5. You have a passion for education as is evident from numerous talks. This also shines through in your new book, The African Wildlife Photographer in Your Bag. Why did you decide to publish this book and what makes it unique?
I have long wanted to find a wider platform in South Africa to share my passion. Taking my years of experience and knowledge gained, I felt that a series of books that are easily read and understood be that solution. The book is uniquely laid out in a technical, educational and creative manner to give the reader a wide range of information on photography and not only wildlife photography.
6. Who is this book aimed at?
I would hope that anyone who is interested in wildlife and nature photography would consider this as a great addition to have in their camera bag. From beginners to the more advanced photographer; tere is something in this book for everyone.
7. What gear can you recommend for the avid hobbyist wildlife, nature and landscape photographer?
For wildlife, I would suggest a crop sensor body camera (like the Canon 7D MK II) and a zoom lens of at least 100-400mm. This will give you a great focal range, and a camera body with good focus speed and image quality.
For landscapes, I recommend a good all-around zoom lens of say 16-35mm on a full frame body (like the Canon 5D MK IV or 6D MK II). There are many options, but these would give you a good start.
In addition to The Wildlife Photographer in Your Bag, I’ve completed a sister book titled The African Landscape Photographer in Your Bag that will be available from mid-November 2018. Expect a comprehensive how-to on capturing African landscapes.