After my time in Botswana, I will be heading over to the famed Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa for four nights. Mala Mala, and other areas surrounding Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands region, is well known for excellent leopard sightings. I have an affinity for leopards, and hopefully I will be lucky enough to have some great sightings and photographs.
I will be spending more time in Botswana in the coming years, so expect to see more safaris on my calendar in addition to my traditional Tanzania and Namibia trips. As I noted in an earlier posting, Bruce Dorn will be leading some safaris as well. There will be two more safari leaders that will be running safaris as well, so look for a huge increase in my capacity in Africa in 2009 and beyond. I an an African photo safari specialist, and I have found that my six safaris each year keeps me very busy. In an effort to make my customers happy, I am expanding my business through the services of other photographers, guides and outfitters. I anticipate offering twelve (12) safaris each year, doubling my current capacity. It is a challenge in the personal service industry to expand one's business without diluting quality or reputation, and I know that I am surrounding myself with the best possible individuals and companies that one can have.
On the equipment side of things, I will be bringing the following: Canon 1DsMkIII, Canon 1DMkIII, 40D, 500mm, 100-400mm, 24-105mm, 15mm fisheye, 580EXII flash, Sony HC3 video camera and my camera bag that will be released for sale in early June. wink wink nudge nudge. For all those that have been asking me about when the bag will start shipping, *you won't have to wait much longer*. They are being manufactured overseas at the moment, and I am just finishing up the final web pieces before going live. I truly believe that the best camera bag for traveling photographers will be out on the market. I am already working on a second bag, and let's hope that I can bring it to market in a short period of time. I will be taking preorders in late April or early May. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more.
When I return home I will be announcing a very exciting relationship that I have inked with the one of the largest apparel brands on the planet. Exciting times!