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Wildlife Photography Holidays

Travel photography is a passion at Exodus, and on most of our adventure holidays there are fantastic opportunities to get behind the lens of your camera and take those iconic holiday shots. We have award-winning photographers in the office who can give advice before your trip, and run a number of dedicated photography holidays.

Most people want a photographic record of their travels to help keep their holiday memories alive. But for some people this need goes deeper, and on our specialist travel photography holidays you’ll travel with an award-winning photographer to offer help and advice.

These special departures take place throughout the year, and there are dedicated photography trips to Spitsbergen, Tanzania and the Galapagos. Unpredictable wildlife and vast expanses of wilderness can make photographing the world’s Poles and plains a tricky affair, but with eagle eyes and expert advice on hand, you won’t be disappointed.

Most of our photography itineraries are fixed departure small group tours, but many of them can be arranged as a Tailormade Adventure, so if you want to organise a trip for friends, family or your local photography club, you can. See our Tailormade Adventures page for more information. However you choose to travel, with Exodus you’ll be up early, enjoying the best light of the day as the sun rises. And they’ll always be an expert on hand too.

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Wildlife Photography Holidays

Picture Perfect

Here are a few tips:

Do you know your camera?
Make sure you know how to use your camera well before your holiday. If you are buying it especially for the trip, take it out beforehand and practice until you know how to use it without looking at the manual. You will then enjoy and capture those split-second wildlife moments.

Keep a respectful distance
It will be tempting to get close to penguins and seals for that framefilling shot but this can be stressful for the animals (and also breaks IAATO guidelines) so don’t do it! Bring a camera which has a decent zoom or telephoto on it so that you can keep your distance.
Your subject is more likely to behave in a calm, natural way giving you a photo to be proud of.

How’s your camera memory?
Good quality images need space and you will end up taking many more pictures than you thought you would. Make sure you take plenty of memory cards. Most people also take portable hard-drives or laptops to give them extra storage capacity.

Invest in a tripod or monopod
Tripods can be cumbersome to lug around, but on polar expeditions you won’t be walking around for too long and will often be taking pictures from the comfort of the ship. They are a great way of preventing blurry shots from camera shake, especially when taking pictures in strong winds or in close up. Tripods are also very useful for keeping images sharp when your camera is on maximum zoom; Polar bears don’t always walk up to the ship!

Expert help
The best way of improving your photographs is to get some training. Book yourself on to a photography course (even 1 or 2 day courses can help) or join one of our photographic charters to get expert tuition while ‘in the field’.

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