To get the maximum out of your photographic workshop and safari, it is recommended that you at least bring a camera! If you only have a point & shoot camera you will still benefit from our workshops however, if you have a film or digital SLR the photographic opportunities will be endless.
There are no specific requirements for the type of equipment or the amount of lenses to bring. It all depends on the type of photography that you are practising or interested in. You can bring whatever you already have and there is no need to buy additional equipment before your safari, even though you might be limited with certain techniques taught.
Below we have compiled a recommended list of equipment that could come in handy while on safari.
- A film or digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex camera with interchangeable lenses)
- A wide angle lens (anything ranging between a 17mm to a 28mm lens will be great)
- A macro lens or extension tubes (if you are interested in close-up or macro photography)
- A zoom lens (any other lens that you enjoy shooting with)
- A tripod (a must for any serious photographer)
- A cable release (for the more advanced photographers)
- A light meter (if you are very serious about photography, specifically landscapes)
- A bean-bag (not essential but useful for low angle shots or shooting wildlife from a vehicle)
- Memory cards (it is best to have a few smaller cards of 8GB or 16GB then just one really big card of 64GB)
- Batteries (rechargeable batteries can be charged from the vehicles but a second set is still recommended)
- A cleaning kit such as compressed air, a lens-pen and blower brush (it is essential to keep your gear clean)
- A laptop and small external drives to download and back-up your images (you wouldn’t want to run out of memory!)
Certain equipment items can be hired for the duration of your safari. Please contact us for more details. Be sure to post your equipment related questions on the forum before expanding your photographic gear. After all, you don’t need the most expensive equipment. You just need to know how to use it properly!