About Chris Martin

Chris Martin is a wildlife photographer and qualified Field Guide, currently working in South Africa, both as a freelance wildlife photographic guide and as a member of the Africa Nature Training team. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) in the UK. His photographic work has been regularly featured in magazines both in South Africa and internationally. Chris’ formative years saw him grow to love wild places and to explore and discover a love for adventure that continues to this day. In his younger years as an accomplished mountaineer and skier, Chris led and participated in expeditions across the globe, particularly throughout the Himalaya regions, Europe, North America and Alaska. Following an expedition in 1993 to East Africa, to climb in the Mount Kenya region, Chris experienced Africa for the first time and it captured his soul. Visit Chris's website
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Mastering exposure – Using your camera’s histogram

A camera’s histogram is a graph which details the tonal range of your photograph. Chris Martin gives us some tips on how to use it to get perfect exposure.

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Wildlife photography – leave nothing to chance

A good wildlife photograph is produced by leaving nothing to chance – know your stuff with these great photography tips.

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Think before you click

Wildlife photography has never been so popular, so here are some tips to keep you ahead of the rest of the pack.

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A word about composition

Chris Martin gives us some tips on how to take care in the initial composition when photographing a variety of subject matters…

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It’s Spring!

Spring Day has arrived …. and the prospect of the hot African summer is definitely on the horizon. At this time of the year, all my photographic thoughts turn to the return of the migratory birds and the opportunities to be had in getting some startling bird images! I love this period. It always gives …

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Photography tips – try a new perspective and shoot low

These days, when I look through so many of the images posted on social media, it’s even more true to say that those images that make the most profound impact are those where the photographer has managed to attain an angle of view that is either level or slightly lower than the eye level of …

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Fish Eagle - Africa Birds and Birding

Camera modes: shutter priority, aperture priority or…programme mode?

Probably the single question I’m asked most by people keen to improve their photography is “How do I move on from using the Program or Auto mode on my camera”; “What settings should I use”. Wildlife photography is a challenging branch of photography that can test your skills to the limit and often in very …

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Wildlife photography: Chris Martin’s top tips

Sharing views, sharing images, sharing tips and techniques … for me that is the essence of photography. Pro and amateur alike … we will all learn from each other and we never stop learning.  So this week I wanted to look at my “Top 10 tips” on how to capture better wildlife images. Nothing within …

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Sabie River, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Photography: all about sharing

Welcome to another of my wildlife photography blogs for Africa Geographic!! What an absolute pleasure to be here sharing news, views and experiences from the real home of wildlife photography … Southern Africa. I grew up in the UK and spent my life in the outdoors from childhood. I’ve had a camera in my hand …

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Introducing Chris Martin: wildlife photographer

Chris Martin is a wildlife photographer working in South Africa as a photographic field guide and as a member of Africa Nature Training. His photographs have been featured regularly in magazines in South Africa and internationally.  Chris is excited about the prospect of blogging for us, and promises to share as much of his advice …

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