Monday, March 31, 2014

SEW - NGO, Arusha, Tanzania. 2014. HD

SEW (Supporting + Empowering Women) - NGO employing HIV positive women in Arusha, Tanzania, Africa.

Salzburg, Austria. Time lapse. 2014.

Music: Mozart, Sonata for piano # 11: Rondo Alla Turca: Allegretto. Licensed from Ramblefish.

Salzburg - Beautiful little city in Austria. Only had 2 days and January weather didn't help much. Just a short time lapse.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Michael's Journey: A True Story - From Crime and Addiction to a New Life in Africa

The true story of a man who found the courage and faith to change himself, "Michael's Journey" is both humbling and heartwarming. In this short film, Michael reflects on his life, taking viewers from multiple arrests and the bleakness of a prison cell in the United States, to his new home in a vibrant, challenging city in East Africa, where he has devoted himself to helping others.

"Michael's Journey" offers a glimpse of the indomitability of the human spirit, a testament to our ability to transform ourselves and to do good in the world.

In making this film, I developed a deep and abiding respect for Michael. I thank him and his wife Tracy for their enthusiasm and openness.

All shot with Canon t3i/600d, Tokina 11-16/2.8 and Canon lenses 24mm to 400mm, Flycam Nano, Glidetrack slider, Sony lavs, Sennheiser MKE 600, Tascam DR-60D.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Maasai Elders. Tanzania.

Had a unique opportunity of shooting portraits of Maasai Elders. These men have such incredible faces.
Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Maasai children school - NGO Africa Amini Alama, Northern Tanzania.

This video is about Maasai school in Madebe area of Northern Tanzania.

NGO Africa Amini Alama is trying to help local children to have English language education. NGO needs our help to finance building of a school for Maasai children.

Disclosure: I was not paid for this video. I do not work for NGO Africa Amini Alama.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Maasai portraits. See more at

Portraits in Maasai land. Just returned after 3 days trip. Had incredible opportunity to work with Maasai people again. My deepest gratitude to Cornelia Wallner-Frisee (NGO Africa Amini Alama which runs incredible social project in Maasai area in Nothern Tanzania with orphanage, schools, hospital and more) for her assistance with arranging shoots and direct help on the ground. I could have not done it without her help.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ngarenanyuki Market, Arusha area, nothern Tanzania, Africa.

New video from BeekeeperStories - typical village market in Tanzania, Africa. It's noisy, hectic and very busy.
All shot with Canon t3i/600d, Tokina 11-16/2.8 and Flycam Nano. Sound in camera and with Sennheiser shotgun mic +Tascam 60D.
My deepest gratitude to NGO Africa Amini Alama for their help with producing this video -

Monday, October 14, 2013

Documentary "The Inventor" Bernard Kiwia, Arusha, Tanzania, Africa.

Bernard is very talented person and inventor of many devices which can be used by people in Africa and beyond. He is a gentle, kind individual with a good heart. I am extremely grateful to him for his trust and hard work during the shooting of this film. BKS

All shot with Canon t3i/600D, Canon and Tokina lenses, Flycam, sound by Sony wifi lav and Sennheiser shotgun mic. Premiere Pro CS6. Color grading with Magic bullet looks.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Video shot on the streets of Stone Town in Zanzibar, Tanzania. People were extremely nice and friendly. All shot with Canon t3i/600D with Tokina 11-16/2.8 on Flycam Nano.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Africa Amini Maasai Lodge, Ngabobo, Arusha area, Tanzania.

Just finished and uploaded to Youtube this video about Africa Amini Maasai lodge in Ngabobo in Arusha area, Tanzania. It was a paid job. I'm not promoting it in any way, not affiliated with it in any way. The cool thing about it that 100% of profits from it going back to Maasai community to support different programs including school, hospital and more.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Land of Masai, Tanzania.

Spent 3 days filming in Masai land between Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Some cool stuff during Masai wedding, inside Masai church, Elementary school and more. Will post videos soon. Here are a few stills. BKS.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Serengeti, NP, Tanzania.

Had 3 days safari to Serengeti National Park. Amazing animals! Never seen so many lions in my life. Here are few pix. Film is coming soon. As always you can find more here

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Failed zebra rescue. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

This short video shows park rangers attempting to save a pregnant young zebra that was
stuck in a muddy water hole. Exhausted by her ordeal, the zebra was never able to get back on her feet.
Viewer discretion is advised.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Snorkeling in Zanzibar. Island Mnemba. Tanzania. GoPro Hero 2.

Music: Pretonica - Deep Pression. Creative Commons.

We traveled to Zanzibar for a few days. I thought to try to shoot short film about snorkeling trip with GoPro Hero 2 camera. I converted and color graded footage in GoPro CineForm Studio software, finished in Premiere Pro CS6.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Visit my Facebook page.

Dear friends, 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I will continue to post all new videos here, however, because of serious problems with Internet here in Tanzania and significant amount of time required for updates on different websites, majority of new photography as well as my old shots will be posted only on my Facebook page:

You don't need to be a member of Facebook community to view all my postings. Ignore "sign in" request and simply view content of my page. Thank you.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fashion designer Peace Malleni. Tanzania.

Music: Breezeless - Spinning around. Ceative Commons.
Beekeeperstories presents - Fashion designer Peace Malleni.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fashion shoot in Arusha, Tanzania.

Fashion shoot on the streets of Arusha, Tanzania for upcoming film about local fashion designer.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Spent two days in Ngorongoro crater. Amazing place. Never seen so much wildlife. Will post more photos and video soon. Also don't forget to check

Friday, December 21, 2012

African music, singing and dancing during Christmas meeting in a church. Tanzania, Africa.

For several days I could hear music and singing outside my home in Arusha, Tanzania. When I decided to go see what was happening, I found a church --  K.L.P.T. (El-Shaddai). The pastor, Teshome Jarso, kindly allowed me to film during an Open Air Revival Meeting. There was amazing singing and dancing, as well as the religious ceremony. It was a stirring experience, and will gladden your heart.  Enjoy -- and Merry Christmas, wherever you are!   BKS

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New! Facebook business page.

Just opened new business page on Facebook. Please come visit. Check  "Like"  and you will receive updates of my new postings. There is large selection of photographs. You don't need to be a Facebook member to view that page.