News

Winter Solstice

21 Dec , 2015  

Holly with Rhime frost

21 December is here, time for a change of season autumn to winter. Time for the land to sleep, rest and rejuvenate. Today is the shortest day and longest night, a day we call the winter solstice. Solstice literally means “sun stand still.” The exact timing of the solstice varies from year to year. In […]

Opinion, Wildlife

Your local patch

18 Dec , 2015  

Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis on feeder

I suppose it is in the nature of who we are, wildlife photographers I mean. We are always looking at the TV or magazines, wondering what image opportunities might be available at a particular destination. Most of these potential picture opportunities seem to involve lots of travel and normally quiet a bit of money. But […]

Locations

Loch Beinn

12 Dec , 2015  

Landscape of Loch Beinn

We introduce ourselves as storytellers, using pictures instead of words to tell stories of the natural world. We’re often asked why we went to a certain location to photograph. Sometimes it’s because we want to tell a particular story about an animal or place. But at other times you go to a new location, to […]

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Update, Wildlife

Ruddy Duck

10 Dec , 2015  

Ruddy Duck

Another sale on Alamy of a Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis. We have travelled thousands of miles, waited days in uncomfortable conditions, to get the right shot. And then there is the Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis. Known in our house as the “B***dy Ruddy Duck”, it is an image that has come to haunt us. We were […]

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Gear, Opinion

Which camera

1 Dec , 2015  

Picture of the top plate of a camera

We were asked the other day, I am thinking of buying a posh camera for my girlfriend, which camera should I buy? It’s a question we get asked a lot, especially around Christmas time. The second add on question is what make Nikon or Canon? Having been asked so many times, we decided to write […]

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Gear, Reviews

Gitzo Explorer GT2541EX

25 Nov , 2015  

Picture of tripod

When we had to switch to new blog software we had to lose our old content, it was the price we had to pay to be able to blog again. Well we have review what was popular on the old blog and found that our review of the Gitzo Explorer GT2541EX was a very popular […]

Wildlife

Adopt an orphan

23 Nov , 2015   Video

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust does some amazing work, rescuing orphan elephants from all over Kenya. Once safely in the Nairobi nursery, the work really begins. The goal of the Trust is to raise these orphans and release them back to the wild. In the case of Wendi the star of the video it has […]

News, Software

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.3 or 6.3 now available

20 Nov , 2015  

LR2015-3-Release

Adobe announces the release of a new version of Lightroom. This release has a revised version of the import dialogue box which was changed in the previous version. Causing many users to complain to Adobe about the removal of featured that had been relied on for their workflow. As always, Adobe have taken the opportunity […]

Update, Wildlife

Kiko and elephant orphan Loboito

4 Nov , 2015   Video

Wildlife orphanages can make for strange bed fellows, Kiko the reticulated Giraffe and Loboito, an orphaned Elephant. If you watched This Wild Life with Saba Douglas Hamilton on the BBC you may have seen Loboito being rescued from Sambru and airlifted to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust orphanage in Nairobi. If you read our other […]

Gear, Reviews

Adobe Lightroom for Mobile

3 Nov , 2015  

Lightroom interface

When Adobe announced Lightroom for Mobile we got excited. Well perhaps excited is too strong a word, but we did think, Lightroom Mobile would be a good thing for our business. Our trips can last a week or two so it would be good to be able to do a bit of file sorting and […]