anywhere in Africa, at dawn, the light is
glorious. By 09h00 I pack up my cameras and only haul them out again when the
sun dips in the west. During the day the African sun is too hot, too bright,
use only Nikon cameras and lenses. Until traveling to Antarctica
I used, almost exclusively, Fuji Velvia 50asa. It took getting used to, that
film, but when you get it right there’s nothing like it for warmth and texture.
Antarctica, however, light conditions were so
extreme I had to use digital to see what I was doing. Since then I’ve never
gone back to film. These days I mostly use a Nikon D700 with a bagful of
lenses. Amazing camera! And a Leica D-Lux 4 and Nikon P7100 as backup.
Most of my photography is outdoors and much of it is in wild or natural
places. I also specialise, when I can, in people, especially children. The
children of Africa are so engaging, so