Before dinner at the desert camp site, I went for a sunset camel ride near Wadi Rum. This wasn’t my first time riding a camel, but handling a camera while holding on was slightly challenging. Fortunately, I took a number of pictures and this photos was one that turned out well.
Camera used: Canon Rebel XS (EOS 1000D), 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens, Adobe Lightroom.
Tips for taking photos on a camel:
- Camel rides are bumpy. I held on to the saddle with my left hand and aimed my camera with my right hand and took multiple photos in hopes at least one would turn out decently. I had the aperture open as wide as possible (f/3.5 on my 18-55mm kit lens) for a faster shutter speed.
- More about Wadi Rum: Wikitravel.org, Jordan Tourism Board and Wikipedia.
Have you ever taken photos from on top of a camel, horse, donkey or another animal? How did you manage? :)