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Rich Laburn

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Rich is the driving force behind Londolozi’s online storytelling and the founder of the Londolozi blog. His passions of digital media, film and photography have seen him build Londolozi's online ecosystem into a unique platform for advocacy of the restoration and rewilding of ...

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Go wide or crop tight. Show the animal in it’s surrounding (if you can get down to ground level you’ll add impact) or go for the head shot and try and get a memorable expression.


I have a question I think you might be helpful with, being that you have already had the experience of photographing wildlife. I am scheduled for a trip to Londolozi and would like to know what zoom lenses you feel were most beneficial.
Vito Pucci

Hi Vito,

I suggest bringing a 100 – 400mm Canon Lens as this is probably the most versatile lens to use on safari.

Many people will also use a standard 70 – 300mm telephoto lens and if they have a large budget will also bring a fixed 500mm lens.

If you are into landscapes then bring something a little wider like a 16 – 35mm lens which you can use as well. If possible bring a camera for each lens so that you dont have to keep changing the lenses off the same body.

Does that answer your question or would you like some more information?


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