Photography tips

Photography tips, get the best of our trips and brag about our guides. They know all about taking the perfect picture. This picture was taken in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

While on Safari in Kenya, Namibia or South Africa here is an awesome tip about photography. One thing to know is how to position yourself. Your South Africa Photos will be worth bragging about. Why not hire a South Africa Photographer to give you some hints and tips.

Entrepreneur photographers and new photographers think that as high up or on top of the safari vehicle is the best place to take safari photos from, however, the problem with the high position is that unless you are taking photos of Giraffe, it is not at eye level.

The photos turn out better if taken from the safari vehicles center position than that from a high level. Even further, the best thing to do is to reach down over the edge of the safari vehicle. Make sure when choosing your vehicle that it has an option for you to get as low as you comfortably can. That means that it has low sides.

If you have live view, you can look at your LCD screen while your camera is lower than yourself. Further, you can use the back button to focus and take the photos from a much better eye view angle.

Now you have to be careful! This is now putting yourself, the photographer in a dangerous position. Firstly make sure you, yourself are comfortable and able to breathe. Secondly, if there are any predators around like Leopard or Lions around, you really have to be aware of their positions all around the vehicle. Ask your professional safari guide if he feels comfortable with you at the eye level capturing position. Your guide needs to be comfortable with what you are doing.

Low eye level or even looking up at the animal you are trying to capture, is the best the position for a chance at a better photo. This is a great opportunity for great photos. Give yourself the opportunity.
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Gear and Alternatives

Safari Photography gear is very important and just as important is your support. Tripods are such a help while on a Walking South Africa Safari. They do however tend to be irritating in Safari vehicle. They work well for panoramic shots and panning. Safari vehicle options should include a bean bag. Our Kruger National Park photo safari vehicles include a bean bag for you. This will definitely lessen your need to load one into your luggage and bring it with you from home. If not then empty your bean bag before traveling and insert beans or rice just before your Photographic Safari. We also find that a pillow case or even a laundry bag is amazing at protecting cameras from dust particles. Always protect your equipment while on Safari.

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