We use cookies to make this site as useful as possible. They are small text files we put in your browser to track usage of our site but they don't tell us who you are. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies.LEARN MORE
/userfiles/images/headerImages/Kwazu_natal.jpg

Trophy Photography

For many a simple photograph of them in Country with the species of their choice and their rifle is all that is required, but in the same way that taxidermy cannot be changed once complete, once the moment has passed there is no way of recreating the moment should your initial picture not be of an appropriate quality.

Here are a few tips for those looking to take Trophy Photographs

Digital cameras are now cheap and widely available but make sure yours runs on power which is easily replaceable, such as AA Batteries, especially since there will not be the means to recharge it should your battery run flat!

Digital photography is pretty easy with most cameras allowing you the option to look back at what you have taken before the moment has passed. In addition, it isn’t like a 35mm camera with a finite number of pictures since most cameras will take many hundreds of images on one memory card – if in doubt, take another memory card too!

Before taking the picture, pay attention to the foreground and background of the image, removing any tufts of grass from in front of the scene to be captured. Pools of blood and wound entry / exit holes should also be hidden where possible and try to avoid taking pictures directly into sunlight as this will over-expose your images.

Take a good look around at the background before taking pictures too, and don’t worry about taking too many or using lots of different angles – this is your holiday, your adventure and your hunt, so take the time to get it right as there will be no second chance once the moment has gone!

Trophy pictures do not tell the whole story of course and it may be that you want to have some taken with you alone with your animal, maybe a couple of your rifle and the beast and perhaps some of you with the other members of your party, skinners, trackers, guides and other guests? Either way, take the time to take sufficient pictures for your purposes and check what you have taken before re-commencing the hunt.

Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo
Trophy Photo