There is possibly no better place in South Africa to have a safari than the Kruger National Park, and for the budding photographer, there is no better place to take incredible wildlife photos. Around every corner, and in every nook and cranny, there is something interesting and beautiful to see. And for the photographer, this means you have a limitless opportunity to capture the most unforgettable images.
But there is a difference between amateur photography and the kind of images that look like they have been taken by an absolute professional. The difference often comes down to the approach that you take to your photography and having a couple of tips close at hand can make all the difference.
Understand your Environment
The Kruger National Park is one of the most diverse places on earth. The park features a variety of landscapes and biomes and each area is home to animals and plants that are unique to the area. This is important for photographers because each environment is going to determine the kind of sightings you will encounter.
If you hope to see something interesting, you need to know more about the area in which the wildlife or plant life is found. Understanding the environment will also be helpful when it comes to planning your angles and the light at the time of day that you will be in the area.
This will also be important when it comes to understanding animal behaviour, as some animals will become quite hard to find when the heat gets to be a bit too much.
Get your Gear Right and Learn the Basics
You don’t need to spend all your money on your photo equipment but you do need a decent camera with a decent lens to capture exceptional images. You can buy a new but more affordable DSLR camera or you can buy a second hand camera, and also get yourself a decent zoom lens.
When you have your gear setup, you need to make sure that you take some time learning how to use the equipment and how to compose your images correctly. Taking the time to learn all of this will be worth it when you are out in the wild because if you are not familiar with photography, you might miss out on capturing that incredible shot.
Travel with the Right Safari Company
Some of the best ways to take photos when in the Kruger National Park is to book a guided Kruger Park safari. Self drive trips don’t give you the freedom to have your hands on your camera and on the wheel. With a guided Kruger Park Safari, you will have more opportunity to take amazing images without having to worry about keeping your eye on the road.
At Elephant Herd, we have some of the best Kruger Park safari packages, the kind that are perfect for the photographer looking for that epic shot. Browse our website and book your tour of the Kruger today.