Choosing my Sierra Leone gear list was a difficult task. I wanted a balance between mobility and high quality. What do I mean by that? I needed gear that was easy to transport but could still shoot great photos and video. Sierra Leone Gear List Before we travelled to Sierra Leone, I knew it would have to be light on gear. There was no way I would be casually getting a portable slider/ dolly in my flight bag. That was out of the question. On previous trips, I have overcome this challenge by taking a steadicam with me. This time on the Sierra Leone gear...

There are so many reasons to visit Sierra Leone, but let me give you just five to put Sierra Leone on your travel radar. Last October, I travelled to Sierra Leone with a friend on a project to capture stories and tell one in particular (Going to Sierra Leone). Before I left friends and family had a lot of questions for me. Why was I going there? Isn't it dangerous? Are you mad? Initially I agreed with them, why was I going to Sierra Leone of all places?! However, once I got there I found 5 great reasons to visit Sierra Leone....

When on project and visiting a foreign country, we rarely stop to consider the risks. And that is why I have stopped to ask myself what are the dangerous animals in Sierra Leone. My last major project of 2016 and we encountered one of the most dangerous animals in Sierra Leone. The Black Mamba Talking to a Professional On this adventure, I had with me a medical professional and former military personnel, Dr Charles Roberts. Armed with a wealth of knowledge on the topic, he talked me through his personal experience of the most dangerous animals in Sierra Leone. Q: Charlie, what was your first experience with...

It's one of the biggest moments of your drone career. That moment you first fly a drone over water. Hopefully you've seen the first article for inspiration to fly a drone over water, and you've gone out and done it. If not see below. (Related: Fly a Drone Over Water pt1) In my Experience The first few time's you were cautious, they don't count. This time you're at maximum altitude and pushing the stick forward and away from you. Your palms are getting sweaty and you're asking yourself when is the point at which you should consider bringing the drone back in. Well I'm here to tell...

It's one of the biggest moments of your drone career. That moment you first fly a drone over water. The first few time's you were cautious, they don't count. This time you're at maximum altitude and pushing the stick forward and away from you. Your palms are getting sweaty and you're asking yourself when is the point at which you should consider bringing the drone back in. Well I'm here to tell you, not yet. You are almost always guaranteed to get some of your best images or footage at these moments. If photography is all about capturing new perspectives, then this is...

Here are 7 best places to see in the Philippines, now. Seeing them this instant is crucial. Whilst travelling through the numerous islands that make up the Philippines, I encountered other travellers who had the same message. These travellers were experienced and spoke of their views on countries such as the Philippines that were still relatively untouched. As they emerge however they are rapidly ruined by growth in the Tourism industry. Buildings and hotels erected rapidly, waste materials dumped 'out of sight' and polluted roads. All the signs that a country was once worth visiting but had been overtaken by the industry...

Final day here in Sierra Leone. Time to get back on the motorbikes into town and a mandatory drone session. Are Coconuts Street Food? But the important question. Do Coconuts count as street food? If a person walks up and offers you one, then proceeds to open it with a machete then yes it does...

We're back on the road to Makeni. Our time in the Northern Regions of Sierra Leone was up. We had plans to get back to Makeni and film more around the Street Child projects there. In Africa, it's generally easier said than done to get from point A to B with zero problems. Another trip, more problems. I have no idea how many times a car can breakdown before it's classified as unrepairable...