Learn how to go on an African Photo Safari, with details about
Learn about different types of safaris. Review the instructors actual trip schedule and costs.
Learn how to benefit from the instructor's mistakes.
This free lecture describes what is in the course. The lecture includes some wildlife photos taken on safari.
This lecture describes various options for going on Safari, and provides lots of detail about the luxury safari that Dave took. It introduces cost issues, and other types of safaris.
You will learn that visiting the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda can be a very interesting safari choice.
You will see the exact steps used to plan for a Safari, and learn why it takes almost a year to plan for a 21-day trip.
You will see the exact cost breakdown for a luxury safari, and learn tips for saving money on a less expensive safari.
You will learn tips on everything from packing efficiently to a way to pack all your photo gear in a compact camera backpack.
You will learn about insuring good health while on your safari. Topics include:
You'll see why brining more than one camera with a number of excellent lenses is a good idea for photographers.
You will learn about how to compare different camera and telephoto lens combinations. You'll learn about how 16 MP (megapixels) can become 4 MP, and how 51 MP can become 13 MP. You will learn that even 4 MP images can be great,
You will see an example of how to efficiently pack multiple cameras and lenses into a backpack that you can carry on an airplane or a game drive.
You will see a specific set of equipment used to simultaneously charge batteries for nine devices - from one wall plug!
You will see how Google Earth can take you on a 21-day safari - in less than five minutes.
You will learn about RAW files and why you should shoot RAW. You'll also learn how to use camera settings to improve exposure and show motion. And, you'll learn why High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging can be cool.
You will learn to avoid a common cropping mistake while shooting, and how to use non-destructive cropping tools to let you edit a given photo in more than one way,
You will see example videos that show why you should take also capture videos along with still photos. You'll also learn why you might want to shoot 4K video (even if you don't have a 4K TV).
You will learn a system for safely backing up all your safari photos and videos - while on safari.
You may have hundreds or thousands of photos and videos to handle after you return from your safari. This lecture shows a specific example of a way to
You will even see a way to automatically find all your elephant photos!
You will learn about making real prints to hang on the wall. I.e., why social media is not sufficient,
Example photos taken in London.
Example photos taken in Lesedi Village in South Africa.
Example photos taken in the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana.
Example photos taken in the MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa.
I have a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University. I've been a serious photographer for over 50 years. I've been employed by IBM and H-P, and have been a software contractor for Apple, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and many other firms. I have delivered advanced technical seminars in the U.S., Japan. England, Germany, and Australia.
I've developed a number of iPhone and iPad apps that have been sold in Apple's iOS App Store. My most successful apps help teach people to be better photographers,
My wife and I have been married for over 50 years, and have two kids and four grandkids.
We went of an African Photo Safari in 2016, and took over 5,000 photos of wild animals. Some of my photos of African birds and animals were the best photos I have ever taken.
My latest photography adventures have been using the DJI Mavic Pro quadcopter drone for really cool aerial photography.