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Namibia 2013 Travelogue Part 5 (Podcast 376)

Today we conclude what turned out to be a five part travelogue style account of my recent trip to Namibia. I’ve selected my last ten favorites to take a look at, and I’ll include a little background about my thought process while shooting. We pick up the trail on the evening...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Kris Preslan
    Posted at 00:54h, 27 June Reply

    Whenever I see your shots I’m reminded of the similarity between photography and art. As a hyper realist artist I see that the same things that matter with good shots is what artists need to be aware of in painting a well executed piece: composition, values, balance, design, the golden mean etc. Being passionate about both gives me an eye which improves my art and photos……pretty exciting! Thank you for that constant reminder.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 21:57h, 27 June Reply

      Thanks so much for the kind and thoughtful comment Kris!

      I would argue that photography is of course an ‘art’, but I think you are using the word here to mean painting, undoubtably one of the most classic of the arts.

  • Mikael Jonsson
    Posted at 11:19h, 01 July Reply

    Fantastic travelogue! Very inspiring and engaging, both in commentary and images. It makes me realize that I have so much to discover of our planet.

    These images have lingered in my mind at home, at work, everywhere, so I’ve gone back and looked at them numerous times over the past weeks and they just seem to get better with each viewing.

    It’s been enjoyable to tag along on your journey from afar. Thank you Martin.

  • t.linn
    Posted at 05:20h, 03 July Reply

    Another great podcast, Martin! I particularly enjoyed the opening Giraffe and Wildebeest shot, the blurry cave painting image (the blur really works), and that first shot of Wahoo.

    Your ability to know the aperture you want in advance of shooting is impressive. You talked about this with duChemin in your Winter Wonderland recap. Is this something you’ve developed over time through trial and error or did you take a different approach to learning this skill?

    Hard to believe it’s been two years since the tumor scare. I’m thankful for your full recovery.

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