I’ve had a very interesting new commission to photograph an animal that has never been properly photographed in the wild before. I’ve designed a whole remote DSLR camera trap system with several off camera flashes that are all weather proofed enough to live in a tropical rain forest for many weeks. Luckily I own some […]
“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne The photo above is one of the images selected for a new range of limited edition prints – more info to follow soon.
My big cat trips always produce personal encounters with lions, cheetahs and leopards but this morning in Ndutu was crazy. Waiting in the middle of nowhere at 6 am on a misty Africa morning, when two cheetahs used one of my vehicles to gain a view over the savannah. Got to just love love love […]
Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for such a short time compared to the sun and moon and all that ?
This year’s Tanzania photography tour yielded some extraordinary wildlife encounters. In Ndutu alone we had 27 lion sightings, 5 cheetahs, 2 rhinos and 1 leopard. Not to mention hundreds of thousands of wildebeest on their migration plus far too many elephants to even vaguely count. My next Tanzania photography tour will run in February 2022 […]
It’s much easier to take star trail photographs than many people think so here’s the low down along with a link to an incredible piece of free software to help you process the images. Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada. Late at night with a slightly drunk friend who was willing to sit on the log. 1) […]
“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk.in the forest and be part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else […]
A few days ago we finished my 2019 Komodo dragon, manta ray and turtle snorkelling tour where I chartered a lovely boat for a week for our wander around this gorgeous marine park. Massive thanks to Pat, Steve, Nancy, Joe, Michal, Rob and Chris for being part of such a beautiful trip – a few […]
Manta rays Hanifaru No animal on earth – including birds – flies quite as gracefully as a Manta Ray. I’ve been fascinated with these highly intelligent creatures for over 20 year’s now and have been humbled to be in their presence in many different places. There’s a few Manta Ray photos below along with a […]
We’ve just finished our November 2019 Borneo orangutan photography tour which was simply divine. Sharing intimate wildlife experiences with a bunch of thoroughly nice people is such a pleasure. I’m in Komodo now and head out into the ocean tomorrow to see my manta ray friends. Massive thanks to Georgi, Rob, Nancy, Joe, Hannah, Liana, […]
It took me approximately 20 years to take the photo below of a Proboscis monkey jumping into a river. I’ve got plenty of near misses over the years but I’ve always had an aim to capture the exact moment that one made contact with the water with a reflection. The problem is having an idea […]
We’ve just finished my October orangutan photography tour which yielded some extraordinary close encounters with these great apes. Massive thanks to Robin, Sara, Liz, Kate, Michael, Catherine, Greg, Cara and Anysley for being such fabalous company during our Borneo adventure. Time is a tad limited at the mo but here’s a few shots from this […]
Landscape photography Sussex I like the randomness of who comes on my Sussex photography days; a chance to spend time with other people enchanted by light. Just had a lovely email from Lorna who I spent my last one-on-one day with. “Hi Ian, thank you for a great, informative day and for being such a […]
Time is a tad limted at the mo, so I haven’t had a chance to write a trip report yet from our recent Peru photography holiday. A massive heartfelt thanks to Ginnie, Robert, Barbara, Linden, Russell, Jo and Michal for being so lovely and such a pleasure to travel with. I’ll put a few photos […]
Recently I was asked to run a Sussex photography workshop using someone’s new phone. It’s been beautiful here in Sussex since I returned from my travels but the weather broke the day before our workshop leaving us with a largely cloudy day. Below are a few photos raken with the Samsung S10E which is hugely […]
Rainbow mountain in Peru is one of the most incredible geological features on our lovely planet. People who live in this unique valley bring offerings as this area is considered a holy place. I climbed Rainbow mountain on my last Peru photography holiday and was utterly blown away by the beauty of this area. More info […]
Condors rising on morning thermals are a regular feature of the Colca canyon in Peru. Almost twice as deep as the Grand canyon, this rift is a jaw droppingly beautiful part of southern Peru and at certain times of year condors are all but guaranteed. Photos below are all from our trip there as part […]
Today has been such a stunningly beautiful day in south east England for photography. Mainly vibrant blue skies but with the very occassional moody storm passing through. Black and white photography was the order of the day today and here’s a few photos from our shoot on Dungeness beach.
Tiger photography India – March 19th to 30th 2019 trip report ” Hi Ian a quick email to say thanks so much for organising our tiger trip. An amazing experience that I am not sure photos or words can ever truly portray to others – memories made that will remain with me forever. Roll on […]
Armed with some Petra photography advice, hopefully this blog will give you some ideas to maximise your photography experience here. Like most iconic settings on our lovely planet Petra is definitely worth the effort to visit and I thoroughly enjoyed my recent trip. But it’s useful to know when, where and how to get away […]
Nikon 500mm PF lens – a game changer During my recent Uganda mountain gorilla photography tour I had my first chance to test Nikon’s 500mm 5.6 PF lens. I’ll put a few photos and thoughts below on using this lens in the field so to speak. A Blue cheeked Bee-eater about to snag a dragonfly […]
Yesterday we finished our recent mountain gorilla photography tour in beautiful Uganda where we had some outragous wildlife encounters. Massive thanks to Sandra, Jill, Russell, Marcel, Carlijn and Ann for being such great fun; I’m missing you already as you head on with your onward travels. Beautiful landscapes, a mind boggling array of wildlife and […]