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Africa in Infrared- Outdoor Photographer cover & 6-page article

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One of the images from my article, “Africa in Infrared” also made the cover of the August issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine! After spending more than a decade photographing exotic wildlife and tribes across the African continent, I found myself hitting a plateau. When specializing in a particular subject, area, or genre, it can be… Read more »

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Backgrounds are a crucial element of a successful photograph

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The background in your photo is crucial in making a powerful, successful image. You can have an exotic subject, an intense emotional connection, and stunning light, but if you have forgotten to look at your background, chances are the photograph becomes just a snapshot of something you found interesting. It’s just one of the essential… Read more »

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Turkana Festival; incredible tribes of Northern Kenya

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I have finally made it back to Kenya and hope to catch up on some post before my safari season kicks off in a few weeks. This past May I took a small group of photographers with me  to the Turkana Festival and it was incredible this year! Whether you drop in by charter aircraft… Read more »

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8-Page interview with Wild Planet Magazine

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Wild Planet Magazine recently interviewed me for their July issue. I love the title because I am so passionate about the power of light in an image. A few month back I had written a blog post about the Power of Light. It is was inspired me to create the Spirit-N-Light Workshops. Here is a… Read more »

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Africa Calling

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I had no idea, when I wrote about becoming a nomad for a year, how such a risky decision would turn out. In the modern world, we are conditioned to play it safe, work a real job, buy a house, save our money, and travel the world when we retire. Living in such an environment… Read more »

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Tribes of the Omo – Last Chance

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The tribes of the Omo Valley are some of the most ornate on the continent of Africa and around the world. Although I had been traveling to Africa for many years before stepping foot into Ethiopia, it was my first trip to the Omo Valley that really defined the focus of my work in Eastern… Read more »

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Dropping into a National Geographic wildlife documentary

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If you ever dreamed of being dropped into the middle of a National Geographic wildlife documentary film, then come on safari to the Maasai Mara! Not only are the drama, suspense, action and excitement far beyond your expectations, but chances are that you will be sitting along side a film crew and the top wildlife… Read more »

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A photographer’s life in the Bush – What a week!

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Well, you can say, “It has been one of those weeks.” Those wonderful, “African Rains”, of which everyone dreams and Toto sings, have made a huge mud pit of the Mara, and it is the dry season!!   At one point in my life, I thought it would be amazing to tough out the mess during… Read more »

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The power of Light

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I recently posted the above image on FB and it became one of my top 20 images posted. Let’s be serious, it is a portrait of a buffalo. There are so many images that have required huge amounts of effort, uncomfortable accommodations, beans and rice, long drives, sand storms, harsh rains, impossible muddy roads, and… Read more »

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Nomad for a year

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Well, this past year has been a wild ride. I have been back in the US for about a month and will soon head back to Africa on January 3rd. Chasing a dream is hard work. Since first stepping foot on the African continent in 2004, I knew I had to spend at least one… Read more »