Farmville Savannah Safari Chapter 9 Quest Guide



Shutterbug School
Quest Story: "Hey mate! So you want to be an ace wild life photographer too? I can help you with your fundamentals and you'll be on your way in no time. Ready?"

Expected duration of the Farmville Savannah Safari Farm Chapter 9 Quest is from  18th September 2015 to 18th October 2015


These quests are repeatable… Also, make sure you read the FULL POST, so that you don't miss out any important tips, we will give you tips for all possibilities. Skipping around or skimming may cause you to miss information that you need..





Note: These quests are specific to the Savannah Safari Farm and hence, before placing any quest animals on other farms, make sure that the quest icon shows up on the other farm too, else their harvests might not count… Also, any info about unreleased quests can't be guaranteed to be the final requirements when the quests go live, as Zynga can change them at any time later...


QUEST INFO



READ DF TIPS BEFORE BEGINNING TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE WILLING OR ABLE TO DO THIS QUEST:

MAKE SURE TO READ THE FULL POST AND ALL TIPS! IF YOU SKIM OR SKIP AROUND, THE MINUTE OR TWO YOU SAVE NOW MAY CAUSE YOU TO MISS INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED AND LEAD TO HOURS OF FRUSTRATION OR CONFUSION LATER.


YOU WILL NEED A 4 STAR HERBAL INN IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THIS QUEST. 3 STAR CRAFTING BEGINS IN STEP 8 AND 4 STAR CRAFTING BEGINS IN STEP 11 SO YOU HAVE TIME TO GET THERE IF YOU ARE NOT. 

THE NEW JAVELIN JACKFRUIT CROP THAT WE WILL NEED TO HARVEST IN STAGES 3,6,8 AND 12 OF THIS QUEST IS ALREADY IN THE MARKET AND TAKES 10 HOURS TO GROW.

Make sure you can see the icon before placing quest animals or trees on any other farms, harvests will not count unless you can see it.

Note: Smart Quest credit is not guaranteed and can be removed by Zynga at any time without warning. Smart Quest amounts are provided in case you wish to GAMBLE, but planting anything less than the full amount required by the quest is at your own risk.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 1": First, a snap shot is what's in front of a camera. A photograph is what is in your mind's eye.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
African CucumberPollia CondensataMortar PestleArbor Zipline
Harvest 200 African Cucumber (10 mins)Harvest 200 Pollia Condensata (10 mins)Craft 3 Mortar Pestles in the Herbal InnArbor Zipline
Other Rewards: 2500 Coins  490 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Bricks 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 20/20

Mortar Pestles can be made in a 1 star Herbal Inn and take 2 hours to craft.

Go out and take a few photographs! Try and capture something that is in your mind.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 2": Once you've got your idea, the most important thing to consider is your composition and framing.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Baobab FlowerBeaded GrapeMedicinal PouchTambourine Tree
Harvest 250 Baobab Flower (15 mins)Harvest 250 Beaded Grape (4 hrs )Craft 3 Medicinal Pouches in the Herbal InnTambourine Tree
Other Rewards: 3000 Coins  500 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Hay Stack 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 25/25

Medicinal Pouches can be made in a 1 star Herbal Inn and take 4 hours to craft.

Remember never put your smack in the middle. It is a boring composition.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 3": Climb, hit the deck or crouch. You need to get interesting angles. Your POV must interest your viewer.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Javelin JackfruitAfrican Gourmet MushroomHerb PounderElephant Snack
Harvest 275 Javelin Jackfruit (9 hrs 30 mins)Harvest 300 African Gourmet Mushroom (6 hrs )Craft 3 Herb Pounders in the Herbal InnElephant Snack
Other Rewards: 3500 Coins  510 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Beams 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 28/30

Herb Pounders can be made in a 1 star Herbal Inn and take 4 hours to craft.

Remember, good angles make for great photographs.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 4": Photography means painting with light. You need to learn to work with light
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Ixia HybridDubium FlowerLost Orb ConcoctionSavannah Ride Rhino
Harvest 300 Ixia Hybrid (6 hrs )Harvest 325 Dubium Flower (8 hrs )Craft 2 Lost Orb Concoctions in the Herbal InnSavannah Ride Rhino
Other Rewards: 4000 Coins  520 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Bricks 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 30/33

Lost Orb Concoction requires a 2 star Herbal Inn and take 2 hours to craft.

Study film exposure well to get great photos in the field.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 5": Focus is very important. Doesn't mean everything should be pin sharp. Keep the subject isolated.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Dubium FlowerWoven MuskmelonAncient ConcoctionMystic Goat
Harvest 325 Dubium Flower (8 hrs )Harvest 350 Woven Muskmelon (8 hrs )Craft 2 Ancient Concoctions in the Herbal InnMystic Goat
Other Rewards: 4500 Coins  530 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Hay Stack 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 33/35

Ancient Concoction requires a 2 star Herbal Inn and take 2 hours to craft.

Use a shallow depth of field to your advantage and learn focus pulling well.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 6": Don't ever use flash head on. It'll give you a flat image. Worse, it'll startle the animals.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Javelin JackfruitRuffles CopperFelix PotionSavannah Glass Tree
Harvest 350 Javelin Jackfruit (9 hrs 30 mins)Harvest 375 Ruffles Copper (12 hrs )Craft 2 Felix Potion in the Herbal InnSavannah Glass Tree
Other Rewards: 5000 Coins  600 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Beams 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 35/38

Felix Potion requires a 2 star Herbal Inn and take 2 hours to craft.

Use soft boxes and directional flash for a decent fill light.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 7": Control your breathing. You'll have to develop steady hands to take good photos.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Flaming AloeRuffles CopperMedalion PotionSafari Spirit Elephant
Harvest 375 Flaming Aloe (12 hrs )Harvest 400 Ruffles Copper (12 hrs )Craft 2 Medalion Potions in the Herbal InnSafari Spirit Elephant
Other Rewards: 5500 Coins  610 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Bricks 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 38/40

Medalion Potion requires a 2 star Herbal Inn and take 3 hours to craft.

When you need to shoot really small animals, you'll need the steady as a rock.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 8": Its easier to carry two different cameras than to swap lenses in the field.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Spider IrisJavelin JackfruitLucid ConcoctionWild Clan Dog
Harvest 400 Spider Iris (15 hrs 54 mins)Harvest 425 Javelin Jackfruit (9 hrs 30 mins)Craft 2 Lucid Concoctions in the Herbal InnWild Clan Dog
Other Rewards: 6000 Coins  620 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Hay Stack 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 40/43

Lucid Concoction requires a 3 star Herbal Inn and take 3 hours to craft.

When you need to take a call, always give depth of field priority.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 9": You'll need to learn to predict animal behaviour. You need to focus on an area before the animal gets there. Auto-focus isn't always reliable.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Winged FloraExotic TwirlFoo Foo DustAfricana Tigress
Harvest 425 Winged Flora (23 hrs)Harvest 425 Exotic Twirl (23 hrs)Craft 2 Foo foo dusts in the Herbal InnAfricana Tigress
Other Rewards: 6500 Coins  570 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Beams 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 43/43

Foo Foo Dust requires a 3 star Herbal Inn and take 6 hours to craft

Learning good photography will teach you well about your subjects!


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 10": Always keep lens hoods handy. Stray light always ruins good photographs.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Exotic AfricanaWinged FloraShazam DustHighland Clan Goat
Harvest 425 Exotic Africana (46 hrs)Harvest 450 Winged Flora (23 hrs)Craft 2 Shazam Dust in the Herbal InnHighland Clan Goat
Other Rewards: 7000 Coins  580 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Bricks 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 43/45

Shazam Dust requires a  3 star Herbal Inn and take 4 hours to craft

They look silly, but lens hoods have saved me a number of good photographs.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 11": Keep spare batteries ready. Carry extras.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Drosera RegiaExotic AfricanaShadow DustHybrid Zebra
Harvest 450 Drosera Regia (69 hrs)Harvest 450 Exotic Africana (46 hrs)Craft 1 Shadow Dust in the Herbal InnHybrid Zebra
Other Rewards: 7500 Coins  590 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Hay Stack 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 45/45

Shadow Dust requires a 4 star Herbal Inn and take 6 hours to craft

To sum it up, spare batteries, spare cameras and memory cards are always useful.


"SHUTTERBUG SCHOOL: PART 12": Finally, colour. You don't realize how important colour balance is. Invest in a good grey card.
Task 1Task 2Task 3Reward 1
Javelin JackfruitExotic AfricanaPowder HornAfrican Emrald Unicorn
Harvest 475 Javelin Jackfruit (9 hrs 30 mins)Harvest 500 Exotic Africana (46 hrs)Craft 2 Powder Horns in the Herbal InnAfrican Emrald Unicorn
Other Rewards: 8000 Coins  600 Savannah Points africaPoints Share Reward: Building Beams 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit 48/50

Powder Horns require a 4 star Herbal Inn and take 6 hours to craft

Well, that wraps up my quick tips. Happy shooting and good luck.

Total Herbal Inn Bushels Needed: 


Total 18 Beaded Grape, 9 Striped Watermelon, 27 African Gourmet Mushroom, 18 Bloomed Bounty, 13 Ixia Hybrid, 10 Dubium Flower, 18 Pineapple Lily, 18 Flaming Aloe, 12 Dubium Flower, 10 Woven Muskmelon, 18 Ruffles Copper, 18 Floro Swirl, 12 Lychee Strawberry,  9 Spider Iris, 9 Exotic Twirl, 4 Winged Flora,   





Total Plots to Harvest With Smart Quest Credit: 870 

Total Plots to Harvest Without Smart Quest Credit: 8,700

Thanks to our friends at Farmville Wikia for orignally figuring out the Smart Quest pattern. To read the updated chart in full, visit the Dirt Farmer here.

Useful Tips and Info:
As mentioned before, these quests will be specific to the Savannah Safari Farm 
only… So, remember not to place any quest animals/trees on any other farms, ‘unless’ you see the quests icon active on the other farms too…


For more information related to Farmville Savannah Safari Farm, check out The Dirt Farmer's Savannah Safari Complete Guide







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