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Piper MacKay
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I love the moodiness of an image given by side lighting or back lighting. We work on this a lot at the Spirit-N-Light workshops, so when you are in the field, the idea and skills come too you quickly, especially when it counts.
Maasai Mara, in the off season.
Canon 1DX, 500mm, f/8, 1/800, -1.33, ISO 800
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Love this shot! Wonderful backlight!
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beautiful! I love the wild...
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Lioness from the Rekero Pride. She was on the move just as the sun was rising. The light was beautiful, reflecting the dew of the grass and her warm breath. What I love about visiting the Mara during the off-season is the ability to in vision a shot and having a higher chance of capturing it, because you can spend quality time with the big cats without loads of tourist crowding around them.
 
Canon 1DX, F/8, 1/800, ISO 1000, -.33
www.PiperMackayPhotography.com 
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Awesome way to learn about Long Exposures with +Deborah Sandidge 
 
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Want to learn more about shooting long exposures? Watch my free talk with B&H Event Space in NYC. Thanks to those who have watched, I appreciate your wonderful emails and comments!
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One of Malika’s cubs. I wanted to enjoy my time in the Mara so I decided to sit with Malika and her four remaining cubs, during the day, while I got some work done. This shot was taken in mid-day during harsh light. The cub sat up in the bush and looking over the savanna, towards the sun. The bush behind was shaded, so I underexposed and changed my white balance to cloudy to warm up the image. In post, I pulled the darks down more and then brought up the highlights on the cub to make it pop a little.

Canon 1DX, 500mm +1/4 converter, f/10, 1/500, -1.33, ISO 200
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  • Piper MacKay Photography
    Wildlife and Cultural documentary photographer, present
    Piper Mackay is a wildlife and cultural documentary photographer whose work is heavily concentrated on the African continent. A land she fell in love with when she first touched foot on it’s rich red soil. She instantly made the decision to change directions and created an exit plan on a successful career in the fashion industry. Driven to create compelling imagery and stories that make a difference, her work takes her deep off the beaten path, immersed into the cultures and wild environments she is photographing. Her passion for the natural world has grown into a lifelong commitment to inspire others to explore, respect and preserve the beauty of our fragile planet. For those seeking a little more adventure and excitement, her photographic wildlife and cultural safaris offer a deeper experience throughout the African continent. Piper’s photographs are licensed by Getty Images top collections. Featured articles of her work have been printed in national publications such as; Outdoor Photographer, Nature Photographer, Ranger Finder, and Selamata, as well as local travel and online magazines. Her images have graced the pages of Natures Best, National Geographic, WWF calendars, birders and numerous travel publications. Her images have been on exhibit at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC, The Museum of History and Industry in Seattle Washington, The Art Wolfe gallery, The G2 Galley and are hanging in private collections.
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Piper mackay is a wildlife and cultural documentary photographer. She believes compelling visual images help to protect what is right in the world.
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