Planning for your shoot


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Planning for your shoot

Plan to fail, but be prepared with a backup plan. There is always a problem when you're shooting. I can think of only one assignment where there wasn't, and we're talking about thousands of assignments. The worst-case scenario happened to me when I was in the middle of nowhere in Alaska photographing salmon. Both my underwater camera housing and my dry suit started leaking. Fortunately, I had a backup Nikonos that I was able to use until the new housing was flown in from Washington, D.C., a week later.

No luck with the dry suit though. I just covered it with duct tape and got used to the cold. Even above water I always shoot with two cameras, and I often bring a third or a fourth just in case. The extra bodies came in really handy in eastern Siberia when I was camping out in a tent in the winter for a story on reindeer herders. Three of my cameras failed, because of the extreme cold; it was 30 below zero. My fourth one kept on clicking.

Now I put a lot of thought in to packing my ...

Planning for your shoot
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