Photographing Your African Safari.

How to Make the Best African Safari Photos.

You have always had a keen interest in photography, and would like to add even more exotic landscapes to your collection. As a result, you have made a list of places that you would like to photograph and Africa is now at the top of the list. You have decided that you would like to go on safari in Africa. So here are some tips on to how to take the best African Safari photos.

Good Tips For African Safari Photography

You have probably seen African safari photos. You know that you will need a special kind of camera to be able to capture those exotic animals up close. It is important to note that the camera you choose will need a particularly strong good quality zoom lens. The animals can be so very easily startled so they will not always be close enough to the vehicle you are in to photograph them otherwise. It is preferable to turn off the flash, before taking your African safari photos and adjust your settings to allow in more natural light. Begin by using a tripod or monopod and consider the time of day. The most striking pictures are usually taken either at sunrise, sunset, or in direct sunlight.

If you are beginning your safari at sunrise, you can begin by taking a picture of the sunrise against a specific kind of backdrop. If you take an African safari photo of just the sunrise, that really could be a sunrise from anywhere. Thus, you need something in the picture (trees, mountains, hills) that definitely lets those who are looking at the picture know that it was taken in Africa.

An example would be, if you are preparing to take an African safari photo of the sunrise and you happen to see a herd of giraffes strolling by, be sure to take a picture. Or, you can ask your safari guides to pose for a picture against the backdrop of the sunrise. One more idea is to take a picture of actual buildings or signs that clearly indicate where you are.

When it comes to taking pictures of animals, your safari guides will most likely be sure to tell you about the necessary safety precautions to take. First of all, stay in the vehicle at all times, even if it is stopped. You might be able to ask the driver if you can take certain pictures at certain points outside of the vehicle. Always ask!

Next, you should make sure that you are properly insured against any hazards. This includes your camera equipment. If you would like more information on the proper ways to take African safari photos, be sure to do some research on photography sites that have to do with that topic on the internet. You are sure to take beautiful pictures of your safari with the proper research, equipment and planning.,




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