Back Button Focus – All you need to know.

Back Button Focus - All you need to know. Everyone who is getting into photography for the first time knows that the button on the top of the camera, by your right index finger, is the trigger button. That’s what you press gently to achieve focus and fully to activate the shutter to take the picture.  So why would you separate those roles from that one button? Why would pressing the button only take the photo now and not set the focus?   Welcome to the wonderful world of Back Button Focus (aka BBF on social media) and custom [...]

March 5th, 2021|Photo Skills|

Top 10 Beginner Tips for Wildlife Photography

Top 10 Beginner Tips for Wildlife Photography  In the video below you will watch Pangolin Photo Host Charl Stols shares his top 10 tips for wildlife photography and then below that is an additional list created by all the photo hosts together. Enjoy! subscribe to our youtube channel subscribe to our channel View Charls's bio Top 10 Beginner Tips for Wildlife Photography  We know there are plenty of lists of photography tips out there to help you improve your wildlife photography and [...]

May 28th, 2020|Photo Skills|

The Five shutter speeds you need for Wildlife Photography

The Five shutter speeds you need for Wildlife Photography In the video below you will watch Director of Pangolin Photo Safaris, Guts Swanepoel, explain the only five key shutter speeds you need to know to improve your wildlife photography. Enjoy and we hope to see you on safari soon! subscribe to our youtube channel View our safaris packages When it comes to camera settings, Guts shares his five key shutter speeds you need to know, to improve your wildlife photography. [...]

May 28th, 2020|Photo Skills|

Depth of Field

Safari Photo Tips - Depth of Field In the video below Pangolin Photo Host Janine Krayer explains how you can control your depth of field for creative effect. As a subject Janine has chosen a Nile Crocodile basking on the banks of the Chobe River, Northern Botswana. Below that are several other images where the same rule has been applied for different subjects Enjoy and we hope to see you on safari soon! subscribe to our youtube channel Subscribe to our channel View Janine's Bio [...]

August 15th, 2019|Photo Skills|

Rule of Thirds

Safari Photo Tips - Rule of Thirds In the video below you will watch Pangolin Photo Host Sabine Stols explain how she employed the Rule of Thirds with a beautiful African Fish Eagle as her subject. In the video, this very cooperative raptor was perched on a tree stump with a nice clean background and stayed long enough to let Sabine compose and shoot it in several different ways to illustrate this technique. The Rule of 3rds is a fundamental photography principle understanding which will immediately help you to take more engaging and interesting [...]

August 14th, 2019|Photo Skills|

Photo Gear Advice

Gear for wildlife photography on safari in Africa. Bags and carry on weights The topic of hand luggage allowances when it comes to camera bags has filled plenty of forums and we’re afraid to say that the answer as to what is the protocol or allowance (as well as leniency) varies from airline to airline. The prospect of checking very expensive gear for wildlife photography into the hold of a commercial airline is not very enticing so here are a few tips from us on how to ensure that you travel with your [...]

March 29th, 2019|Photo Skills|