STEP BY STEP HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
Fix your camera to a monopod to get it into positions you can’t reach
01 Position the vehicle
Going on safari is one of the best photographic experiences you can have, but shooting from a truck restricts your view. Your guide can manoeuvre the vehicle into the ideal spot to take your photo, but to get a fresh perspective, we also need to go low.
03 connect the Phone
Enable Wi-fi on your DSLR and fire up the Canon Connect app (detailed instructions over the page). Extend the monopod and lower the camera to the ground. As well as showing us what the camera sees, the phone can control focusing and exposure settings.
02 Attach A monopod
Attach your DSLR to a monopod. If using a lens like the Canon 70-200mm you’ll be able to rotate its mounting bracket to face upwards. Otherwise, you’ll need to attach the monopod to the base of the camera and turn it upside-down. Guess at the focal length you’ll need.
04 Focus And shoot
Tap on the subject to focus on them. Manoeuvring and composing with the end of monopod takes a little getting used to, especially if it’s windy, but for the fresh angle it’s worth the effort. Frame up the subject and check the exposure is right before firing the shutter.