In preparation for my April Tanzania photo safari (see my Workshops page) I'm running a new series here on my blog: Six Days of Africa Photo Safari Tips. Scroll down to read my first post in this series.
Today's tip: Go wide.
First-time Africa photo safari photographers often focus on getting super close-ups of the animals with super-telephoto lenses, and subsequently don't take wide-angle shots.
Taking wide-angle shots on your photo safari is important. These shots give a "sense of place" to your photographs - and for sure add interest to your slide shows. After all, you can take close-ups of lions and giraffes in a wildlife park or zoo. Right?
Of course, you can also take "sense a place" photographs with a telephoto lens - as long as you include the surrounding area in the frame. Just shoot wide, and don't fill the frame with the subject.
You can read about these lenses on My Gear page.
Getting back to telling the story, pictures of wild animals and beautiful landscapes are not the only pictures that tell the story of your photo safari. Behind-the-scenes shots do that, too.
Behind-the-scenes pictures also bring back memories of your long safari drives and time with your guide - and how close the animals actually come your safari vehicle.
I hope to see you on a photo safari or on any of my workshops. I'm there to help you make great pictures and process your images.
If you like the composition of the photographs in this post, and if you want to learn how to make the best possible exposure, check out my Kelby Training Classes on my On-Line Classes page.
This post sponsored by Borrow lenses - which rents all the lenses you'll need on a photo safari. Back-up cameras, too.