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
I discovered a new species
The dog came along for the ride
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
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
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.
Pro Photography Session
I had the privilege of attending an evening with the renowned international photographer, Liz Gilbert, at PAWA254.
The place was packed with upcoming and aspiring photographers and Liz was on hand to answer questions and provide her own insights into her 23-year journey as a photographer.
It was a wonderful experience to be in company with Liz whose work has appeared on TIME, Newsweek, and other popular publications. Her work has also been featured across many museums across the world.
Liz has two books under her belt and a documentary feature film entitled “The Last Safari.” This is Liz’s attempt to go back to the communities that she had visited 10 years earlier and show them the pictures she took.
Liz’s quote from the talk
Her experience and her interest in growing young talent was evident in her voice and her enthusiasm to contribute
Hopefully, she will continue to inspire and motivate us to keep doing what we love to do.
The Artsy Mama event went down on the 26th, February, 2014 at the Michael Joseph Center. The event took place from 11:00 AM till around 3:00 PM.
This was an event by women but not for women alone. Very few men came along (including me), but the place was warm.
The atmosphere was serene and feminine.
A lot of wares were on display as stay-at-home moms showcased what they do right from home and make a living out of it.
We also had a line of 4 panelists who have gone far and beyond and actually put their skills and passions to use. Some of these women have set up businesses and captured the Kenyan corporate market and made a name for themselves.
And here are the panelists:
Corrine the Hair Stylist
Lintons Beauty World
Riri of Riri Jewellery
I am definitely looking forward to the next Artsy Mama event.
I was on location for this event to take a few snapshots and show you what exactly went down. The show was packed and the residents came out in numbers to be entertained. Here are a few pictures and clips I shot during my shot stint on location.
We went crazy with these shots. These guys really do know how to pose don’t they?
Nyeri from the top
On the Nyeri rooftop
Mark Collins – Nyeri
I recently volunteered for a demolition project at Pangani and the experience was energetic and quite frankly fun. Here is what I got. Enjoy!
A bird’s eye view of the debris and the surrounding buildings
Used for cutting metal
I recently shot these at the National Museums of Kenya garden. I loved the detailed natural surroundings and I could not resist using my 35 mm lens to bring them up close and show you nature in its natural settings.