Ute Sonnenberg's Blog
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- May 29
- Roho Ya Chui
- Welcome, my name is Ute Sonnenberg. I write this blog about photography and especially wildlife photography with the connected adventures on photographic safaris. I try to share my experience and knowledge about the subject to help people finding their way around in this complex matter and to inspire photographic adventures. The name of my company is Roho Ya Chui, Swahili for “soul of leopard”. We help people organizing their photographic safaris, wildlife photography courses and team building photographic safaris.
Please feel free to ask any questions and please share your thoughts and feedback.
Thank you for visiting and reading the blog.
Thank you for your continus support.
Kindest regards, Ute
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- ePhoto Book: Where the Wind
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- On Photo Safari: Game Drives
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There is plenty of photography advice available on the Internet including camera settings for several photography situations. Now people look up the settings and start photographing with it, wondering why only a few photographs are good and the rest is not. The answer is simple. The light det… Read full post »
One of the biggest disadvantages of photographing on automatic settings is, that the function “choice of focus point” is not available.
Taking photos on photographic safaris, team building photographic safaris, wildlife photography courses and any other occasions or trips require physical efforts of the photographer. Just standing there or even pressing a remote is not enough. Only by getting physically active really involves… Read full post »
Amboseli National Park in Kenya is a very popular destination for wildlife photography courses, photographic safaris and team building photographic safaris. It is a huge open space with often strong winds on the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro and it is the home to incredible wildlife.
Enjoy the epho… Read full post »
There is the wide spread idea that the people on the game drive vehicles during photographic safaris, wildlife photography courses and team building photographic safaris are doing nothing, just sitting there. And the guests themselves think the same and are completely surprised that they are… Read full post »
Sometimes we got this inner voice saying, lets do it next time, lets wait or not now. This voice pops up in several situations and also in photography. A standard situation for it to start talking is on game drives during photographic safaris, wildlife photography courses and team building ph… Read full post »
Photographing the desert is the ultimate challenge to see where one can easily think there is nothing to see. Photographic safaris, wildlife photography courses and team building photographic safaris to these places are not surprisingly the most challenging and at the same time more exciting… Read full post »
What would be a boring nature photograph? Pouring rain in the Serengeti or blue sky over blue ocean? I think essentially nature is never boring, we probably only fail sometimes to capture its beauty accordingly and then the image seems boring to the viewer.
Anything is special as long as it is special to you. But with wildlife photography it seems that it is special to all. We all seem to have the need to be with nature, to connect and to be close to animals.
Especially when living in big cities going… Read full post »
How do you experience being just in time before the boarding gate closes or quickly throwing your equipment in the bag before departure? Are these the circumstances you perform best? If you do, you will not feel stressed by it, but if you don’t you will most likely feel very… Read full post »
It’s like touching their souls.
Enjoy! View the ephoto book here.
Recently a lady guest from a wildlife photography course called to tell that she was with a group of… Read full post »
Do you have a collection of empty branches in your photo file? Your are not alone.
On a regular basis the level of frustration during photographic safaris, wildlife photography courses and team building photographic safaris rises with the ambition to photograph birds. One moment they look at… Read full post »
There are many talented wildlife painters out there, who don’t have the opportunity to go on photographic safaris, team building photography safaris or wildlife photography courses and they need images to paint… Read full post »
It is one of the highlights of photographic safaris, team building photographic safaris and wildlife photography courses to see mating lion or leopard. And fortunately when they are doing it they do… Read full post »
It is generally said that wildlife photography is the kind of photography where the most patience is needed. And it is definitely true that patience is essential for wildlife photography. It is… Read full post »
There is a magical place in the north of Kenya, for those who wish… Read full post »
When people are going photographic safaris, wildlife photography courses and team building photographic safaris they get sometimes swept away in the excitement of the moment and tend to do not wise things.… Read full post »
Yes, you read right, there are wedding photographers on safari. There are not only people who go on honeymoon on photographic safari or wildlife photography course, there are also people who get… Read full post »
The Sabi Sand is a wildlife area bordering Kruger National Park in South Africa. It is named after it’s two rivers the Sabi and the Sand River. This area is the gem… Read full post »
There have been two major revamps recently of social media platforms and both go the same route, bigger images. Google+ and Flickr have changed their design and especially on Google+ the images… Read full post »
With all the talk about big cameras and big lenses for wildlife photography, photographic safaris, wildlife photography courses and team building photographic safaris one can easily feel intimidated and hesitating to go… Read full post »
Canon has just announced the new 200-400mm f/4 with built-in 1.4 extender for USD 11,799. With the extender switched on the lens goes from 280-560mm.
There are already plenty of… Read full post »
Join a female leopard in her dream of… Read full post »
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