When I prepare to lead a safari group, I pack my safari photography kit with the minimal amount of equipment. With so much time spent on safari, I am able to assemble a refined collection of equipment that provides the coverage range for my most likely subjects.
Adobe has released a new version of Lightroom CC which contains a new adjustment tool: The DeHaze slider. It is found in the FX menu of the Development module (way down toward the bottom of the list). I see how it works on a safari photo
Adding contrast to an image is a great way to boost the impact of the image, especially African images shot in full sun and those where the animal is camouflaged.
Digital photography and its post processing tools offer so many creative possibilities for making a final presentation of our RAW files. Here I demonstrate the same photo presented 3 different ways mostly using Adobe Lightroom / Camera Raw and a little bit of Photoshop.
While on safari I like to keep my equipment streamlined and light. Over many years photographing in South Africa, my Canon 70 – 200mm f2.8 has taken the bulk of my wildlife images.
African wildlife images often fall into three categories: Animal Portraits, Animals with Environment, and Animal Groups. Applying basic principles of compositions such as Rule of Thirds, leading lines, and negative space makes for optimal photographic compositions.