Some days, you spend the day hiking in beautiful weather, the sun shining on your face and a light breeze dancing through your hair while you capture arresting images of Mother Nature in all her glory. Some days, it rains all day, and your camera falls into a river.
Coming to you from First Man Photography, this great video follows him on a day of hiking in the mountains and shooting and ends with disaster, as one of his cameras tips over into a river. It's both an educational video and one that I'm sure many of us will sympathize with, having been there before. I've personally had quite a similar experience. I love to shoot in rainy and foggy conditions, as I think they can add a ton of mood to a scene and provide a more unique perspective on familiar locations, but I've also fallen prey to the elements on such days more than once. Perhaps my most memorable moment was standing in a freezing cold river, watching my brand new, expensive filter float away after it slipped out of my hands, off to the merry land of who knows where. Anyway, I really appreciate his positive attitude about the experience; after all, if we want to get the shot, we're going to have to risk our gear a lot of the time.