Spitzkoppe Namibia – Photography on the Rocks

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Namibia abounds in dramatic landscapes – deep canyons, sand dunes, arid desert terrain, and plains and grasslands thrown in for good measure. One top highlight from our recent visit was Spitzkoppe Nature Reserve, about 150 km north-east of the Atlantic coastal city of Swapkomund. It consists primarily of bald, granite peaks rising about 700 metres above the sun-baked Namib Desert, looking strangely out of place… Read moreSpitzkoppe Namibia – Photography on the Rocks

18 Favourite New Landscape Photos from 2018

Kaskawulsh Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

In 2018 we were fortunate to get to some fantastic places for landscape photography. Namibia was definitely a highlight, especially the incredibly reddish-orange dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park and the fairytale rock formations of Spitzkoppe. Just as compelling was Kluane National Park in Yukon, and in particular flying over the awesome Kaskawulsh Glacier. The Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas, Mexico offered some marvellous wild landscapes, both… Read more18 Favourite New Landscape Photos from 2018

18 Favourite New Wildlife Photos From 2018

Greater Flamingoes, Walvis Bay, Namibia

The wildlife highlight this year was definitely the time we spent in Namibia, especially in spots like Etosha National Park and Walvis Bay. However, we also got a few shots closer to home and even a few literally in our own backyard. Here is a sample of a few of our favourites that we took in 2018. Feel free to PIN this article

Photographing the Sand Dunes of Namibia

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia www.photojourneys.ca

If you like sand dunes, this is the ultimate destination. The famous dunes of the Namib Desert cover much of Namibia’s Atlantic coast and stretch far inland – the world’s oldest desert, boasting the world’s largest sand dunes, some over 300 metres high. But it’s not just size that matters. Even more impressive is the colour. Oxidized iron makes the sand a brilliant reddish-orange, but… Read morePhotographing the Sand Dunes of Namibia

12 Photos to Put Namibia on Your Bucket List

When we think about places with magical landscapes, Namibia always springs to mind. For a photographer, a visit there is like dying and going to heaven. Some of the scenes are almost unreal, especially the colours. When we looked at photographs before our first trip to Namibia, we kept asking – are those colours for real, or are people just getting too carried away with… Read more12 Photos to Put Namibia on Your Bucket List

Breaking the Rules

Photography has a lot of “rules” of composition to help you make a more pleasing image. These are very useful for the most part, but they should be taken as guidelines rather than something to follow religiously. Sometimes, doing something different or unconventional might be preferable. Besides, it’s just plain fun to break rules! One of those rules is that you shouldn’t put the horizon… Read moreBreaking the Rules