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Top Wildlife Photography Spots in South Africa. Shem Compion

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:36 am

I bought this book at the Getaway show and I am certainly not unhappy about it.

The illustrations in the book are just superb and for a novice like myself, there are some very practical tips.

This is a book that I would highly recommend to overseas visitors planning a trip. I have noted that many people come onto the forum seeking advice on best areas for photograpy. This is a handy book for seeking out the best on offer.
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Re: Top Wildlife Photography Spots in South Africa. Shem Com

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:59 pm

I fully agree, Meandering Mouse. I got myself a copy a few months ago and what is unique about this book is the Shem's photography rating out of 10 on a subject i.e. landscape, birds, mammals, predators, big5 and overall experience. For each of these subjects a rating is applied pertaining to criteria such as abundance, viewing and photography potenial.
:thumbs_up: Furthermore, it highlights the photo skill level required together with the equipment you may need and then also any other info regarding accessibility, cost value and popularity. Besides the background detail on a spot it provides a view from a photographers eye if you want to visit a spot. I am enjoying the book and when plan to visit a an area, first consult this guide.
There are some spots not covered by this book, but the most popular ones are. This is not a book that looks at all the different spots in Kruger as Kruger is sumarised as one 'spot'.

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Re: Top Wildlife Photography Spots in South Africa. Shem Com

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:08 pm

I think I've paged through this book once or twice at book shops. I liked it but not enough to buy it (yet)
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