I could tell you that I started photographing for National Geographic aged 6-and-a-half months old, in Tanzania (on horseback), armed with only bug spray and two rolls of film… But that would be a blatant lie…..
I actually started life as a film photographer with nothing else but a preference for the 8x10” format. A little extreme some might say, but that is the reality of it - if you are a professional commercial photographer you just have to be ready for whatever is thrown at you. And what better safeguard than a whole lot of resolution?
I’m usually using the much bigger Fujinon 16mm f/1.4 for my landscapes, so having its smaller and lighter brother, the Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8to carry around was such a feast.
Since the f/1.4 was so big, on hikes and walks. I tended to opt for one of the smaller lenses that would not offer the same range. Weighing in at 155g, the 16mm f/2.8 is so much easier to carry around, and there was no doubt which lens would accompany us on walks from now on.
I needed some accessories for my other hobby (leather craft), so, one afternoon, we went to the fabric malls of Dongmen in Shenzhen.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, now living in Cape Town and addicted to the Zambian wilderness. I will simply describe myself as African…
When I look back at my journey as a wildlife photographer especially as I scroll through my images on my editing screen a few things become apparent, firstly most of my pictures were either action or close up portrait and secondly the editing was awful.