Adorama Steps Up For Kenya, Part 4: Meet the Maasai Tribe

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As Erin and the Ubuntu team discuss, it’s important not to oversimplify the story of the people you’re photographing.

Instead, strive to focus on ways that you can portray your subject such that their story is told in a modern way, not an archaic manner that is so prevalent when photographing indigenous people.

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Erin makes the point that she wants to “convey a rich, deep, complicated story of human life” in her photos.

That might sound like a lofty goal, but as you can see in the video, it’s definitely one worth pursuing.

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Adorama Steps Up for Kenya, Part 5 – Kenyan Wildlife

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 In the final installment of the series, shown above, the focus shifts from the people of Kenya to the incredible wildlife found there.

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One tip that Erin shares is to approach wildlife photography with more of a film mentality. That is, don’t fire off dozens of photos simply because you can. Instead, focus your attention on being patient and waiting for the very best shots to take.

Check out the full video above to see the beauty and magic of Kenya and its wildlife through Erin’s lens.

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