Yesterday, I posted my first re-cap of my recent South African safari. Don’t worry, more will follow this evening when I get home.
I tagged the post under photography, as I am including many photos in each post. As such, I have had many photographers stop by my blog. So far, none have commented on my lack of technique, training, or eye for something exceptional.
I just want to apologise to all professional and very good amateur photographers out there. I don’t claim to be a photographer. I love taking photos. I have an above-average DSLR camera (Canon 60D), and I do shoot photos in the Creative Modes (usually the shutter speed setting with animals). But that is about the extent of my knowledge. I know about noise, white balance, ISO ratings, etc., but I wouldn’t call me an expert on any of those things.
I would like to add that this safari was not a photographic safari. In other words, it was not tailored to photographers. On a proper photographic safari, your jeep and other transport are set up with stands for your cameras, proper equipment for night shoots, and the other members travelling with you are just as prepared to sit in one spot for hours waiting for that classic photo. Alas, this was just your standard, run of the mill but excellent safari. I just happened to take my camera and snap off hundreds of photos.
So, if any photographers out there are seething with me for tagging my post under “photography”, I really do apologise. I suppose I could tag them “slightly better than point and click images”! And if any of you want to chime in and offer advice or creative criticism, I would be delighted to hear it. And because I can, I shall end this with a photo!
An oldie, but a goodie!