Flowers are one of the most beautiful creations of nature. There are several varieties of flowers with its own individual fragrances and also blooms in different seasons in diverse parts of the world. Flower watching is a favorite hobby for many nature lovers, and to satiate their desire of exploring different types of flowers, they travel all over the world. If you are also a flower watcher or take interest in this kind of a hobby then, you should pack your bags and visit China. With its marvellous beauty and a wide range of flora and fauna, this place will fulfill the goal of every flower watcher out there. But what is even more exciting is that you don’t need to stick to just flower watching; you can extend it to photography programs that please both amateur as well as professional wildflower photographers.
There are several travel companies that offer flower safaris and wildflower photography trips in China. If you are a flower watcher who also loves to capture the several kinds of flowers in their lens, then you should opt for such a wildflower photo tour. However, only picking the company for this will not be enough for you; there are lots of other things to remember during the trip as well. Otherwise, you are likely to make some mistakes that can ruin the tour. Here we have discussed a few of them which you should avoid at any cost. Take a look.
1. Not knowing about the place
Before you plan a photography trip in China, you should do a thorough research about the place. Even when you will book the trip from a company, you should have a basic information about the place. Irrespective of whether you visit Sichuan, Yunnan or somewhere else in China, there are a few things that you need to know such as the kinds of flowers that are most popular in this zone, which is the best spot to view these, the climate of the area, the time of sunset and sunrise, and so on. Knowing these details will help you seek the perfect wildflower shot you have come here for. Just research about this online and you will get complete information about the place that will help you during the trip.
2. Not carrying the gears
Being a wildflower photographer, you need to focus on the gears before the flower trip. A camera is the basic requirement. Without this, the main purpose of your photo tour will not be achieved. However, carrying only a camera is not enough; you also need to carry the necessary gears including lens, tripod, photo blind and many more with you. These kinds of equipment will help you to capture the beauty of the flowers in the way you want. Without these gears, you will find yourself in the helpless condition. So, pack your gears before you start your journey.
3. Not choosing a reputable travel company
The ultimate make or break of the wildflower photography tour depends on the travel company that you choose for this. Being a wildflower photographer, you should pick a company for your tour which takes you to the right places in China for some of the most magnificent wildflower shots. A random company might not plan the photo tour keeping in mind the needs of a person interested in wildflower photography. Moreover, they might be unprofessional in their services with limited or zero facilities. To lower such possibility, you should do a thorough research about the experience of the company in this field, the services that they provide, and the feedback of the previous customers. Moreover, you should also check whether the company offers travel guides who can help you during the trip.
These are the mistakes that you should avoid while planning a photography tour in China. As you are now familiar with the mistakes, don’t delay anymore and plan a wildflower photo tour today.
Author Bio: Regina Sanders, a regular blogger on wildflower photography trips in China, here writes on 3 mistakes that you should avoid when you plan a flower photo trip in China.