Things I Wish I Had Known Before Going On Safari, Part 1


posted on 17th of october, 2008



Before I went on safari to Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, I scoured the web and photo guide books for tips on how to prepare. I found quite a bit of good advice, but, once I got to my destination, I realized there were many things that I wish I had known.

In the hopes that these ideas will be useful to others who might be in a similar situation, I'll post some of those 'things I wish I knew.'

Here's the first: You don't have much control over your position or angle when you are out on game drive in an open jeep. Most of the time, you must stay in the safari vehicle for safety reasons. You are NEVER allowed to stand up, or even move around too much. This means that you don't have much say in your position relative to your photo subject. For people who are used to being able to walk around, consider a subject from many angles, and generally compose a photo, this is quite frustrating. My biggest tip here: Sit in the back of the vehicle when you can. This lets you shoot side to side, from the rear, and, if you have less tall people in front of you, straight ahead.

Comments (1)

Posted by Maigi on October 17, 2008
Good tip! Waiting for more... :) Your impala herd is lovely.



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