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Machaba Camp Safari May 2015 – Part 1

Predators galore!   Feedback from Machaba Camp, Okavango Delta – Part I   Machaba Camp lies on the bank of the scenic Khwai River on the north-eastern edge of the Okavango Delta. In May 2015, Brendon Cremer and I had the joy of hosting back to back ODP Safaris at this magnificent wildlife photography destination. […]

Choose your own criteria for selecting a Raw Converter

As most readers will know, a modern DSLR camera has the ability to store an image in either one of two formats – RAW or JPEG.  The choice is made through a camera configuration setting. The JPEG file is print-ready, whereas the RAW requires processing on an external computer to convert it to a print-ready […]

ODP Safaris Namibia Trip Report – Part 2

Trip Report – Part 2 Read Part 1   We arrived at Swakopmund late in the afternoon and settled in, aware that we were in for a very busy schedule here as well.   Then we walked across the road to the Tug restaurant to enjoy a rare spectacular sunset and some sundowners on the […]

The Profoto B1 in Action

Field Report   As photographers, working in a photography megastore, we are often the soundboards to the bigger debates going on in the industry, Studio vs Location being one of them. One of the arguments against location shoots was lighting, and what a schlep it can be. I stood firm on my argument, in favour of […]

A field review on the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

All Text and Photos © SimonDP/Actionimage 2015     ( web: www.actionimage.co.za ;  email: simondp@actionimage.co.za)   Introduction   The very popular range of 150-600mm zoom lenses, taking over from the 150-500mm models, has received yet another boost with the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary (Nikon mount/Canon mount) entering into this market segment, catering for those who […]

ODP Safaris Namibia Trip Report – Part 1

Trip Report – Part 1   It was a cold Highveld winter morning as we left Pretoria at 03:00 for our drive through to Keetmanshoop. After a stop in Upington for lunch and to refuel, we crossed the border and reached our destination only 12 hours after leaving home. (An easy drive with no need […]

Our home away from home

Transforming our Toyota Hilux into the perfect travel vehicle   Words and photos by Villiers Steyn   My father always told me, “Son, there are three things you need when you travel in rural Africa: A Leatherman, a way to communicate with the outside world, and your own set of wheels.” I took this advice […]

ODP 2014 Winter Safari Japan – Part 3

Read Part 1 and Part 2   Part 3 of 3   A further stroke of luck for us was that the pack ice off the coast was accessible and the boat trips would go ahead. Before I went I thought that this was a certainty but if the weather conditions conspire against you then […]

Southern Carmine Bee-Eater Migration

Every year, on exactly 22 August up to five thousand Southern Carmine Bee-Eaters, Merops nubicoides, converge to the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in northern Namibia to breed, feed and raise the next generation. Along with them, avid photographers flock to this immense gathering to photograph them throughout their breeding cycle.   Around late […]

The importance of visualisation in Photography

    I slot into the realms of the accidental photographer more often than not these days, looking for inspiration and the subject matter that will quench that yearning for the next mind-blowing visual. As a practising professional back in the day, I felt more of a technician than a creative. The visual subject and […]

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