Travel and photography are like peanut butter and jelly. One compliments the other so perfectly that when they’re combined together, you get both an amazing experience and stunning photographs to remind you of those moments. This is why it’s no surprise that wildlife and photo expeditions are fast becoming a hit to many travel and photography enthusiasts.
Going on one of these wildlife and photo expeditions is, without a doubt, a journey like no other. And with these tips, you can really enjoy every moment of your trip without missing a view or a chance to get great photos:
Take your Gear down to the Basics
You’re probably thinking that you need every lens and accessory you have, but you don’t. Taking good photos all boils down to knowing what you want to shoot, consider the elements where you’re shooting and packing around those premises. Bring your most versatile lens and add just one or two for backup, a few memory cards and batteries, and your trusty tripod.
Focus on the Quality of your Experience
Wildlife and photo expeditions are a great opportunity to really go out there and shoot because you have enough time on your hands. So, don’t rush things and pack a massive itinerary with the timeframe you have.
This is when booking a tour really counts because you will have a pre-planned itinerary that will take you to the best locations to take photographs. You’ll be given several hours to just explore that place, take in the scenery and position yourself to take photos. Focus on the quality of that experience and you’ll get the best results, for sure.
Travel with a Group
There are benefits to going on a solo trip, but not exactly in the case of taking photographs. Going on wildlife and photo expeditions with a group of likeminded individuals is an experience like no other. You don’t only get to shoot in the best locations around the world, but you also get to share ideas with people who are as passionate as you are when it comes to photography. You can even be each other’s assistant while taking turns to shoot, which is such a fun experience.
Embrace the Good and Bad of your Trip
Here’s the thing; no matter how carefully planned your trip is, things could go wrong at some point. That’s when the real adventure starts and you have to be ready to embrace the experience.
A sudden change in the weather is one of the biggest challenges that you’ll come across during your expedition. It could delay your shoot or cripple it altogether, and that’s okay. By accepting any changes in your itinerary, it will be easier for you to adjust and still go on an amazing trip.
You can never go wrong with combining your love for photography and travel. It is one of the greatest experiences you could ever invest in, so make it count by following these tips.
Wild Focus Expeditions is based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico but we’re happy to go on expeditions with those of you all over the world. Here are some of our more famous expedition destinations: Greenland, Indonesia, Japan, Svalbard, Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Pantanal, India, Kenya, Uganda, and the Galapagos