I will share some pictures of my time in the Mara, all in Black & White. Why B&W? Just because I like the feeling of it.
As you will see we had some amazing sightings.
I don’t want to talk too much but just share Africa’s beauty with you. So I will just share some keywords and thoughts of what I’m looking for when I shoot.
Hope you enjoy!
One thing the Mara is known for are the big skies
Always look at what’s in the background
This last one let’s me think of the blog post from Morkel on how to shoot a million animals.
Low angles can separate the subject from the foreground and background
Try to capture motion with slow and fast shutter speeds
Definitely DO shoot into the sun
Backlit images are awesome!
Try different things
Shooting from a moving vehicle.
Look different at your subject.
Here I was trying to capture the thermal movement that the vultures use.
We were lucky to have a group of 4 male lions near camp!!!
They made some good photographic opportunities.
Speaking about luck, my mother, Marlon, our guide Tim and myself were spending the last morning with the lions.
At one moment this female decided to go for a hunt!
No words can describe the feeling of seeing that female stalking her prey.
All in all, my mom and I had an absolutely great learning experience amongst wonderful staff and other guests!
A special thanks to the Wild Eye staff for the great ambiance the whole week!
We think of it every day and we look forward to our next trip with you all!
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