Are you planning a Kenya Photography Safari? Do you want to go back home with tangible evidence of your time in Kenya when your vacation comes to an end? Then ensure that you bring your camera with you on your Safari to Kenya. Owing to the fact that Kenya is a beautiful nation, taking pictures is imperative. However, there is more to taking pictures than just pressing the capture or shutter button on your camera.
With the magnificent flora and fauna that Kenya prides in, there are different fabulous places that would be great backdrop for safari photography. And with the ease of use of digital cameras and smart phones, everyone can take good photos. However, not everyone knows the secret to professional photography; lighting, location, camera settings and the like.
Therefore, provided below are photography tips for a Kenyan safari. So, read on and find out when to take pictures, where to take the pictures and how to take the best shots.
Know your Camera Settings
Safari photography is a bit different from selfies so it is good to be aware of your camera settings. Know what is the best lighting for your location, adjust your camera to the right color temperature, understand your angles and above all ensure that whatever you capture is on focus; be it landscapes, wildlife or people.
In your own special way, make your photos special. There are so many photographic spots in Kenya so when you find a spot that you love or one that you would want to remember, do not hesitate to pull out your camera and take a shot. One way of being creative when taking safari photographs is to find interesting subjects to photograph, so be aware of the fabulous wildlife, the beautiful scenery and the picturesque landscapes.
Use natural lighting
Any professional photographer out there would agree that nothing is as good as shooting under the sun. natural light is the best lighting to taking pictures so make use of your camera mostly during the day. In fact, you will have clear pictures. Additionally, if you are traveling during the rainy season do not worry because you can also take great pictures even when it rains.
Take pictures of the city at night
Nairobi and other major towns like Mombasa, Malindi and Kisumu come alive at night. With the lights on everything in the city looks great and a few pictures would be great.
Lastly, Know the best spots for a Kenyan Safari Photography
Kenya is undeniably a beautiful country. However, there are some specific spots that take the cake when it comes to the best safari photography locations. Some of the best spots are but not limited to The Maasai Mara, Samburu National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo East & West National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, Hell’s Gate, Lake Bogoria National Park, Karura Forest, Paradise Lost in Nairobi, The Nairobi National Park, the Oloolua Nature Trails, The Aberdares, Ngong Hills, Mt. Longonot, the sandy white beaches and extraordinary resorts in Mombasa…