Video: Mums Learn How to Cook Pilau and Bake a Cake

This event was shot at Githurai 44. The location had to be changed that morning and I had a small room to do the shoot and still get the atmosphere of the training.  This was a low-budget shoot so I had to improvise and work with whatever could be accommodated in that little space.

I was also careful not to get in the way of the trainer and the trainees.  It was necessary to ensure the shots were tasty and avoid getting too close to people’s faces, especially during mealtimes.

Check out the pics (The video is further down the page).


She smiles as the trainer cracks a joke


The baby got a lot of attention



The food was delightfully delicious!


Eating away

Posing with the cake at hand


Everyone was excited


The neighborhood



The women who attended the training event


Cooking utensils






The Neighborhood of Githurai 44



Preparing the salad



Looking on attentively

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On Safari in Meru

On the Road


You see, photography is all about the lighting. If you can catch the sun at just the right spot in the sky and be at the right spot, then you have yourself a great photo. Sometimes,  you only have a few seconds to get the right shot. For me, I had to get deep into the jungle to get these perfect shots. I had to go through difficult terrain and with barely enough equipment on me, I had to improvise most of the time. Fortunately, I got it.

At an abandoned resort sport at the Meru National Park


A river drying up


The Forest



The Fork


I discovered a new species


The dog came along for the ride



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On the Rooftop: KICC

Here are some shots I took while at the top of the KICC. This was just before the sun went down and when the hot noon-day sun has faded slightly. I had my wide angle lens and my 300mm lens with me.

I had some fun with these.

Plane above the City of Nairobi


Sunset in Nairobi


The Nairobi Sunset

My Portrait


A Lonely Nut at the rooftop



A Bird in the Sky


Gliding Above the Clouds of Nairobi City


Shot this using a 300mm lens



Using a 300mm lens



The City Hall Way Roundabout

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Lighting is King in Portrait Photography

I recently came across and a portrait photograph that I feel depicts how all portrait photography should be taught. What caught my attention most however was the way the photographer shone the light on this little girl’s face.

Check this out.

Photo by Ryan Pendleton

All that was used to get this amazing shot was light from a window and a reflector. With a focal length of 85mm and at an ISO of 200, this is excellent image of how to use natural light to get a great shot without the use of expensive and fancy equipment.

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