In preparation for my April 2013 Tanzania photo safari (sign up info on 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 previous posts in this series.
Today is that last day in the series. Thank you all for following along.
Today's tip: Be prepared with the right photo gear.
Here's my list of recommended photo gear, and why I recommend it. You can read more about my gear, and get great prices on gear, 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.
I hope to see you on my Tanzania workshop or on another one of my workshops.
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.
Explore the light
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