The second instalment in my four-part guide to safari photography. This time, I’m discussing issues you might face travelling with camera gear, a few words on DSLRs, lens choice, support recommendations. Over time, it’s edited and refreshed, so bookmark it!
With over 13 years of professional experience as a Wildlife Photographer and 8 years Leading photo safaris, it’s fair to say that my kit and my techniques are tried and very well-tested. Look to this page as a repository for my experience and the lessons that I’ve learned. Over time, it’s edited and refreshed, so bookmark it!
Freshly updated for 2018. I’m frequently asked for my advice and recommendations for what camera gear to take on African photo safaris. I’ve been travelling there for my own work and leading groups for over a decade and have garnered a great deal of experience, to say the least. Here, you’ll find key nuggets of advice regarding essential kit.
You have a single magic hour, so do not waste every minute considering apertures and sweet spots. Try and have a pre-conceived idea of the images you wish to shoot. Read my mountain gorilla guide and prepare yourself!
I’m frequently asked for my advice and recommendations for what camera gear to take on a polar safari to the Arctic or Antarctica. I’ve been travelling to the polar regions since 2009, including season contracts with SilverSea Expeditions and many photo tours. In fact, while you’re here, why not have a quick look at my latest polar adventure with Tatra Photography – Wrangel Island in the Siberian Arctic! You’ll be in great
In November, India’s National Parks reopen following the annual monsoon closures. For my first ever international photo tour, I chose to visit India and photograph wild tigers. I cannot recommend this enough. There is quite simply nothing on Earth that compares to a wild tiger! PREPARE YOURSELF! Photographing these mesmerising big cats in the wild takes a steady hand. There is no safe, double-lined fence for you to walk up