Sometimes you have to go the extra mile to get the shot that no one else is getting. But just how far is too far? See how these 10 photographers really pushed the limits to capture unbelievable, often nail-biting photos that became viral hits.
The great documentary photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) said “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” It can also teach you a thing or two about how to use your mistakes as stepping stones to better photography.
I peeked out the window and saw some beautiful birds flying around. I was fascinated by them. Maybe it’s my own naiveté, but I had never realized how active they were in a snowstorm. Those birds, unaware of course, saved my sanity that day.
Ole Henrik Skjelstad proves that patience is key when you want to capture that spectacular moment. The landscape photographer walks us through how he shot, then stitched together, this scene of a mountain waterfall at sunset.
Take a look inside the bag of commercial and advertising photographer Christian Rudman. Besides shooting commercial work, Christian is a creative director and makes mixed media/art/conceptual images, so his gear is quite versatile.
If you think this sort of risk sounds enticing, I would caution you that taking a leap may not be a wise course of action. At worst you could lose possessions, or shelter, your reputation. That’s heavy stuff. Prepare yourself.