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8 Tips to Taking Great Wildlife Photography

As we venture towards winter, our school holidays and weekend getaways tend to take a u-turn at the beach, and head back inland to the bush. Here’s how to make sure you’re taking the best wildlife pics when you’re there.





There’s nothing quite like driving through the mist on a chilly morning game drive, and filling your nights with fireplaces and bush braais. And, of course, it gives you the chance to flex your wildlife photography skills. Snapping pics of our incredible animals isn’t always the easiest thing to do (shout out to Nat Geo photographers), but there are ways to improve your skills. Follow these wildlife photography tips:

1: Be ready Unfortunately, you can’t ask a zebra to “go back and do it again”, so you can get the shot. Make sure your camera is out, and on, and you’ve checked your lenses and other equipment so you’re ready to strike.

2: Know your Camera Wildlife moments will likely only last a few seconds. You should know how to use your camera so well, you’ll never ha…

How to Take a Personal and Unique Family Portrait

If you’re looking to take a few special shots of your family, make sure you follow these tips to keep it authentic and unique.


These days, it seems like everyone is taking part in professional family photo-shoots. The result? Every house you go into has the same white-t-shirt-and-jeans family portrait on the wall. But no two families are alike! Celebrate your unique family with a portrait that speaks to who you are, with these tips.

Find your Unique Selling Point Every family has that one thing that makes them stand out. Maybe you all love hiking together, or perhaps you’re all board game fanatics. Find it – and then flaunt it. It’s the thing that’s going to make your photo one of a kind.

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Find a New Angle Flip the traditional family portrait on its head by changing the angle of the shot. Instead of front on, try taking images from the side, or even behind. See yourselves from a different angle – literally.

How to Get Gallery-Quality Prints in your Home

High-quality photo prints aren’t just for museums and galleries. Here’s how your photograph prints can look like an exhibition – at home.


You probably spend a lot of time taking photos – and then forget about them as they sit on your laptop, only to be seen again when you’re freeing up space for an update. What a waste! Wouldn’t it be great to print out your photos, and turn your home into a beautiful gallery? Here’s how you can make sure your prints look like art when they’re on your wall.

Think about mounting What kind of story is your photo telling? Consider the message and feeling of you photo, and then pick a mount that helps tell that story. An unframed, skinny canvas is good for elegance, for example, while a framed floating canvas is good for bold colours, and photos that are more light-hearted. An opulent frame can do wonders for big photographs in large spaces.


Size matters Before you start printing, have an idea of what photo you want to put where. Consider the size of the s…