Climbing and Photography
It’s not easy to climb and take photos at the same time. First of all you need to be fit enough to walk and climb for some hours, you could not suffer from vertigo and you should have sufficient experience in climbing and mountaineering. You must have all necessary equipment for safe climbing (at least good shoes, hamlet, climbing belt and self belay set) and you must know how to use them. You also should have a camera with good lenses and you must know how to use them too. Safety first rule means that sometimes you have to use both hands for climbing so your camera gets in the way. You put it on backpack and when there is a moment you would like to take a shot you need to take it out and moment is already gone. If you are last in line, you are taking only peoples from behind and you would have a lot of “butt” photos. If you are first in line, you need to follow the path and you would have only face photos with posing people. When other climbers are resting you are taking photos and because you are taking photos, you usually don’t have photos of yourself. But climbing and taking photos bring you a lot of fun! Because Robert Capa said: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” I used 35 mm fixed Nikkor lens 1,8G on my DX cam (52,5 mm).
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