As a result of the ongoing travel restrictions in China and Hong Kong, there are now two last-minute places available on my Svalbard expedition for Polar Bears this July. Both places are being offered for resale by the two clients at a significant 25% discount. If you are keen to photograph Polar Bears on the sea ice north of Svalbard drop me a note for more information. First in, best dressed.
Every other year, I guide a workshop in Africa for both landscape and wildlife. My last was to Namibia back in 2018 – pre-pandemic. This year I will be leading a trip to Zululand in South Africa for wildlife and will be departing in just a few days’ time.
Packing and preparations for Africa are considerably easier than in the Polar regions as it obviously requires far less in the way of warm clothing and cold-weather equipment. In fact, outside of camera gear, it’s pretty much shorts, a t-shirt, and a sunhat, making packing a joy and pleasure. In terms of equipment, though; for this workshop, I will take the following:
2 x Canon EOS R3 cameras with 2 spare batteries
1 x Canon RF 14-35mm f4
1 x Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8 or Canon 100-500 RF (I still can’t decide). I love the flexibility of the 100-500, but it’s just a bit slower than I would like.
1 x Canon RF 600mm f4L IS USM
You might notice that there is no mid-range zoom in my kit for this trip. After traveling to so many locations and never actually using my 24-105, I decided this time to simply leave it at home. I am sure that means that I will probably want and/or need it at some point…
For those of you who have asked when I will next return to Namibia; I am planning an all-new trip to this amazing country for 2024. If you want to get the jump on it and secure a place drop me an email (no obligation at this point).
I have just published Episode #43 of my Wild Nature Photography Podcast. This podcast episode includes a short discussion on the power of Passion and Dreams as well as several workshop updates.
My annual expedition to photograph Arctic Fox in the far north of Iceland in Winter next year is now sold out – thank you. This expedition is very near and dear to my heart and has been something I have been offering for some years now. It is a chance to get up close and personal with one of Nature’s greatest feats of engineering – the Arctic Fox – in one of Iceland’s most remote and beautiful locations. I always look forward to returning to the Hornstrandir Nature reserve to photograph these amazing little predators.
There is now also only one place remaining on the 2024 expedition before it will also be sold out. If you want to get an idea of what this expedition entails be sure to check out the Adobe Spark Presentation. Drop me an email for further information or to register your interest.