The past few weeks…..

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The past few weeks I have been on safari through Botswana with an incredible group of people that ended with four days in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe; a pristine wilderness area and safari style like back in the days of Hemmingway. A truly magical experience that went far beyond the images we captured, as we walked… Read more »

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An African Safari; are you ready?

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Going on an African Safari is a dream for most wildlife photographers and being in the Maasai Mara during the migration is, hands down, the most exciting wildlife experience in the world. Nowhere in the world, including all other destinations in Africa, will you find the extreme big cat action and plethora of exotic species,… Read more »


An Exciting Announcement !……

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I am very excited to be announcing my first project in Africa.  Extremely Limited,  Leather Hand Beaded, in Africa,  Canvas Prints Proceeds to help Tribes The tribes throughout the African continent have greatly enriched my life. It is such a privilege for me to be able to travel to these remote areas, share incredible experiences… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »