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Photography in the Galapagos Islands

Photography in the Galapagos Islands

Capturing your Galapagos experience in stunning pictures is a great way to remember your Galapagos journey and share it with friends and family back home. But if you’re a rookie photographer who’s never really had much experience, you’ll want to practice before you leave so that you’re ready when your Galapagos adventure begins!

What kind of pictures will I be taking?

While in the Galapagos Islands, there are so many things to snap that you’re only limited by your memory card capacity!

  • Landscapes (make sure to have the wide angle lenses for this)
  • Animals (close up or zoom lenses are ideal)
  • Action shots (GoPro cameras are great for snorkeling and biking adventures)

Myth: You need an expensive camera with a bunch of equipment to capture great pictures in the Galapagos Islands.

Truth: If you know how to use the lenses, filters, and camera settings, then a quality camera with good equipment can make a huge difference in your photo quality; however, a good photographer can make a picture look good on any camera with the right technique. Ideally, take a DSLR camera when you visit the Galapagos, but if you only have a point-and-shoot, or a modern smartphone, you’ll still get some amazing pictures, because photography is about the subject, not the camera.

If you’re ready to commit to taking your photography skills from amateur to pro, here’s a list of the equipment you should consider…