Grant Atkinson is a guide, a wildlife photographer and a writer. He lives with his wife Helena in Cape Town.
He is an enthusiastic lover of nature in all its forms and has travelled widely in southern Africa as well as to places like Alaska, India and the Galapagos for wildlife. Grant spent twelve years guiding for Wilderness Safaris, mostly in
Botswana, and this country and its wildlife will always hold a special attraction for him. Some of Grants special interests are lions, African wild dogs, birds of prey, elephants and marine mammals.
Grant enjoys all forms of nature photography. He believes that the more you know about your subject’s behaviour, the easier it becomes to get good results by anticipating what the subject may do. Grant shoots with Canon gear, but is also familiar with Nikon cameras. He also believes that it is important to be confident in the use of one’s photographic gear, and spends time making sure that his guests understand how to get the most out of their gear. His gear bag typically contains a pair of camera bodies, mounted with the following lenses: 16-35mm wide-angle zoom, a 70-200mm telephoto zoom, and a fixed 300 lens for more distant subjects. During photographic safaris, Grant also works with those guests who might wish to learn more about processing of images. He uses Adobe Lightroom, as well as Adobe Photoshop for his own processing workflow and is always happy to share what he knows.
Grant shoots a variety of wildlife related subject matter. His images have been on the cover of both Africa Geographic and the US National Geographic Kids magazine. He is a regular contributor of text and images to Africa Geographic, Africa Birds and Birding and Pix magazine. He writes about wildlife as well as photography. He also runs
workshops training people in the use of photographic software. He spends several months each year leading photographic safaris to wild places with small groups. View more of his work athttp://www.grantatkinson.com/