When I left the corporate world, Eileen and I decided to open our hearts wide and explore what it would look like to dream big. At the centre is our...

2023 was an extraordinary year for the Flack family. After leaving the corporate world I was not 100% sure what we were going to do next. I just knew it...

I hope this finds you happy and healthy! We have just passed through the heart of winter in the Natal Midlands and are beginning to see the signs of spring. Each...

Welcome to my first newsletter of the year! Happy, happy 2023! The more time I spend on planet earth, the more thankful I am for nature, for wildlife, for passions...

The Nature’s Best “African Wildlife Photo Awards” announced the winners and highly honoured images of the 2022 competition in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday! My image of two Crested Guineafowl; titled "That's the...

Welcome to issue 25 of the Flack’s photography newsletters. Eileen, Joshua and I have just returned home after an incredible three weeks in Kenya. After three years of Covid cancellations we...

Bird Photographer of the Year is the world’s leading bird photography competition with over 20,000 entries received in 2022. The competition is in its 7th year and celebrates the world’s...

My image of a Malachite Sunbird, which was taken in my neighbour’s garden in Balgowan, was highly honoured in Nature’s Best "Mkapa African Wildlife Photo Awards" in the “Backyard” category....

Entering photographic competitions can have many benefits both for the birds and the contributing photographers. Firstly, photographic competitions provide a medium through which we can celebrate birds and drive awareness...

Welcome to issue 23 of The Flack’s Photography newsletters! Having been away from home for a month it is such a blessing to be back in Balgowan and surrounded by...

I hope this finds you healthy and happy! In my last newsletter (Creativity in Bird Photography), I eluded to a new vision for habitat shots or “birds in their environment...

When I started photography it was all about the bird. I wanted to take close ups of all birds, but especially rare ones, and soon hoped to get brilliantly sharp...

Welcome to my 20th newsletter and the fifth since the start of my break from the corporate world. It has been such an incredible privilege to take some time out...

I enjoy most genres of bird photography but if pushed to pick a favourite it would have to be “Habitat Shots” or “Birds in their Environment” images. For me, these...

Experimenting with light has been an essential part of my creative journey. I love light – and not just beautiful morning and afternoon light but all types of light; from...

Welcome to Issue 16 of the Flack’s photography newsletters. I hope that it finds you in good health and out birding! Some of my bird photography moments have been head and...

Eileen, Joshua and I shared our first anniversary in the Natal Midlands at the end of August. It is hard to believe that we have been away from Johannesburg for...

I hope you are warm, well and getting chance to explore the magical outdoors!We celebrated our first autumn in the Natal Midlands with the discovery of a breeding pair of...

I trust this newsletter finds you happy and healthy! With lockdown restrictions lifted in South Africa, Eileen, Joshua and I got to have a wonderful Easter break in the Cape. We...

It is hard to believe that this is Issue 12 of the Flack’s Photography newsletters and we are already one year down the line. Born during the Covid-19 lockdown months...

Welcome to issue 11 of the Flack’s Photography Newsletters. I truly hope it finds you happy and in good health! On the 11 of January I was kindly asked if I...

Welcome to issue 10 of The Flack’s Photography newsletters. I hope that it finds you safe and in good health!To all our regular subscribers, thanks so much for all your...

I hope you had a wonderful festive season with family and friends, and that you are well rested for the year ahead.I started my holiday with an incredible visit to...

Welcome to issue 8 of the Flack’s Photography newsletters! Thanks so much for your continued support and interest! I have really appreciated all the kind emails and encouragement I have received...

Welcome to issue #7 of The Flack’s Photography newsletters. I don’t know about you, but I am seriously missing adventures in far off lands, and hence I thought I would focus...

This issue marks a special day for the Flack family. We have finally made the move from Johannesburg to the Natal Midlands, and as you read this we will be...

When I first started taking photographs of birds I was focused on getting close-up portraits; the closer the better. At first this was incredibly difficult, as I was using Eileen’s...

I hope July's newsletter finds you safe, happy and healthy! With the continued impact of the coronavirus being felt around the world and the tourism industry taking some of the heaviest blows,...

Welcome to our 3rd issue of the Flack’s Photography newsletter. Thank you so much to everyone who wrote in. It was great to receive so many encouraging messages from birders,...

Thanks to everyone who subscribed and provided feedback on our first issue of the Flack’s Photography newsletter. It was great to receive some encouragement as well as useful advice! I also...

Welcome to the first issue of The Flack's Photography Newsletter! I am looking forward to hearing your feedback on the content, as well as what topics you would like me to...

The photographic genre of birdscape, habitat or ‘birds in their environment’ images surely ranks as one of the most difficult to master. In essence, these are photographs in which the...

The current array of cameras and lenses available to photographers often means that a great in-flight photograph or a detailed close-up of a shy species is not necessarily sufficient to...

Bird photography is a tonic for my soul and the photographs I take form part of a memory bank of special people, places and occasions. Seven years ago I started...

Africa currently has a number of ‘best birding destinations’, but Cameroon is probably quite low on the radar at present. That could change, as this Central African country supports almost...

Long ago, before the civil war, Mozambique had a well-deserved reputation as a hunting destination and the Coutadas (from the Portuguese word for hunting concession) in the centre of the country...

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