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The Photography Gear You Need to Make Great Wildlife Shots

If you have ever envisioned yourself in the future as a wildlife photographer, following your passion for exploring the African savannas, Brazilian rainforests or our Australian outback and all the wildlife in these places, then what’s there to stop you? Everything, if you’re not equipped with the right tools.

Regarding the functional aspect of your new thrill, I will give you the much needed incentive to start following your dreams by sharing with you the same advice on photography gear I gave to my friend a few years ago when she was starting out as a wildlife photographer. With my help, she managed to find the best photography supplies in Melbourne to kick-start her career. Before you head out, you too will need to supply yourself with only the best gear possible to make the most out of your exhilarating adventure.


Fast High Quality Camera

Your most faithful companion that will help you capture everything that takes your breath away on your journey. If doubting whether to go with a mirrorless or a DSLR camera, I would suggest getting a mirrorless one as you are just starting out and testing the waters. You can upgrade your equipment with other more sophisticated cameras and accessories in time as you gain more experience and you’ve started figuring things out.

Long Lens

Coming in prices that range from very cheap to ridiculously expensive, a long camera lens will add the much needed quality to your photos and help you reach your subject from afar with its big zoom range. Focus on aperture and focal length as the crucial attributes when choosing.


The holy trinity in photography – the camera, the lens and the tripod. Many people underestimate the power of the tripod, however it is a crucial part for the making of every outstanding photo. They come in various sizes but they all serve one purpose – to add stability for the sake of ensuring a sharp image.


Before headed on a wildlife shooting adventure, take the time to think about one important factor that plays a huge role in the way your photos will turn out – the light. Many photographers live in the illusion that when shooting animals, the light “is what it is”. They are badly mistaken and are missing out on capturing a lot life-like, high quality photos. Plan accordingly and use the sun in your favour, or better yet, get a flashlight to enhance your wildlife photography. There will also be situations when you will need more direct light to help you capture the scenery, depending on the angle you wish to take the shot from.

In order not to get overwhelmed by the vast choice of photography supplies in Melbourne, take my advice and purchase the above mentioned much needed basic gear to make the most out of your journey and create memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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