If you love to travel and love photography, a wildlife photography vacation may be something that interests you. This type of vacation consists of a guided tour with a group traveling to various parts of the world where wildlife is present. Destinations may include the savannas in Africa or rain forests in Southern America. While the destination and the cost of the vacation will weigh heavily on your decision as to what company you book with, they are not the only factors you should consider. Here are a few of the questions you should ask a tour company when deciding whether to book with them.
How Many People Does the Group Include?
One of the questions to ask when booking a wildlife photography vacation is how many people the group includes. The more people on the tour, the harder it may be to photograph certain locations. This is especially true if you are using wide angled lenses or trying to get unique angles. However, at the same time, the smaller the group, the more expensive the tour tends to be. As such, you will want to find the smallest tour group you can afford to help maximize the shots you are able to get without other people getting in the way.
Is There Any Instruction Involved?
Another question to ask as you go about booking a wildlife photography vacation is whether there is any instruction involved. No matter what level of photographer you are, there is always things you can learn, especially if the guide is a skilled photographer who has experience shooting the locations you are on. They may be able to help guide you toward taking the pictures that will amaze your friends and family. However, not every photography vacation company uses a skilled photographer as a guide. Some simply use a normal vacation guide and leave the photography up to you.
How is the Tour Geared Toward Photographers?
The last question to ask before booking a wildlife photography vacation is how is the tour geared toward photographers. Photography vacations have become trendy, and as such, some guided vacation companies are jumping on the band wagon. However, these companies simply follow their normal vacation tours and do nothing to gear the tour towards photographers. You want a company who takes light, the position of the sun and the weather into account when selecting locations to ensure the pictures you take are taken at the optimal time based on the setting.
Knowing what questions to ask can help you book a wildlife photography vacation that helps you capture amazing photographs of wildlife to add to your portfolio or to cherish for years to come.Share
12 August 2017
My name is Clara Banksman and this is a blog that I've written about hotels and lodging. In this blog you'll learn about the different kinds of lodging accommodations that are available and the benefits of each one. In addition to hotels, you'll read about staying in a motel, a hostel and a bed and breakfast. You can also learn about spending time at a vacation rental, a resort and a lodge. I do a lot of traveling and while I'm away from home, I like the experience of staying in different kinds of accommodations. Spending the night at various places also makes the trip more exciting for me. I hope that after you read my blog it will inspire you to book a stay at a place that you've never been before.