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Top 9 African Photography Blogs To Follow In 2017

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Africa photography helps to showcase the natural wonders of the African continent to the rest of the world, which has been overlooked by photographers from other parts of the world for a long time.

Here below are the Top 10 African Photography Blogs:

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1. Edward Selfe Photography

This African photography blog is owned by Edward Selfie, a guide who lives and works in Zambia’s South Luangwa National park.

Edward opted to live inside the park, which means he is there through the seasons, making it possible for him watch the park through its annual cycles. He is also as photographer and is well placed to read animal behavior and take the best photographs of animals from a vantage point.

His portfolio includes wildlife photography, sports, weddings, as well as portraits.


Jumoke Sanwo is the owner of this blog. She is Nigerian and a member of the Invisible Boarders Trans-Africa Photography group.

She mostly focuses on social issues that surround the African continent.

Her photography blog tries to portray the continent in a more positive light. She specifically focuses on the African identity in all its aesthetics as well as diversity.

3. Cooper Nature Photos

This blog is owned by Neal Coopers, who has a passion for the wild and wildlife photography. This passion is the motivation behind his involvement in leading groups of photographers to some of the most amazing places in the world.

The main aim of his blog is to help photographers gain more knowledge of nature, improve their skills in photography and editing. He has won accolades for his work in photography.

4. Wim Van Den Heever

This blog belongs to Wim van den Heever, a S. African photographer.

He comes from a family with a rich history in photography, but he now specializes in wildlife photography. ‘The final leap’ is one of his most popular images and was featured in the 2015 Wildlife Photography of the Year Awards.

5. Mario Macilau

This blog belongs to Mario Macilau of Mozambique. Mario uses still images as a way of helping change people’s perception about the world we live in. His photography work mainly focuses on the living and working conditions of isolated communities and aims to change their situation through his work.

He is essentially a social documentary photographer.

6. Grant Atkinson

Grant Atkinson is the owner of this blog and is based in Cape Town. He is a full-time guide as well as photo trip leader. He co-leads photo safaris with his wife.

In addition, he is a nature enthusiast and wildlife photographer, with deep knowledge, love, and appreciation for wild animals.

He specializes mostly on pictures of marine mammals, birds of prey Africa wild dogs, big cats, and elephants.

7. Graham Springer

Graham Springer is the owner of this blog.

He is based in the Okavango Delta in Northern Botswana. His photographic work revolves around Africa wilderness.

He tries to capture on film how he is inspired by the majesty and spirit of the wilderness and creatures of Africa. He has worked for the BBC and National Geographic, among others.

8. Andy Biggs

This blog is owned by Andy Biggs, an outdoor photographer who specializes in celebrating the people and culture, rich wildlife, and landscape of Africa.

He is involved in offering a range of Africa photographic safaris as well as photography workshops.

His photography work takes him to the Serengeti, Okavango delta, and other places that are rich in wildlife. He has won several awards for his work in wildlife photography.

9. These Streets

This blog belongs to Barry Christianson, a South African photographer who is part of ‘Everyday Africa’ network.

This network is a social media platform that specializes in showing images of daily life on the African continent.

He shows authentic images that resonate well with the people of Cape Town as opposed to foreigners.


Improve Your African Photography With These 10 Simple Tips

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Throughout the African lands, there is enormous opportunity to view all kinds of animal species in their natural habitat.

Whether on a guided safari or a self-drive trip, there are chances to catch these creatures in images that should be more than a memory.

That’s why many people are taking advantage of the technologically advanced camera systems that can be easily operated to take stunning wildlife photography.

Follow these ten simple tips and you will be amazed at the professionalism that you can capture on your next expedition:

1. Get Comfortable with Your Equipment.

You have in all about 20 seconds to get a shot of what is happening. Make sure that your camera is ready to point and shoot, and if you must make any adjustments, you know how to do it quickly.

2. Understand what you are Shooting At.

Get to know the behaviors of the creatures. You will be able to predict when they are going to do something, giving you a better chance of getting the action shot.

3. Be Accustomed to Wildlife Photography Rules.

There are specific rules that the experts follow.

Educate yourself on the rule of thirds, eye contact, and other concepts that are followed in wild photography. It’s okay to stray from the norm occasionally, but incorporate what you learn to make the most of every opportunity.

4. Take Advantage of Natural Light.Generally.

The first couple hours of the day and the last few at night are the best light. However, if you know how to work your camera, you can use the light and get some incredible shots during other times too.

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5. Shoot Close and Wide.

Take advantage of capturing the animals in their natural habitat by using a wide lens.

Also, take opportunities to get close so you can really get a good look.

6. Enjoy Groups.

Getting more than one animal, or more than one species in the same image isn’t common. If you have the opportunity, stick around and take advantage of it.

7. Make Yourself Uncomfortable.

The animals aren’t going to move to your level so it’s up to you to get down to theirs. Don’t hesitate to squat or lay down to get the right perspective.

8. Don’t Limit Yourself.

Everyone has an idea of what they want to capture when going out, but don’t be too strict. You could miss amazing wildlife photography chances while waiting around.

9. Take Your Time Waiting for the Right Shot.

Don’t expect the perfect situation to arise instantly. It takes time to get the right scenario to come together.

10. Be Present and Enjoy the Moment.

Try not to waste the experience focusing on getting the textbook picture.

Enjoy your surroundings and take it in.

You will be surprised at what you capture.Instead of only producing and sharing images that are just mediocre, the next time you are out in nature, take these 10 wildlife photography tips with you.

You will really be able to understand and appreciate all that nature has to offer. With this 10 wildlife photography tips with you. You will enjoy this nature and everything will be fun and enjoyable.

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