Photography Tips

Balancing Act! Monopod, Tripod or Beanbag?

One of the things we really debated was whether to purchase a tripod.
Should I bring a monopod?

I found a monopod to be a big help.  Don’t get a hiking monopod for a DSLR like I first did.  I tried a Leki with the camera adapter kit but it felt so flimsy, I knew it would […]

February 19th, 2014|Photography Tips|

Photography Gear

Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR Camera
Awesome, full-featured DSLR for a beginner-intermediate photographer. The starter kit lens (18-140mm) is actually very versatile for everyday use but not as practical on safari where a zoom lens (such as the 55-300mm, also available in a kit) was […]

February 19th, 2014|Photography Tips|

Photo book time! (What we did with 10,000 safari photos) – Review of MyPublisher

Over the 11-day safari (and 2-day gorilla trek), everyone on our trip took at least 2,000 photos.  A couple people took about 2,500 photos.  My husband and I took even more.

The first time we saw a giraffe, in the far off distance, everyone rushed to one side of the jeep and snapped off 10-20 photos. […]

February 19th, 2014|Photography Tips|

15 Tips for Taking Sharp Photos

Having a subject that is sharply in focus is the most important thing I found for getting great photos.  If your color is perfect and your lighting is perfect, it won’t matter if the subject is blurry.  Conversely, if your subject is sharp, you can adjust other settings (using a RAW post-processing program like Adobe […]

February 19th, 2014|Photography Tips|

14 Photography Tips – things we wish we’d known before going on safari

Here are some tips that budding DSLR users may find useful.  This article could also be called “Things I wish I knew about taking pictures with a DSLR before going to Africa”.  (For reference, I used a Nikon D90.)

Sharpness is everything.  See the article dedicated to just this topic.  Probably about 25% of our photos were […]

February 19th, 2014|Photography Tips|