Thursday, 21 July 2011

Field Trip: Mauritius

Located in the Indian Ocean off Africa, Mauritius is a beautiful volcanic island with sand, sea and amazing natural beauty. The perfect place to relax and snap the odd picture after a safari in Africa!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

ACP Workshop Assignments

Next week I start my third set of photography workshops (Camera Craft 3) at the Australian Centre for Photography in Paddington, Sydney. The previous workshops have all had weekly assignments, so assuming this continues, for each assignment I will put up a quick brief on what we are trying to do and the photographs I take.


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The tale of the leopardess and her breakfast

A honeymoon trip to South Africa and Mauritius could not be considered complete without a trip to one of the game parks! We were lucky enough to be staying at the Savanna Private Game Reserve which is situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

If you are thinking about doing a safari, I can't recommend the Savanna Private Game Reserve highly enough. Whilst a safari is all about seeing the animals, which we saw in abundance thanks to the quality of our guides and trackers, the actual lodge itself, the food and the staff were equally as amazing.

The gear!
I had packed a disturbingly large and heavy amount of camera equipment (half my baggage allowance in fact!) that had been lugged from airport to airport on this trip, and this was what it was all about! After agonising for some time, I finalised on my Nikon D3s, 70-200mm and a 2x tele-converter for our first trip out. Allie had the backup D300 and the 18-200mm. We were ready to roll!