Kate Humble takes safari photography masterclass in Kenya

Kate Humble with Gorillas
Kate Humble with DR Congo gorillas. Photo: Twitter/WF_Foundation

After becoming one of the judges for the ZSL Animal Photography Prize and the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, British television presenter Kate Humble decided it was time to sharpen up her own photography skills.

To this end, she visited Meru National Park in Kenya, with a camera borrowed from her husband, to join Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards founder Paul Joynson-Hicks on an unforgettable adventure.

Staying as a guest of Natural High Safaris, Kate explored the National Park made famous by George and Joy Adamson whose story was immortalised in the book and film Born Free.

“Being on safari with a professional photographer really opened my eyes as to how to take a half decent photo.  The first lesson Paul gave us was on the composition of the photo and where the main subject should be.  For example, if an animal is looking in a certain direction, then this should be at one side of the photo and the direction it is looking in should be blank.  The results were encouraging!  And the importance of not having too much blank space in the foreground was another revelation.” – Kate Humble 

You can read Kate’s full account of the photography safari, with some of the pictures she took, on the Telegraph website.

If you would like to follow in Kate’s footsteps, Natural High Safaris will be running a photographic safari with Paul Joynson-Hicks in October 2018.

On 28 February at the Royal Geographical Society in London, Kate will be speaking about her travels, including her visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo to see the Eastern Lowland Gorillas. To book your tickets, please visit this Eventbite page.