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A good excuse to be late for lunch!

Storms River Mouth – Garden Route   “Half past four! What do you mean half past four?” someone exclaimed. We all grabbed at our watches and cell phones to verify the time. We had a great dinner planned but we were starving and thought that a light lunch would be in order and so here […]

Nikon Announces new 500mm f/4 and 600mm f/4

  We just love it when rumours are true!   It has been rumoured for some time now, and finally Nikon officially announced a new pair of lightweight super telephoto FX prime lenses – the Nikkor AF-S 500mm F/4E FL ED VR and 600mm F4E FL ED VR! Aside from being the world’s lightest lenses […]

The Basics of Shooting Video with your DSLR

The Basics of Shooting Video with your DSLR   Shooting video footage with a DSLR camera is no longer anything new and the use of DSLR’s in filmmaking has been adopted by some of the best filmmakers in the industry, including those in Hollywood.   With thousands of accessories, gadgets, lenses and the different combinations […]

Elephant Plains – April 2015

when everything goes your way…   A summary of the first two ODP Safaris-trips to Elephant Plains in 2015   When I entered through Gowrie Gate at the northern tip of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve on the 4th of April, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Instead of seeing lush, rejuvenated veld, which I’d hoped had recovered […]

Wildlife Flash Photography Tips at Dusk and Dawn

Dusk and dawn are magical times of the day for flash photography. The sky is usually at it very best 15 to 30 minutes before and after sunset and sunrise, weather permitting of course. Combine these rich colours creating stunning backdrops with an interesting well-lit subject at exactly the right moment and… Boom!!! You have […]

Be Selfie RED-E

The RED-E Monopod and Slider Mount   The RED-E 900mm Monopod and Slider Mount with selfie stick capabilities can extend to 900mm and enables the user to mount any compact camera with a 1/4-inch mounting screw. The included slider mount allows one to use the GoPro attached to its quick release. The SmartMount, sold seperately, […]

Shooting the Stars

When people ask me what my favourite type of photography is I never have to think for too long. When I answer, the reaction is pretty much the same majority of the time. I get this tilted-head-puzzled look, accompanied by a hesitant “ummmm” and finally a response: “Is that even a genre?”   I guess […]

SYMCO – South Africa’s most sensational event!

Words and photos by Villiers Steyn   Every second year, during the first week of the July holidays, sixty veterinary students from all over the world descend on Onderstepoort in Pretoria to join twenty more energetic local students for the event of a lifetime: SYMCO! Symco is short for Symposium Committee, but the event’s official […]

Shooting Wildlife Composites

Have you ever found yourself so close to an animal you simply cannot fit its entire body into the frame? Or find yourself with a fantastic scene before you and all you have is your long telephoto lens, having left your wide-angle at home? Or further more you have your wide-angle lens with you but […]

Light it up with Godox

Game Plan:   Being so hard at work in the shop, we had to stop for just a moment and make time for a shoot. We heard there is “safety in numbers” so a few of us grouped together to work out our game plan. I was going all out to put the Godox PB960 […]

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