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Tips on Taking Great Photos of Mt. Kilimanjaro

by Maegan Crandall

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Mt. Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is the experience of a lifetime, and photos of the event are ones you will treasure for the rest of your life. Your Mt. Kilimanjaro pictures can be saved in a scrapbook, published on the Internet and hung in your home as personal, meaningful works of art. Taking great photos of Africa's highest peak can be simple and fun with a quality digital camera and simple photography crash course. Use our tips to take stunning photos of this beautiful landscape.

Outdoor Photography Tips:

  1. Choose the right camera. You will want to consider several when shopping for digital cameras. Digital cameras come in many types, from advanced models to the simple, basic varieties. Amateur photographers should consider choosing basic user-friendly digital cameras that will let them focus on their Mt. Kili trip rather than on complex camera features. Photographers with more experience, on the other hand, will benefit from a digital camera that gives them the functions and features they desire to take breathtaking photos while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

  2. Consider photo composition. One of the most important things to consider when taking amazing photographs is composition. Smart photo composition can turn a mediocre shot into a striking picture worthy of an art gallery. Use composition to draw the eye across the Mt. Kili landscape by positioning the shot with a mountain, boulder or cliff in the corner of the frame. Experiment with unique composition by taking photographs closer or farther away than you normally would. If you wind up with a few photos that seem a little bland, use photo editing software to change the composition and crop scenes in a unique way. You can document your experience of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in style when you remember photo composition.

  3. Photograph memorable moments. How will you want to look back on your trip up Africa's highest peak? You'll likely adore your breathtaking landscape photos, but don't forget to capture memorable moments. Photographs of a difficult afternoon or trail, a moment that made you laugh or cry, or even a favorite piece of equipment will bring memories back long after the experience is over. Keep your camera handy and don't be afraid to take pictures that will be more meaningful to you than anyone else.

  4. Don't forget people. It is easy to get caught up in the landscape of a beautiful nature scene and snap photos of every lovely tree, rock and animal. While these photos will be beautiful memories of everything you saw, don't forget to include photos of all the wonderful people on your journey. Capture photos of fellow hikers in front of summit signs or heading up an especially long and steep trail. Take pictures of friends sitting around a campfire or brushing their teeth. These candid shots will take you back to those special moments and inspire you to stay close to your fellow Mt. Kilimanjaro climbers.

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