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Kevin-photographing.jpgHi There. I'm Kevin Kubota. When we surround ourselves with amazing, inspirational people, we are driven to become amazing ourselves. We are all "Action Heroes" inside, but we may need a little encouragement to tap our super powers. While "Action Hero" is a metaphor for any Smart and Sassy Photoshop guru who uses Photoshop Actions to power through their workflow and supercharge their images – the True Action Hero is a deeper thinker. "Get Action" in all areas of your life: Love, Learn, Grow, Share, and Make the world a better place. Let's all Get Action together. Here. Now. Oh, don't forget to sign my guestbook!



Photographers: Make sure to get your new .photography domain name!

They are just opening up some new top level domains, specifically .photography (which can be used like .com or .net is now). If you are a pro photographer, you might want to reserve your name now before someone else does! I just reserved mine and a few variations on it. This site is about the cheapest I've used for domains: NameCheap

You can advance-order before general public availability at a higher price than normal. If you don't want to pay the higher first year premium, then you have to wait a little longer and take your chances ;-) Hope it helps, I know lots of friends who were bummed that their preferred .com domain was already taken by some other photographer ;-)

Check it out:


We've moved the blog!

Just in case you didn't get the memo, our new blog is up and running and looking tasty! If you were a subscriber to the original blog, please take a moment to visit the new blog and quickly enter your email to sign up for automatic blog updates again. You can do that here: 


Post Safari Blues…and reds and greens

What happens when an enthusiastic group of wedding and portrait photographers goes on a photo safari in Africa? You have a ton of fun, that’s what! I’m blaming my absence of blog posts over the past weeks on my spotty internet connections in Africa and being chased by wild beasts all day. Actually, we did most of the chasing, but it sounds more adventurous the other way.

Our workshop consisted of 18 people, which is as many as we could fit in the safari cruisers. Our days began at 5am, with a light breakfast then on to the vehicles at 6am. We’d explore the park until 9 ish, then find a beautiful spot on the plains somewhere free of predators and have a morning coffee break. We’d return to the lodge about 11am for brunch, have a little workshop class time, have afternoon tea at 3:30 then hop back on the Landcruisers for the evening drive at 4pm. At about 6pm we’d find another lovely spot for wine and hors d’oeuvres (consisting of traditional beef jerky, or biltong, amongst other things). At about 7:30pm we’d head back to the lodge to a large and delicious dinner around a candlelit fire pit. We did this for 8 straight days and it never got old. Visiting with the animals began to feel like visiting good friends – the initial excitement of the encounters turning to familiar anticipation. We started to relax and appreciate them even more, noticing details we didn’t catch on first sighting.

On our very first departure from the lodge, not 5 minutes in to it, we were halted by a large herd of elephant drinking from the river we needed to cross. We all knew from that first moment that this would be an incredible trip! Each outing was completely unique - some turning up new animal encounters, others bringing us closer or in to more intimate settings with animals we’d previously seen from afar. By the end of the week, nobody wanted to leave. It was truly a significant lifetime experience.

After the safari, my family and I spent time exploring Cape Town and that was beautiful in a very different way. I couldn’t help but miss the animals though. I found myself (and my kids did too) longing for the quiet sunrise drives, disturbed only by the roar of a lion or the cawing of our favorite birds. Safari has gotten under my skin like very few other experiences have. And I don’t mean in an itchy, infection sort of way.

Here are some images! I hope they can convey even a small percentage of the incredible feeling of being there.