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01-27-2019, 07:32 AM - 2 Likes   #1

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Interesting article about shooting wildfires at Outside Online

I found The Gear This Photographer Uses to Shoot Wildfires | Outside Online this article at Outside Online interesting. It is good journalism based on an interview with a working professional who specializes in wildfire photography. While the article does mention the camera, a Nikon D850, most of it is about the lenses, tripods and personal safety gear the photographer uses. A mid-length zoom stays on his camera most of the time, to reduce the chance of getting caustic ash and dust on the sensor during lens changes. He also mentions using a cheap 70-210 that he picked up on ebay because it fills the purpose and is less of a loss if it is damaged or lost. He points out that equipment damage is inevitable in this kind of work and the professional photographer accepts that and budgets for it. There are plenty more interesting observations and tips in the article, and it does a good job of giving some insights into the profession. It's all fairly low-key without a lot of sensationalism. He ends up encouraging more photographers to try wildfire photography, from a safe distance of course, and being careful to stay out of the way of the firefighters and emergency personnel. It's well-worth the five minutes it takes to read.

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Clearly advertisement. "Good journalism" does not have links to amazon products.
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QuoteOriginally posted by K1N8 Quote
"Good journalism" does not have links to amazon products.
Not always 'true". Even "good journalist" has to make money somehow.

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