how to shoot in night safari?


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have been looking at the postcards and brochures of night safari and wonder how those pros go their shoot nice and clean without any noise in it. As it is way too dark to shoot using just a DSLR and a tripod with slow shutter, the animals are just going to be blur as they are active in the night. Any advice to share?
 

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have been looking at the postcards and brochures of night safari and wonder how those pros go their shoot nice and clean without any noise in it. As it is way too dark to shoot using just a DSLR and a tripod with slow shutter, the animals are just going to be blur as they are active in the night. Any advice to share?
More of a trial and error....

if they have clean, low iso shots, it's highly possible they used fill-flash.

Here are my takes... on D200, ISO 1600, f1.8 1/20







;)
 

Daedalus Trent

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They use powerful flashguns don't they? :think:

Just looked at a few 'official' Night Safari photos. The animals don't seem to be lit by just 'ambient lighting' :confused:
 

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But if they need to make posters and adverts... u think they got a D3 to use then meh??
haha why not? they hire photographer to shoot for them lo...

I was refering to general photography in the Night Safari, where flash is not allowed. For shooting of their ads/posters, i have no idea...
 

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haha why not? they hire photographer to shoot for them lo...

I was refering to general photography in the Night Safari, where flash is not allowed. For shooting of their ads/posters, i have no idea...
I know... I shoot high ISO too... but as TS was asking... how did THEY get such nice pics. :bsmilie:
 

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I know... I shoot high ISO too... but as TS was asking... how did THEY get such nice pics. :bsmilie:
oh... sumimasen! didn't read carefully. i saw thread title how to shoot in night safari only haha
 

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always hear folks say that a trip to the night safari is a "spot me if u can" game!!! so lah u got to overcome d first obstacles find the creature to shoot, focus fast enough b4 he runs away than the click part is possible!:bsmilie:
 

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have been looking at the postcards and brochures of night safari and wonder how those pros go their shoot nice and clean without any noise in it. As it is way too dark to shoot using just a DSLR and a tripod with slow shutter, the animals are just going to be blur as they are active in the night. Any advice to share?
Buy a D3 or D700 and shoot at ISO 25600.
 

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the ones on the night safari's web frontpage right now, should be shot using additional light equipment, the shadows and eyes seem to indicate evidence of this.
 

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they have lighting set ups, camera on tripod with and a few NS helpers with food to get attention of the animals. was privileged enough to be able to visit before operation hours ;).
 

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