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Amanda Ritchie

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Amanda joined the Londolozi team early in 2015 & immediately took the Londolozi Studio to an exciting new level. Her unflappable work ethic & perfectionism are exemplary, & under her guidance the Studio has become one of the busiest areas on Londolozi. The ...

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on Get Steady: Three Image Stabilisation Tools for the Wildlife Photographer

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Marinda Drake
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Great tips Amanda. Interesting blog

Amanda Ritchie
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Thanks Marinda. I’m glad you enjoyed the photography tips!

Ian Hall
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There is another option, the little Wimberly – fantastic and the Land Rovers at Londolozi are equipped to take it. The other thing is to remember to set your minimum shutter speed at the length of your lens I.e a 200 mm lens should have a min shutter speed of 1/250 th second.

Amanda Ritchie
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Thanks so much for your tips, Ian. We do also use the Wimberley Arm units on our vehicles, but they are not as popular with guests as the three other tools that I mentioned in my post. I think a post just on Wimberley units is in order sometime to showcase how great they are for bird photography as well. Thanks for the shutter speed tip, that adjustment does also help a lot for image stabilisation.

Jill Grady
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Great tips Amanda, and yours as well Ian. Thanks, I’ll have to try the different options out!

Amanda Ritchie
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Thanks for the comment, Jill. I am glad that you found my tips helpful. Let us know how you go with the various tools when you do try them!

Rich Laburn
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Thanks for the tips Amanda, I can highly recommend getting into the discipline of taking all images from a stable base. The bean bag is my favourite as, despite its weight, it offers the best versatility on a safari vehicle and doesnt require the need for a base plate. Another great device for taking images is the Wimberly Arm. Do you rent these out through the Studio?

Amanda Ritchie
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Hi Rich, Thanks so much for the comment. We most definitely do rent out all of the gear that I spoke about in my post, as well as Wimberley Arm units which are also a great piece of equipment as Ian mentioned. You are most welcome to contact me directly if you have any questions about our rental options – photography@londolozi.co.za. You can also check out all of the available gear on the website http://www.londolozi.com/en/store/rent-photographic-equipment/

Kate Collins
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Thank you Amanda, looking forward to more photography tip instalments.

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