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It’s little wonder that many safari travellers arrive for their African safari loaded with camera equipment. Capturing fantastic photos is an understandably huge priority for most safari-goers, and powerful DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and their various accoutrements can produce stellar imagery—at least for those wanting to use them.
An increasing number of Micato travellers, however, have been deciding to document their safaris using only their smartphones —and there are plenty of good reasons.
If you’re thinking about photographing your Micato safari with a smartphone, the following tips may help you decide. (Of course, you can also contact our advisors with specific questions about safari photography).
1. Consider Your Journey.
Depending on the style of luxury safari you’re planning, you may find a smartphone camera best suits your needs.
2. Consider (or Upgrade) Your Phone.
Phone manufacturers are constantly improving the photo and video capabilities of their devices—to the extent that some newer-model Android and iPhones now deliver images whose quality rivals that of entry-level DSLRs.
Many of Micato’s excellent Safari Directors are also gifted photographers and are happy to trade photography tips along the way. Their keen eye for photography and intimate knowledge of the animals and landscapes also means they’ll help you find the best angle and lighting to set you up for some great shots.
3. Consider Extras.
If you’d like to expand the capabilities of an older model smartphone or boost your late model even further, think about purchasing
You’ll also likely find that your camera-phone images get a big boost when enhanced in post-production with a photo-editing app, like Snapseed and Adobe Lightroom. These apps (available for both Android and iPhones) let you crop, zoom, and adjust the exposure, contrast, highlights, colour saturation and other qualities of your photos right on your phone screen. The final product? Safari photos that are as vivid and beautiful as if they’d been taken with much more elaborate equipment.
To learn more about Africa’s spectacularly photographable landscapes and residents, speak with one of our Micato safari experts and start planning your luxury African safari today!