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10 Travel Photography Tips for great holiday photos

This article was written by (former editor of Digital Photographer magazine) and appears on Digital Photography School.

There’s no time like the present to hone your photographic skills to enable you to capture glorious travel photography fit for a gallery wall – or at least pride-of-place in your living room!

Taj Mahal in Agra India – by pulguita

But the variation of subject matter and lighting conditions you’ll be greeted with while on holiday can be daunting to capture successfully, especially if you’re juggling quality time with your family against quality time with your digital camera!

 

1. Travel photography by its very nature is inspirational and exciting – but it’s easy to get carried away when you prepare what to take with you. Whilst it would be fantastic to take all of your kit abroad practicalities such as baggage allowance and insurance costs could mean you are better of hiring equipment on arrival or opting for lesser items. Ideally if you choose to take your own kit you’ll need to travel light: one body (unless you have the room for a spare), a wad of memory cards, a lightweight mini tripod or even the super flexible Gorillapod, portable storage unit, a pocket-size compact, a flash unit, a selection of lenses and a durable camera bag that distributes the weight evenly over your shoulders and protects against heat, cold, sand and moisture.

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A short “after breakfast” walk from Maliba Lodge

We enjoy the Blanket Wrap – keeps us in touch with our fabulous Lesotho trip on November 2012, culminating in our stay at Maliba Lodge. Of course we have many photos – Semonkong, Sethlabethebe, Thabana Ntlenyana summit, Giant’s Cup, – but I thought you might be interested in this one:

Three-Cascades,-Tsehlanyane

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Dark and White Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Alternate layers of rich, dark chocolate mousse and soft chocolate sponge; covered with white chocolate ganache and served with a cranberry coulis, red wine reduction and spun-sugar garnish.

Chef’s Tip: Rich notes of the dark chocolate combined with the understated white chocolate go very well with the cranberry coulis and red wine reduction. A great end to a romantic dinner for two.

Chocolate Sponge

  • 3    Eggs (separated)
  • 120g    Cake Flour
  • 175g    Sugar
  • 60ml    Oil
  • 125ml    Hot Water
  • 24g    Cocoa Powder
  • 5g    Baking Powder
  • 1g    Salt
  • 5ml    Vanilla Extract

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2012 Photo of the Month Winner Announced!

The 2012 Maliba Photo Competition has reached a dramatic end as Stu Nolan won a fierce facebook vote-off by a narrow 4 votes in December.

He was very excited and said he was sitting on his computer for 30 minutes watching the votes!

Lesotho herdboy with homemade guitar, photo by Stu Nolan

Lesotho herd boy with home made guitar

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Smoked Trout & Avocado Wrap

Smoked-Trout-&-Avocado-WrapIngredients:

  • 2 Tortilla Sheet (ready Cooked)
  • 1 ripe Avocado, sliced
  • julienne of Carrots, Cucumber & Onion
  • 1 medium size Trout Fillet, smoked & shredded
  • Hollandaise sauce Read more

Grilled Ostrich Fillet

Ingredients

  • 1     Ostrich Fillet
  • 8     Spinach Leaves
  • 80g  Tomato salsa
  • 4     Potatoes
  • 50g  Melted Butter
  • 50g  Grated cheese
  • 30ml Soy sauce
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

    Grilled Ostrich Fillet recipe by Maliba Lodge

    Grilled Ostrich Fillet

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The Honey Moon Shack – Lesotho style!

Christel van Heerden on snapped this quirky photo while on one their road trips around Lesotho while on honeymoon at the end of September. It was quite appropriate for the occasion it would seem.

We’re happy to be able to report that Christel and her new husband had a “magical time in the Mountain Kingdom…a very special Honeymoon indeed!” Needless to say they stayed in far more “comfortable” lodgings than below.

Lesotho honeymoon shack Photo by Christel van Heerden

Lesotho honeymoon shack – Photo by Christel van Heerden

And we look forward to seeing them again (hopefully in a years time :) ).

Maliba Lodge peak capA big thank you to Christel for sending us this image. Christel has won herself a Maliba Mountain Lodge peak cap which we will be sending to her shortly and entry into the grand prize (a weekend for 2 compliments of Maliba Mountain Lodge).

Starting in December, all our monthly photo contest winners will be put forward for the grand prize of a “weekend for 2 at Maliba Mountain Lodge”.
Please visit our facebook page and vote for your favourite. Only your votes count, so get voting! Winner will be announced just in time for Christmas.

Trout & Feta Papillote Starter

  • Serves 4 guests.Dewald & Tshepo Trout & Feta Papillote Starter
  • Two Trout Fillets
  • Four Spinach Leaves
  • 80g Feta Cheese
  • Four Filo Pastry sheets
  • 50 g Melted Butter
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

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October Photo of the Month – Tim Skelton

Black Rock Pool - Tshlanyane National Park

Maliba Pool – Photo by Tim Skelton

Maliba Lodge peak cap

A big thank you to Tim for sending us this image. Tim has won himself a Maliba Mountain Lodge peak cap which we will be sending to him shortly.

B.B.Q BASED Beef Sirloin with Potato Balls and Black pepper and Mushroom Sauce

B.B.Q BASED Beef Sirloin with Potato Balls and Black pepper and Mushroom Sauce Serves two

Ingredients

  • 2 Beef Sirloin
  • 200g of thinly slices mixed Peppers(red, Green, Yellow)
  • 1 Carrot Peeled and thinly Sliced
  • 2 Potatoes (Mashed)
  • Salt and Pepper to correct seasoning
  • 30g of B.B.Q Basting Sauce
  • 60 g of pepper Sauce Knowrr
  • 20g of Sliced button Mushroom
  • 30g of bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 10g cream

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