Outdoor photography can be as challenging as a sport


posted on 7th of october, 2007

Photography to some seems like a simple job to hold the camera and snap away. Perhaps to third parties who are not proficient in photography themselves.

However, little did they know what photographers do outdoor can be challenging if not as tired as some exercises.

It is always best to travel light if we're travelling that is to say however, in order to achieve the photos we desire and the photos we aim to create, sometimes it is necessary to bring all the important (and heavy) gears along.

On top of carrying the weight throughout the journey or trip, the neck straps and bag straps really creates a burden for the shoulders and neck.

Sometimes when I'm shooting macro, all the bending and squatting down can be tiresome as well.

While looking for insects and macro subjects, I had also climbed hills and slopes, even had a slipped on rough gravels where my hand performed sacrificial damage with regards to my camera and lens.

Who says photography is just another point and shoot, shoot and go affair? Think again :)

Comments (2)

Posted by Bucky_za on October 09, 2007
Hi there ,
Try the above , and then couple it trying to photograph African wildlife !

From a vehicle is just as hard , as you are limited in your luck in having good light falling on your subject , and usually no way to fix it if its behind etc .

Nothing more rewarding than getting it right though :) .
Posted by Fertographer on October 08, 2007
i got to say yours are more extreme than mine! a pity my country is alittle small to have any place to trek nor climb!~ Unless i venture out to overseas! =p



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