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In this blog I will share experiences from my photographic travels throughout our natural world. From time to time I will also share technical and philosophical articles about nature photography.

Black Hole Sun: Shooting the Total Solar Eclipse in Argentina

Posted on 16th January, 2020

In mid 2019 I traveled to Argentina to shoot the total solar eclipse that took place July 2nd. This was going to be my first total eclipse experience, and I was very motivated to make the most out of it. Northern Argentina is quite a ways from home - about 20 hours in the sky - but several things about this specific eclipse made it worth the effort. First of all, the path of totality was going through the Argentinean desert - a vast place full of photographic potential - which allowed my...

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Demon of the Deep: Shooting Kawah Ijen Volcano

Posted on 16th January, 2020

In early 2019 I had a fantastic trip to South East Asia. After 13 years without setting foot there (a bit of a frightening number – the last time was before I ever held a DSLR!), I was getting a serious itch that had to be scratched. I was craving the feel of Asia, its food, wildlife and landscapes. When I found the right partner to join me, I jumped on the opportunity and booked my flights. While this wasn't purely a shooting trip (I also spent time in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong...

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Almost Human: Photographing Critically Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Posted on 16th January, 2020

In November of 2018 I did a trip to Africa, and three days photographing mountain gorillas in Uganda. It had been a long while since I'd last photographed animals. I started my way in the photography world shooting wildlife, but for many reasons I quickly became obsessed with landscape photography and went on to devote most of my time, attention and resources into this field. I have been wanting to revisit wildlife photography for ages, and when two friends of mine mentioned they were going...

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Desert Oddity: Shooting Under Rare Conditions in Namibia

Posted on 20th August, 2019

In the middle of 2018 I guided a group of photographers in Namibia. It had been some time since my last visit and I was very keen to return, but little did I know that this beautiful African country would see some very rare weather conditions during my visit. In this article I'll describe what happened. It was a peculiar time in Namibia, with some very weird weather. A massive thunderstorm hit about 1500 km north of where that kind of thing normally happens, and bizarrely enough, it...

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Shooting Greenland in Winter - Part 3: Familiar Places

Posted on 28th December, 2018

In the previous articles in this series, I wrote about reaching Uummannaq in problematic conditions and about the better days that followed. For this final article, I'd like to tell you about my experience shooting Ilulissat and Disko Bay in winter. I'm no stranger to Disko Bay. I've been traveling and guiding there for several years now, so I wasn't as excited about shooting there compared to Uummannaq. My visit was quite productive however, and sometimes...

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Shooting Greenland in Winter - Part 2: The Better Part of Winter

Posted on 14th December, 2018

In the previous article, I wrote about reaching Uummannaq and the relatively difficult conditions I found in the beginning. Luckily, the days after the gale had passed were much more comfortable, so I began scouting around and shooting, and continued to do so throughout my stay. The little guesthouse I stayed at was very well located—right next to the harbor. This was advantageous since, firstly, I didn't have to walk too far to get to the sea ice (Uummannaq's streets are...

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Shooting Greenland in Winter - Part 1: Uummannaq Whiteout

Posted on 27th November, 2018

Earlier this year, I was sent on assignment to shoot Greenland in winter. This was a trip I had been wanting to do for years, but it always fell through due to scheduling conflicts and the fact that visiting Greenland would be quite expensive to do on my own. Luckily, I was approached by Air Greenland and Visit Greenland, in collaboration with my long-time friends and partners at Square Rock, and given the necessary financial support to finally realize this dream. Being sent...

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Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 4: From a Helicopter

Posted on 1st June, 2018

In the first part of this series, I talked about shooting Kilauea's lava surface-flows using a drone. In the second part, I talked about shooting the lava with a DSLR from the ground. In the third, I talked about shooting from a dedicated lava-viewing boat. I'd like to finish this series with a short article about shooting the lava from a helicopter. I will also try to sum up the lava shooting part of my Hawaii trip, and survey how it ended up being published. I was very...

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Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 3: At Sea

Posted on 1st June, 2018

In the first part of this series, I talked about shooting Kilauea's lava surface-flows using a drone. In the second part I talked about shooting the lava with a DSLR from the ground. This time, I'd like to take you on the mini-adventure of sailing on the Pacific's rough waters and shooting the lava entering the water at the Kamokuna Ocean Entry from a dedicated lava-viewing boat.   Please note that lava flow is never guaranteed. As I'm writing this,...

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Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 2: Grounded

Posted on 1st June, 2018

In the first part of this series, I talked about shooting Kilauea's lava surface-flows using a drone. Now, I'd like to take a step back and talk about shooting the lava in a more traditional method: using a DSLR on the ground. If you're inside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and can't fly a drone, this is the only affordable way of shooting the surface flows. But even if a drone is an option, shooting from the ground is different and will give you unique...

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