After buying my first DSLR while living in China I became hooked on photography spending every spare minute looking up different techniques, researching lenses and of course wandering the streets taking photos of everything and anything.

The timing was perfect when 6 months later I realised a childhood dream and travelled to New Zealand for a holiday. It’s natural beauty exceeded my expectations and with 3000 photos taken in just six weeks. It is a photographers dream.

I still had a lot to learn though and I’m still learning everyday. Since arriving back in South Africa I’ve been lucky enough to get back into the African bush for my first chance to shoot wildlife with a 400mm lens. I enjoyed the bush before but now there’s even more attraction. If I could quit my day job and spend my life photographing animals I would and maybe I still will – this is just the beginning…

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  1. I just browsed your blog and was amazed with your work! I’ll be looking forward to more of your work!

  2. WOW Thanks for finding my blog so I found you. Beautiful photographs. I don’t know how to make HD images. I’m really a painter and book artist but there is still a pull towards photography. You don’t need it but have you checked out BetterPhoto..com? I took online courses from them and learned about photography there.

    1. Thank you. I am just learning photography as I go but think a few courses may be worthwhile especially on the processing side. I will definitely investigate BetterPhoto, there’s always something more to learn with photography.

  3. Incredible. Pleased you enjoyed shooting in New Zealand! I look forward to shooting elsewhere – like Africa! Your up close shots are mind blowing, they really grab the viewer. What talent. Keep it up.

    1. Thanks you. I found New Zealand magical and would love to visit again someday but it does lack the wildlife we have here in Africa which is my current favourite type of photography. I really appreciate you compliment and will endeavour to keep posting great photos.

  4. Wow…if you are at the beginning…I’m in the dirt pile, in the cellar, under the floorboards, in the barn! Inspiring! Definite ‘following’ fan!

      1. You are very welcome Rory. It so great when you can take a hobby that ignites a passion and turn it into a lifestyle that makes the rest of us want to be like you! Great work.

      2. Wow, awesome. Thanks for the support Rhonda. We so often get caught of with life that time seems to just pass us by. I hadn’t thought about what I was doing like that and so thank you for pointing it out and glad I can be an inspiration.

  5. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and for liking the blog.

    I am amazed at the photos you are sharing on your blog! My husband and I have also taken interest in photography since we both started traveling (we both love to travel). I always look for that special “something” in a photo and I see it in yours. Thanks for sharing your talent. I will surely learn a lot just by looking at your photos. All the best!

  6. Thanks for the look in at my blog, I’ve just been through the whole of yours and all I can say is WOW, I still need a lot to learn and with my small camera a lot of lessons, your photos are just out of this world….

  7. Thank you for coming over to my little blog to check out my photos. It gave me a chance to see your stunningly beautiful works! Good luck with it all, I look forward to seeing more.
    πŸ™‚ Marieke

  8. Your photography is amazing. Crisp & clear.

    And then I linked to your China blog. I suppose that’s how your found my blog — through my recent posts about being in China. I will be working in the Shandong Province beginning next week, doing professional development for teachers. I agree with you: This country is interesting, fascinating, and at times frightening.

  9. your photographs are simply wonderful, my boyfriend is from south africa! πŸ™‚

  10. I love reading about how other photographers first fell in love with the craft. I hope you take the leap one day and make it a profession if that’s really something you’re serious about!

  11. You have some really beautiful photographs! It’s just too bad you’re not a Nikon user :p Besides the blogging, I’m an aspiring photographer as well. Keep watch of my blog for photos in the up coming months!

      1. Haha I can’t switch because I work at Nikon South Africa…I have to use and promote the brand at all times :p it was in a signed contract

        FYI, I just liked you Photography page on Facebook

    1. That might be another Rory, however I did study Political Science along with Philosophy and Economics. I was born in Zimbabwe where I lived until 2002. South America is still one place I haven’t visited but want to.

      1. Interesting because underneath St George’s College it says “Santiago, Chile” (I assumed it was the British International School) but it’s obviously a Facebook error. South America is amazing! Lived in Santiago and Buenos Aries when I was younger; I only have happy memories

      2. Interesting, thanks for pointing that out. Think it must be a FB error. It may have automatically assigned the St George’s College with the biggest following to my profile but I have amended it now. Happy memories are good memories.

  12. Hi Rory, I am Muhammads from Indonesia. I found your blog by coincidence and it is amazing ! . . . . I follow yours to get something that I can learn from your shoots. πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  13. Dear Rory Alexander,

    I am a gallery assistant at Agora Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in New York. Can I send you some information about our
    gallery and promotional services that you might be interested in?

    I look forward to hearing from you,

    Kind regards,

    Elizabeth Duker-Gold
    Marketing Assistant / Agora Gallery
    Phone: 212.226.4151 ext. 202
    Fax: 212.966.4380

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