Things have been a bit hectic over the past month, had two lots of equipment stolen in the middle of 3 huge project i’m busy shooting! As a photographer its the one thing that makes you feel like the world has come to an end. But on the brighter side it was all insured, I have new gear and im back up and running.
A much needed break was needed, I could hear the bush calling my name. So Gary and myself decided why not take a trip up the north coast and see what we could come up with. We invited Nobby and Daryl to join in on the action, 3 days later we had been from St Lucia right through to Mkuze, stopping off at a few undisclosed locations that we would rather keep to ourselves. I can however say that I was almost taken out by a male lion in Umfolozi while trying to use the toilets at Bhejane hide, wow what a heart pumping experience!
The one thing I love about wildlife photography is that you never really know what’s going to happen, it’s a challenge. You need to be ready to handle any situation the bush throws at you, from fast moving birds in flight to the more creative panning shots which show movement. Gary and myself often have times where we come back from a 3 days trip with nothing amazing at all, buts thats part of being out there, sometimes you just need to sit back and enjoy the surroundings.
While my primary focus is more on the commercial side, wildlife is my absolute passion! I was told two years ago by a bunch of pro togs that I would never be a successful wildlife photographer and I should stick to what im doing, well in a few months time I have a big announcement to make with regards to that. Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard, sacrifice and above all don’t let anyone limit your dreams!
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. Keep your eyes peeled for something special, an experience that we can all enjoy!