|Cat, found at:http://goo.gl/qBniS|
|Elephant, found at:http://goo.gl/qBniS|
Do: Bring backup lenses and plenty of extra material. No one wants to be in the midst of a shoot and have something break. It’s always good to have an extra set of everything you need available.
Do: Be aware of the weather! You should always be prepared for even the nastiest kinds of weather. Bring things such as a poncho, shorts, tank top, pants, and a hefty jacket. A hat wouldn’t be a terrible idea. Hats can block out the sun and make things easier to see up close. Be prepared for the kinds of shots you’ll get in late afternoon or early morning. You may need tents or certain types of shading to capture just the right shots.
Don’t: Be afraid to research the place you’ll be shooting at. You need to be aware of your surroundings. Make sure you’re prepared with bug spray. You never know what kind of creatures you’ll be around!
Don’t: Do not EVER get too close to wild animals. There have been several times where animals attacked without the slightest warning. Be sure to research the animal and its signs of fear. Also, research how to approach the animal to make sure you don’t provoke it. There are always stories about photographers getting mauled by bears, lions, etc.
As long as you follow these tips, you should come out with some pretty safe results and some amazing pictures. Remember, always be prepared!