Fix your cam­era to a mono­pod to get it into po­si­tions you can’t reach

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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.

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