A good scene has to be captured. You don’t get to frequently tour and see the wild animals and if you do, i am sure everyday spent with the wild animals is unique. Moments in the wild are amazing and i will be giving you tips on how best capture them.
First and foremost you should make your timing right. I would prefer morning sunrise and evening sunset. Imagine a good landscape image that captures a cheetah on an acacia tree! At this our the sun is usually brightening and it will give you that nice olden effect.
Get a roll-top truck. This will give you enough space to take a snap while still in the car as you move around in the wild.
I will advice you use a digital camera. This is because it will enable you to instantly view your image and from there, you can know weather to shift your angle, adjust your camera’s sharpness etc. In order to get the perfect photo you want.
Carry extra batteries and enough memory cards. I am sure you don’t wanna miss a good scene just because you are out of charge. Some campsites use generators and that might not be enough to charge your camera or there might be usage restrictions. Memory cards will give you extra space to store your images. Every image is unique so don’t be forced to delete some so as to capture more pictures.
Make your focus dynamic. Yes you do want to capture the animals but the surrounding does matter as well. Make your images look as natural as they can possibly be. You can capture the images in different angles using different effects as long as you keep it natural and appealing.
You will not be the only one taking a photo. You should therefore be able to position yourself well enough to capture a good image without any obstructions in such a scenario.
Don’t be caught up in the moment. Remember these are wild animals and they can strike anytime. As you do your close ups and your animal model is so cooperative, don’t be tempted to get comfortable. Don’t trade your safety for a breath-taking snap.
Focus on the eye. They eyes are the windows to the soul. This applies to animals as well. Taking an image that focuses on the eyes makes you feel connected to that creature every time you will look at that photo.
Don’t limit your shoots to daytime. Action goes down at night for nocturnal animals. Have your camera on standby to capture what goes down under the stars when the sun is absent.
With this tips i assure you that your images will be up to standard and will have enjoyed your safari as well a captured good memories. Africa is the home of mother nature and it is unique. African images can not be confused for any other place in the world.