While covering a three-day conference, with plenty of presentations and panelist sessions, my news articles were bound to be based on the opening and closing conference speeches from the guests of honour. So  to occupy my time between those speeches and photographing the presenters/speakers, I took the opportunity to create a free conference blog. https://futureofpastoralismturkana2018.wordpress.com/Continue reading “5 TIPS TO CREATING A FREE CONFERENCE BLOG”

Three ways new jobs affect your reading choices 

Whenever you change jobs expect your reading choices to change along with it.  Reading has not always been my second nature, but when your mother buys Ladybird books (from Penguin Publishers) then forces you to read aloud every evening and unmoved by a young sulking face (and sometimes teary eyes); then before long, it becomesContinue reading “Three ways new jobs affect your reading choices “

Learning to love change through a new camera

When it comes to a camera, does size matter? For the last five months, I have been using Nikon 5300 instead of the Canon 6D (My cruel mistress canon – Five tips to taking okay photos). Why switch to a Nikon? Well according to many photographers and online reviews – Nikon is the best forContinue reading “Learning to love change through a new camera”

Living and working in a dissimilar culture

Every new place your go or visit, that is not home then you will encounter a different culture. It can be a small change like going to your aunt’s house where you discover; discussing the book one is reading is an important dinner conversation. Next time, you visit then you had better be reading something.Continue reading “Living and working in a dissimilar culture”

5 tips on working the pen and camera together

Juggling note taking and taking photos can be overwhelming. However, the demand to be a well- round communication specialist (a good writer and photographer) is now the industry trend. In most organizations and government, communication officers (most of them former journalists) find themselves doing both these tasks when they were so used to begin withContinue reading “5 tips on working the pen and camera together”

My cruel mistress, Canon – five tips to taking okay photos

Putting down the pen or recorder to picking up a camera sometimes feels like the act of jumping from the earth to the sun. For some time now, I have been handling a professional Canon 6D camera. The days of point-and-shoot cameras are long behind me but this camera! I discover something new every otherContinue reading “My cruel mistress, Canon – five tips to taking okay photos”