Vital Tips To Consider When Going For a Photo safari In Kenyan Parks

Today being World Photography Day, I thought of what a better way to celebrate it other than writing an article in relation to this day but still under the site’s ‘travel’ umbrella, haha. A Photo Safari did just the right magic for both.

Wildlife photographers are in plenty in Kenya. Those who have made a name for themselves as wildlife photographers never did it overnight as you obviously know. Wildlife photography is not one craft you can learn anywhere but in the parks.

Customized photo safaris especially in the Mara cost from $2000 for a five-day trip.

If you seek to hone your wildlife photography craft, then here are vital tips that will help you get started when going for that photo safari in Kenyan Parks.

1. Step Away From Shooting Boring Ordinary Photos.

Most wildlife photographers shoot yawning lions, cute bubs hugging, cubbing playing with their mamas and so on and so forth. You need to capture wildlife from a different perspective while being unique.

2. Ensure You Have The Best Guide

Make use you have that kinda guide who perfectly understands and can effectively communicate animal behaviour. If your guide also understands photography, then that will be a huge bonus on your side.

3. Keep Your Background Simple

By keeping your background simple and non-distracting, you can have good photos whose subjects are not lost in the frame. Your subject will remain the major focal point in the picture.

4. Patience is Key

Patience is a priceless key in wildlife photography and things don’t just unfold as you see on TV a lion stalking a wildebeest and then boom, the hunting games begin. You need to wait for the perfect moment to get that perfect shot. You can wait for more than 5 hours for a perfect moment for a shot.

5. Break All Photography Rules

Throw away all the rules you’ve learnt about photography. Photography rules are best followed when they are broken and some of the best images ever captured were when the photographers broke photography rules.

6. Look For Detail to Capture

Detail to capture in this case can be anything from leopard’s paws, elephant’s tusk or trunk, bird’s feathers, a tail, eyes of a lion or any other animals. Somebody can be attracted to your image by featuring a particular aspect of an animal like the one mentioned above.

7. Lighting Is Key

Get out early and shoot from sunrise to sunset. Capitalize heaving on the golden sunrises and sunsets and shoot with the light behind you, or in front of you but not overhead.