Kenya - Masai Mara
Travellers flock to Africa to bag their Big Five, but spare a moment for the little ones too. Cheetah cubs being taught the lessons of life by their mother was the highlight of my journey, but children living in mud huts and carving souvenirs for a living was equally memorable.
This was no special photography adventure, just a regular week-long safari holiday with GAP Adventures. This images here were part of a series taken for their brochure, shot in 2005 with a Canon 5D and a 70-200mm lens. I was carrying a 'wildlife camera' as well, but it died on day one of my tour. Two camera bodies is not a luxury on commercial shoots, it's a necessity!
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."