2019 Photo Safaris: Tigers, Polar Bears, and Great Migration

Elliott Neep on Safari

2019 is already shaping up to be a busy year for photo safaris! After teaming-up with David Lloyd earlier this year, we’re set to put on even more incredible photo safaris in the world’s best wildlife hotspots.

Continue reading

The Essential Guide To African Photo Safaris – Part 2

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

The second instalment in my four-part guide to safari photography. This time, I’m discussing issues you might face travelling with camera gear, a few words on DSLRs, lens choice, support recommendations. Over time, it’s edited and refreshed, so bookmark it!

Continue reading

Podcast Interview with Escape The Zoo

Escape The Zoo Elliott Neep Podcast

A very enjoyable webchat with Daniel Clarke @ Escape The Zoo. We talk about my time photographing tigers, expeditions to the polar regions, flamingo hunting hyenas, also my life with depression and mental health. Now available on podcast to download.

Continue reading

The Essential Guide To African Photo Safaris – Part 1

With over 13 years of professional experience as a Wildlife Photographer and 8 years Leading photo safaris, it’s fair to say that my kit and my techniques are tried and very well-tested. Look to this page as a repository for my experience and the lessons that I’ve learned. Over time, it’s edited and refreshed, so bookmark it!

Continue reading

Top Camera Gear Essentials For The African Photo Safari

African Lion (Panthera leo nubica)

Freshly updated for 2018. I’m frequently asked for my advice and recommendations for what camera gear to take on African photo safaris. I’ve been travelling there for my own work and leading groups for over a decade and have garnered a great deal of experience, to say the least. Here, you’ll find key nuggets of advice regarding essential kit.

Continue reading

Unlearning what you have learned…

Masai Giraffe, photographed during my work on the David Lloyd photo safari

I joined David Lloyd as co-leader on his Great Migration Photo Safari in August 2018 and was inspired to photograph giraffe with a new (for me) figurative approach, throwing aside traditional composition and rigid commercial style.

Continue reading

First impressions of the FujiFilm GFX50s

FUJIFILM GFX50s

The resolution of this 51.4 million pixel sensor is stunning. Matched with the world class FUJINON lens line-up, the amount of detail resolved should impress any 35mm user. The images here are not to be judged on aesthetics. This is just from my first walkabout with the GFX50s, keeping one eye on my dog, the other on the imminent rain clouds.

Continue reading

Farewell Nikon. Hello FujiFilm Medium Format!

FujiFilm GFX50s medium format

In my previous blog post and newsletter, I explained that I was leaving Nikon – sounds rather melodramatic, lets just say I no longer have a Nikon system – and since then, I’ve had about a hundred enquiries asking what system I was moving too. Well, here’s your answer…

Continue reading

They always say time changes things…

2018 has already become one of the most turbulent years in my 13-year long career in wildlife photography. I’ve had to take a little ‘timeout’ to reflect and evaluate. Along with stuff going on outside of my photography world, I’ve also made some huge changes within. Nikon, Getty Images, Social Media… All change.

Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About Photographing Mountain Gorillas

Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla Beringei Beringei)

You have a single magic hour, so do not waste every minute considering apertures and sweet spots. Try and have a pre-conceived idea of the images you wish to shoot. Read my mountain gorilla guide and prepare yourself!

Continue reading