It’s been a busy few weeks for me and it’s gonna get a lot busier for the rest of the year. A couple of weeks ago I was photographing Ospreys in Scotland with some great clients. It was a fun time, we worked damn hard and managed to all come out with some great pictures. Here are a few of my favourites for you.....
I will be announcing next year’s tours in September so if you want to come with me (I already have one tour fully booked before announcing it!!!) then be quick on the button. One thing is for sure, ospreys are very very very cool birds and well done Rothie!
I am heading to Africa now, for two weeks of client safaris in my own camp with my old friends Jackson and Johnny Njenga. I have some very very very excited clients too, which is great, I am really looking forward to mentoring them. Last year of course I was there with my friends Nozza and Dazza, it was all hush hush then as I was testing the 200-400. Well I will have it with me this time in the open and cannot wait to use it again. I am still thinking of taking my big 600mm too, just in case a client needs it in the vehicle. I will probably leave it to the last minute and decide tmrw. I definitely think that the 200-400 makes me a better photographer, anyone can fill the frame with a big lens, the skill is in the composition. The migration is always a fabulous time to be in the Mara and this year it will be very special as we have a unique bush camp exclusively for us.
Of course the Mara is not everyone’s cup of tea. It’s busy, if you want the one vehicle per animal type of sighting then you’ll have to head south and pay top dollar for it. But for me the Mara delivers as I know that all of my clients will be able to take decent pictures of lions, leopards and cheetah during their time with me. That’s my job and I love making their dreams come true.
Anyway here are a couple of images from last year.....
I will try to update a little on here from the bush but the main content of my trip will be saved for my fotoBuzz members (coming soon).
New Owl Workshop Date with Andrew James
Andrew’s first workshop is now fully booked so we have pleasure in announcing his next Owl Workshop on Friday the 25th October 2013. Perfect for a little Autumn colour, this workshop will be great for photographers of all levels. So come along and learn from Andrew’s extensive experience (ex editor of PP) and get some great pictures too! Click here
for the info page.
Wild About Animals
The Wild About Animals Theatre Tour is selling well and we are starting to book dates for next year too which will be announced soon. Also a date has been scheduled for the RGS London for January 2013, tickets will be available soon. Anyway I appreciate everyone’s support for this tour as I am booking and paying for the theatres myself, so everyone is welcome!!!! Please click here
to see ticket details for all events.
Wex Airshow on September 9th
As you all know I love aircraft and have been organising a few corporate airshows at Stow Maries aerodrome in Essex. Well together with Wex Photographic we have organised a superb day of photography, which includes 2 x 2 hour flying sessions with a full sized aerobatic duo, a stunning display by an aerobatic champion and then a superb display by 4 of the very best jet model pilots in the country. Check out these images I took of the models, they are awesome and soooo fast!!
I know, sooooooo cool. Anyway during the day I will be there to help you with your photography and will be showing you a lot of my latest work and talking photographically about how I took it. There will be Canon lenses to try too, a great day at your own personal and private airshow! There are exclusive offers too!!!
The event is being organised by Wex Photographic, click here
to go to their event page. It’s gonna be a great day.
I will be giving three lectures per day at the all new PhotoLive show in London on the weekend of October 26th / 27th. It promises to be an amazing show, focussed purely on the photographer with a great line up of speakers. Future, the organisers, have given all lecturers a special 15% discount code to pass onto our people, so I am doing that to you. Simply click here
to go to their website and enter "SC15" in the promo field. The discount is good for All Day and Weekend passes so hope to see you all there!
Andrew James and I are now working hard on a very special photographic community, where learning is fun and you are surrounded by like minded people. Geek free, learn from the pros. Coming soon, the world of fotoBuzz.....