Photo Adventure Transcript

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Welcome back everyone! And here are the photos to vote on. Cast your vote by clicking the poll (at the top right corner) or leave a comment below of your favorite photo.

Today, I'm going to show you how to save money photographing wildlife with a macro lens.

And to do that - It's story time!

My girlfriend went to Cape Town South Africa for a little safari trip. Here are some of her photos she took. A giraffe. A baby ostrich. Buffalo. Baboons. Zebra. Lions. Hippo. Birds. Eagles. A Kudu. Penguins. Some scenery. And elephants. Those are some awesome photos she took. She used a Canon 1D X Mark II which costs around $6,000.00. A Sigma 150-600mm Sport lens costing around $1,800.00. Her travel to Cape Town and back cost around $1,500.00. Her total time spent was around 9 days. So in essence, you could say these photos cost her $9,300.00 to capture.

Now, not all of us have that kind of money, so we have to improvise with what we do have. Therefore I took this photo. I'm using a Canon 80D which costs around $1,000.00. The Canon 100mm 2.8 L Macro lens costing around $750.00. My travel cost was $5.00 for a round trip to the store and back to the backyard. $120 for the animals. My total time for the photos took around 3 hours after everything was done. Which brings my photo cost to $1,875.00. Bringing me a savings of $7,425 dollars, 8 days and 21 hours.

Now I know what the travel wildlife photographers are thinking. AKA my girlfriend. She is saying that "It's not about the money, it's about the experience and memories". Well, you definitely have me there my little jelly pot. But there's one thing I can capture with a macro lens that you could not. And that's a T-Rex. Eating a bunny. So hold on to your butts and let's go on a backyard Safari. Start the music.

Alright, there you have it, don't forget to vote on your favorite photo by leaving a comment below, or click the poll to vote. You can download my favorite out of these three photos and do whatever you want with the photo. Enjoy, guys, and don't forget to like and subscribe to my channel for upcoming macro photo adventures.