Magnum Excursions

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Photo Tips: Elements to Consider in Composition
Photo Tips: Elements to Consider in Composition

This is an edited reprint of an article I wrote several years ago in my blog, www.ChobeSafari.com.  Same text and many of the photos have changed, but the need to know the basics of composition is timeless. Many see a photo they like but when asked why they like the image, they lack the words... » read more

This or That – The Photographer’s Challenge
This or That – The Photographer’s Challenge

Many wildlife photographers love pure images with minimal editing right out of the camera.  Buddy Eleazer, one of our Magnum Excursion leaders does also. Many photographers these days see the ability to create very dynamic shots by using editing tools by software makes such as Topaz Labs, Nik, Photomatics and Redfield.  Some are taking even... » read more

A Workshop Participant’s Story: What “First Timers” Should Expect From A Photography Trip Into The South African Bush
A Workshop Participant’s Story: What “First Timers” Should Expect From A Photography Trip Into The South African Bush

Article and images by Lee Levin-Friend (Lee was a participant in the Magnum Excursions May 2012 workshop at Leadwood Private Camp in Timbavati Game Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park in South Africa.  We look forward to Lee joining us again on an upcoming excursion … and from her excitement regarding the first trip, we’re... » read more