Mating Time in Serengeti

Mated Pair

Pornography warning!

Driving through the Serengeti, one is taken by its immensity, stark beauty, and miraculous abundance of flora and fauna. On our recent visit we sighted more than 60 lions and lionesses, tens of thousands of zebras, wildebeests, African buffalo and gazelles. But, there are few things to get the adrenaline flowing than the sight of a pride of lions on the hunt.


Photographing in the Serengeti

I don’t believe it makes a difference whether you are professional wildlife photographer or a serious amateur landscape photographer. I suspect that every photographer dreams of a photo trip to Tanzania’s amazing Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.


The Kill

Watching Mom

It was early morning and we had already been out since before sunrise. Our phenomenal Thomson Safaris guide, Robert, spotted a pride of lions not 100 yards from the dirt road. The young were intently peering into the distance.

The senior lionesses were missing and Robert scanned the plains before he spotted the pack leader walking down the road some 200 feet behind us. After 27 years as a guide, he knew from her walk that she was on the hunt. Two of her sisters flanked her in the tall grass on either side of her. Robert turned around and followed.


Arriving in Serengeti

We were picked up by our guides at the dirt strip airport on the Serengeti in late afternoon, after spending four adrenaline fueled days in Uganda visiting with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

The June sun was beating down on us, but this early in the season it was not uncomfortably warm. It was approximately a 90-minute drive from the airstrip to our amazing Thomson Safari tent camp, located deep in the Serengeti, truly a photographer’s dream. I asked my assistant (my wife) to keep a record of any wildlife sightings we might see en route to the camp. Ready for that list?



Photographing Mountain Gorillas

What a Day!

The first stop we made in leading my recent Africa Photo Adventure was in Uganda, where we stayed at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for a chance to photograph the WOW!-inducing mountain gorillas.


back to our origins

African Sunset

Here’s a question for you… why does going to Africa feel like going home, to me anyway? I realize that sounds like a dumb question, but I do mean to ask it. And I’m not speaking mainly of photography.


BenQ SW320, A Review

NOTE: This comprehensive review of the Ben Q monitor was written by my assistant Robert Boyer, who has a great deal of expertise on monitor performance and color management.

Introduction

The BenQ SW320 is big, really big. At 31.5” the monitor is substantially bigger than a 27” unit. I’m sure there are applications where someone might need two or more of these monitors but I found myself ultimately satisfied with the real estate provided by one. It’s so wide that when I was testing a dual monitor setup with another 27” on my desktop I found it counter-productive for typical computer and even photographic work. The only scenario I see using two displays for my use is possibly if I was using a tethered capture session with clients where I might use a smaller screen to control the camera, organize, and orchestrate what shows up on the BenQ SW320 that the client(s) were watching.


Framing Your Fine Art Prints

If you you are a photographer who loves prints, you probably have a love-hate relationship with framing your images. If you outsource your framing needs, then you probably have a side job to finance those exorbitant costs. If you frame your prints yourself, you know how time consuming that chore is. Well, I’m about to offer some help!