Why should I use Photographers On Safari ?
It is their attention to detail that makes Photographers on Safari stand out from the competition. Many years experience of wildlife photography has taught John Wright that it is the minor detail that is either included in, or excluded from a picture that makes all the difference. This ethic is carried into all photo workshops. Every effort is made to ensure that each subject is in the best possible position to produce an outstanding photograph.
Are your Workshops suitable for Beginners?
Our workshops are specifically designed for people of all levels of skill and experience. The vast majority of workshops include one professional photographer and at least two novices. The rest of our customers are at various stages in between. Group tuition is therefore kept to a minimum, allowing more time for photography. One to one tuition and advice is then practised throughout the day. This enables each person to independently receive the exact tuition and information they require.
Do I need an Expensive Camera ?
Professional photographers always seem to have expensive equipment. This is generally to enable them to take better pictures in poor conditions, and also to help capture fast moving subjects. You will mainly be very close to fairly static subjects, and stunning pictures can be taken using virtually any camera. A less expensive camera will often struggle with birds in flight.
What about Barriers and Fences ?
Our workshops include access to animals and birds that is not available to the general public. You will be allowed inside the outer fence or barriers to the more dangerous animals. You will photograph your subjects, either through specialist photography cut-outs, or using techniques where the camera does not see the wire. You will be actually inside enclosures in with less dangerous species such as foxes, pine marten and otters.
How Close to our Subjects do we get ?
You will, at some stage, be almost within touching distance of most subjects we photograph. You will not require long lenses, except where you are looking for tight head-shots. The birds of prey are brought out to wherever we are, and foxes will probably actually walk over your legs. See picture on immediate right.
Do you run Large Groups of Photographers?
Definitely not, is the answer. Over the years I have attended various photo events, often having to photograph round or over a colleagues shoulder or having to try to poke my camera through half of a very small window. Photographers on Safari strictly limit numbers to all events to prevent this problem.
What happens if it Rains ?
Unfortunately combating the weather is part and parcel of wildlife photography. We will always endeavour to alter schedules to achieve the best possible results, but “the show must go on”.
What quality of photos am I likely to take?
See the participants photo galleries for a sample of clients’ pics.