Traveling for photography and opting for a self drive car rental in Uganda is definitely a rewarding adventure option and trust me is absolutely an inspirational journey. Ordinary physical features you see frequently in your locale such as hills and lakes tend to look picturesque and memorable in places you are traveling on a self drive car rental safari or Pre arranged Self drive safaris, which is why you are advised to carry a camera as you opt for a self drive car rental travel. Self driving through Uganda’s graceful landscapes coupled with the spirited wildlife makes it an ideal nature photography hot spot. Uganda, also known as the pearl of Africa boasts of a varied topography that ranges from frozen snow capped mountain peaks to thick rain forests teeming with over 500 bird species, mountain gorillas and other wildlife. Self drive car rental safaris and travel photography is an exhilarating craft because it captures moments of your self drive car rental safari travel that you will always refer to when recalling the beauty of your travels. Nonetheless, travel photography should be undertaken with care and passion so as to avoid production of plain flat and emotionless photographs. It is in this spirit of encouraging emotion provocative photography that we share with you some tips on how to improve your travel photography during a self drive car rental safari in Uganda.
Carry The Right Equipment.
Photography as an art evolved from painting, which could be done with rudimentary tools like ochre, feathers and fur. The essence of this primitive art was to express, capture and captivate human emotion thus these are the conditions photography has to satisfy. Those attempting self drive car rental safari & travel photography in Uganda tourist destinations for the first time are often misled to think they need professional high end cameras, lenses and flashes-which are expensive and bulky by the way-to capture really nice travel photos. Truthfully, due to technological advancements ordinary digital cameras or good smartphone cameras are capable of taking beautiful nature shots long as the picture is taken with care, consideration and knowledge. So save that money you’d have used to buy an expensive gadget you’re clueless about and spend it on self drive car rental safari travels.
Take your camera with you everywhere.
The reason most people opt for self drive car rental travel is to see and experience places they have never been to at their own pace. But one should not be afraid to explore beyond their campsites or scheduled destinations since those are also new places. You can go for a short unguided nature walk or roam the streets of a town and see if there is something of interest that will capture your eye or remind you of the locations uniqueness. What better way is there to immortalise such a memory of place and time than a photo? Therefore, its advisable to always carry a camera on you because there is a possibility that your next travel memory is around the corner from your hotel or camp.
Opt for Car rental & Driver Guide
We do Agree that self drive is magical and also gives you the ample time to take photos at your own pace, however there is magic and a rewarding self drive guided safari when you opt to have a driver take you every destination you like and yes, they will direct you to the right places for capturing great memories. Driving at your own pace is great but can also be done with a driver as he negotiates all corners as you sit back and lookout for those photo opportunities.
Rule of thirds.
One of the fundamental rules of photography is the rule of thirds which helps create a balanced or asymmetrical composition. For any photograph to be considered beautiful, it has to create a composition usually legible by the viewer. The rule of thirds involves using the grid lines on your camera to balance out the elements being captured. Digital cameras come with these three by three grids which divide the screen into nine squares. To create a beautiful composition, you can decide whether to balance all the elements in all the thirds or to make one third visually stronger to draw the viewers attention to a detail or element. For example when taking a landscape photo, its advisable to place the horizon on the lowest third such that the contrast between the sky as a backdrop and landscape in the foreground is emphasized.
One of the most important considerations for taking photos is the lighting; saturated or diffused; natural or artificial, soft or hard. Lighting is one of the things that can be decide a photos quality. Travel photography usually entails capturing nature and animal subjects which is why the early hours of the day or late evening hours are recommended. Most animals love resting during the hot noon hours so the pictures taken during this period are blunt and boring, not to mention the hard light reflecting off every surface which makes the photos worse. The golden hours (one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset) have been found to be the best hours for nature photography because of the soft golden bluish hue created.
Learn about your destination.
To produce more informed and intelligent photos, you have to learn more or research about your travel destinations. For instance, you can take time to know what areas or places are photo worthy or you can look up on photo blogs for types of pictures taken in that place. If you’re visiting a popular tourist destination, you might as well go earlier than other tourists and get to experience and click away at the camera shutter before other people come in to interfere. Alternatively, you can inquire as to whether private tours are given such that you can take your time and take photos as you please without having to worry about other tourists.