Tips On How You Can Get The Best Pictures While On African Safari
Have you imagined why you never had the best pictures after your safari? Do you want to take the most exceptional images while in your next safari in Uganda? When it comes to African safari, Uganda wildlife tour isn’t just viewing wildlife species but it also involves you capturing their pictures for your own memory. And in any safari, this is probably every visitor’s interest in a destination. Imagine returning to your home country without any photos and everyone is waiting to see what you were doing during your safari.
Photography itself is very challenging when it comes to safaris in Africa a fact that most tours and safaris are conducted while you are inside your safari vehicle. Uganda like most safari destinations, visitors aren’t allowed walk while on a game drive. To have the most incredible photos while on vacation in Uganda, the following tips should be put into consideration.
- You need a long lens
Long lenses in your camera are significant and are a few exceptional factors to get out of the usual photo shooting. They determine if you will return with amazing shots or good ones. In most cases, you will be required to stand in a bit far from wild animals for instance when you encounter leopards, lions while taking photos.
To get the breathtaking shots, then a telephoto lens should be a must for you to have and should range from 400 to 600mm. This will however help you come close and you take wild animal as it is. If you aren’t in position to purchase the required lens then better you just hire. For those of you who are going to use lenses ranging from 200 to 400, you will have several shots compared to smaller lenses. You can as well crop your pictures.
- A bean bag camera support should be used
You won’t find any disgusting shots if you tried to hand hold a 500mm lens at the back of tour van and that why you need a better bean bag camera support. This is helpful as it is flexible and you can easily turn from landscape to portrait and they rest at the edge of car or window.
- Be patient
When it comes to wildlife safaris, you must be someone who is very patient if you are to capture the best pictures. Some of these wildlife species may climb the tree for instance the tree climbing lions, leopards and you just leave like otherwise you may not easily another one and the only option is to wait for them to get to clear position and then you shoot your photos. Always be keen on their behaviors as this may guide you to predict their movement and you shoot a picture of them while they are in action.
- Understand your camera better
Before undertaking a safari, make sure that you know more about your camera to avoid any stress while you get what you wanted in the wild. Don’t make a mistake to come and then you start gambling with a camera at the bush as this can also distract other clients as they enjoy their time. And by the time you get to know how to use it, the lion or leopard would have also moved away and you would have missed it.
- Get flexible focus point
Shooting clear pictures using long lenses all lies on how sharp you will be. Probably you would get the best pictures in the world and in case it is out of focus anyone can easily notice. If you are to have the best out something, then focus is very significant. Flexible focus point are found in nearly all mirror less cameras and it permits you to move the focus point through controls on the back of the camera to specific area in the frame.
- You need to use fast shutter speed
It is usually better to begin with a fast shutter speed mostly when you get close to wild animal especially for the first time. Whatever camera you will be using, it can increase your ISO a little however this can be avoided during post processing. Interestingly, current cameras are able to control noise compared to the previous ones. Your shutter speed should be minimal to a fraction of the focal length.
- Also, try to shoot during dusk/dawn
They say practice makes it perfect! Usually this is a rule for several kinds of outdoor photography. Light at times offers a bit of contrast that also adds value to your pictures and it is best for shooting photos of wild animals. You can shoot photos during the morning game drive or in the afternoon or during night game drive. It is always important to position yourself between wildlife and light source and this will get you a better shot. However, your flashlights should be off prior setting off to photograph wild animals as this will scare most of them away.
- Target the eyes
There is nothing as incredible as capturing the eyes of an animal. But this needs you to be very patient and wait for the right time.
In conclusion, we believe that the above listed tips will be of great help to you and at the end of your safari you will have the best pictures that will remain in your memory.