Today is the last day of a series here on my blog: Six Days of Africa Photo Safari Tips.
I ran this series in preparation for my 2015 Botswana digital photography workshop.
Shoot me an email for info about this awesome Botswana photography adventure.
Check out my Beauty of Botswana gallery to see my favorite photographs from my two previous trips to this wildlife wonderland.
Also check out my on-line class: Capturing the Wild: Safari Photography. You can use my tips for making great pictures on a photo safari and at a wildlife park.
Today's tip: Be prepared with the right photo gear. All my gear recos are listed on My Gear Page.
Two camera bodies - so you can always have a telephoto lens and a wide-angle zoom lens at the ready. Currently, I am using Canon 5D Mark III cameras.
• 100-400mm zoom - for distant wildlife
• 70-200mm f/4 zoom - for closer wildlife
• 400mm DO lens with 1.4x tele-converter - for even more distant wildlife
• 17-40mm lens - for landscapes
• 24-105mm IS lens - for landscapes and environmental portraits
• 15mm fish eye – for behind-the-scenes shots
• Tiffen polarizing filter - to darken a blue sky and to reduce reflections on water
• Two battery chargers - for fast battery charging between game drives
• Storm Jacket - to protect your camera from rain and dust
• Blower - to keep your sensor clean
• Head-mounted flashlight - for hands-free shooting on night drives
• Plenty of memory cards
All this gear does something very important for you on your photo safari: it helps you tell the whole story of your experience - as opposed to only taking lots of close-ups photographs of the animals.
Explore the light
This post sponsored by Adorama - great gear at great prices.