure photography

Creative photography with long exposures Long exposure photography becomes a necessity when there is little light, like before sunrise, after sunset or during the night. In this post however I would like to discuss the use of filters to deliberately use long exposure, so we obtain effects that otherwise would not be possible. This can […]

How can you use portrait orientation in your landscape photos?

Landscape or portrait orientation? It’s all in the name and the fact that we call the horizontal photo orientation ‘landscape’ leaves little doubt what the orientation of your camera should be when photographing landscapes… but are we really sure? I will show you some photos I took in Arizona, and they will all be in […]

How can you eliminate lens flare from your photo?

Eliminating lens flare from your photos Have you ever taken a photograph against the sun? This might result in lens flare that in some case can add to the atmosphere, but more often than not, you want to avoid. The lens flare is caused by a strong light, like the sun that reflects and scatters […]

Ways to show the rolling hills of Tuscany in your photographs

Rolling hills in Tuscany Why rolling? Rolling hills is an expression often heard when people talk about the beauty of Tuscany. Many of the hills in Tuscany have a wave-like form, and I suppose the expression is derived from there. The gentle shape of the hills going up and down are like the waves in […]

Photographing wild meerkats

Where can you find wild meerkats? It has been a while that we wanted to see wild meerkats, but that is not so easy… They’re small, you can only find them in some areas of Africa and they blend in very well with their surroundings. Finding them by yourself is difficult if you don’t know […]

Photographing wildlife in Etosha

gnu wildebeest walking while a sandstorm rages in the distance Etosha Namibia photo safari

What equipment did I use for this tour? Normally when we think of wildlife photography we think of very long lenses. Lenses with a long focal length (more than 300 mm) are definitely very useful, because they bring you ‘closer’ to the wildlife you’re photographing. This is especially true in National Parks, where you’re not […]