My mom has always been interested in photography and so are most of her friends. Often the escape the city for a few days and head to the bush to practice and hone their skills at RockFig.

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My mom just came back from one of her trips and her photographs were too beautiful not to share. I’ve never been to Rockfig but my mom says it’s lovely and judging by the photos the wildlife population there is incredible. To check out their facilities click here.

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I don’t often shoot wildlife but here are a few tips I’ve learnt along the way.

1. Know your subject. The longer you shoot a certain type of animal the more you will become accustomed to the way they move and respond to their environment. This makes it easier to snap pictures.

2. Enough is never enough. Take loads of photos, you never know if the animal is blinking or the angle of the shot is off.

3. Be patient. You can’t tell the animal to pose, so wait and keep waiting, in the end it will all be worth it.Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset

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