Zimbabwe Bird Photograph

    Ralph Stutchbury | Filmmaker | Photographer | Publisher

  • Based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Born in Zambia where his father was a game warden.
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  • Ralph has worked in film and television for over thirty years. Started out as a freelance cameraman for international TV news broadcasters during the Rhodesian bush war, that led to Zimbabwe's independence in 1980. ITN, ABC, CBS, NBC, CBC, NRK, ARD, ZDF. Roving reporter for UPITN.
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  • Set up a commercial production company Eyes & Ears Pvt Ltd in 1980 to produce cinema and TV commercials for leading Zimbabwean companies and multi-nationals. Winner of Cannes Silver Lion award.
  • Director of photography and camera operator (second unit) on several feature films.
  • Director / cameraman contributing to many wildlife programmes. Two series for Discovery channel, "Vets on the Wild Side". BBC Nature "If the rains don't come". National Geographic "Chimps on the move".

 "The Lion Tree", a film about the tree climbing lions of Zambia's Busanga plains, explores complex pride relationships. The documentary was awarded best film in the "Ecosystem and Habitat" category at the 3rd annual New York wildlife conservation film festival.

New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival Award

Ralph Stutchbury's Approach

  • Whether you shoot video or stills, great wildlife shots depend on an understanding of your subject and being able to anticipate what the animal is likely to do. Results depend on respect for the animal and trying not to make it feel cornered or threatened. We are uninvited guests in their private space. With understanding and a great deal of patience you are well on the way to a special wildlife experience and maybe some great shots...

  • "To be ready is much, to have the capacity for waiting is more, to utilise the right moment is everything." (Schnitzler) This man would have been a great wildlife photographer.

Testimonials - "Best game drive with a filmmaker" -- Comment on nominating the best safari guide - Fodors talk forums. Contact Ralph now.

"Boabab", the companion book to "Elephant" has arrived and is now available. The two books, featuring these African icons are a must for anyone who loves the African bush.             Ralph Stutchbury - Photographer, Filmmaker, Cameraman - Contact Ralph for your wildlife still photographs and video stock...             "Boabab", the companion book to "Elephant" has arrived and is now available. The two books, featuring these African icons are a must for anyone who loves the African bush.             

Ralph Stutchbury Photography | www.ralphstutchbury.com | Newlands, Harare, Zimbabwe | ralph@camera-africa.co.zw |  +263 712 601 919