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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR VETERINARIANS
I leave some of my clothes and shoes in my hotel room and
bush camp as a present for the people that take care of my room
(along with a $20 bill). Some of the camps have a general tip jar
for the people that take care of your room or tent.
For the guides, gifts like small flashlights, batteries, pocket knives
(packed in your checked bag for the flight), and backpacks are well
appreciated.

Electricity
As a general rule, a typical DSLR battery will last for between
300-500 pictures per day (yes, you will probably take that many).
Even though you will be bringing extra batteries, charging
them (along with your portable computer) is a priority for the
photographers.
The electricity in the bush hotels and tented bush camps has
been reliable for the most part. Many hotels in the bush have been
modernized and now get their electricity from solar. In the mobile
tented bush camps it still comes from generators. Your safari vehicle might have an inverter, making it convenient to charge camera
batteries while in the field.
Depending on which African country you go to there will be
different electrical outlets. The briefing your travel operator sends
you will go over what converters you need. After traveling to all
7 continents, and encountering all kinds of electrical outlets, I just
bring my whole kit of converters.

I gave this park ranger in Hwange
NP in Zimbabwe my swiss army knife
for finding 3 black rhino on our
walk. The smile on his face shows
how much it was appreciated.

As an interesting FYI, this park ranger named Zhou is carrying an AK-47. It is a poor weapon to protect us from wildlife, but
was his weapon of choice because he was part of an anti-poaching
unit. He had authority to shoot poachers on sight, and could literally execute them without any arrest or trial. More information on
this brutal war between park rangers and poachers to come in a
future article.
On a more positive note, odds are very high you will encounter friendly children on your trip. This is not surprising because
the African continent is still increasing its population. I will do an
article of the children of Africa in a future article.

You can purchase a travel kit that has most of these converters.
It will be worth it if you plan on more overseas trips in the future.

Since most people go on safari only once in their lives it is not
worth it to spend money on a wardrobe you will not use again,
unless you want to use your safari outfit for a Halloween costume
or plan other similar trips.
Bring lightweight nylon
clothes in greens, browns, and
khakis. Do not bring camouflage because it is illegal in every
African country I have been to.
Cargo pants with those extra
outside pockets, along with tops
with two pockets, work great.
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These kids love to see themselves on your camera

PULSE

FEBRUARY 2021

Bright colors, especially white, are a
beacon to tell wildlife " stay away " .
Leave them at home for when you
drive your Good Humor truck.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pulse - February 2021

Pulse - February 2021
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
SCVMA Profile
SCVMA Profile
Pulsepoints
Practical Pathology
Cover Feature Story
21 to watch in 2021
Medical Leeway
UC Davis Update
Tools for Success
Angel Fund
Dear Tabby
The RVT
Industry Insights
Quick Reference
Digital Photography for Veterinarians
AVMA Diplomates
Resources
Disease Table
From the SCVMA Office
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Pulse - February 2021 - Cover2
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Pulse - February 2021 - Chapter Meetings & Calendar
Pulse - February 2021 - President’s Perspective
Pulse - February 2021 - SCVMA Profile
Pulse - February 2021 - SCVMA Profile
Pulse - February 2021 - Pulsepoints
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Pulse - February 2021 - Practical Pathology
Pulse - February 2021 - Cover Feature Story
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Pulse - February 2021 - 21 to watch in 2021
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Pulse - February 2021 - Medical Leeway
Pulse - February 2021 - UC Davis Update
Pulse - February 2021 - Tools for Success
Pulse - February 2021 - Angel Fund
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Pulse - February 2021 - Dear Tabby
Pulse - February 2021 - The RVT
Pulse - February 2021 - Industry Insights
Pulse - February 2021 - Quick Reference
Pulse - February 2021 - Digital Photography for Veterinarians
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