7 Ways to Survive Photography Hunting

7 Ways to Survive Photography Hunting

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via Daily Prompt: Survive

The word survives probably sounds exaggerated. But you can’t really underestimate photography hunting since a little mistake can ruin your entire hunt. So here are 7 ways to survive photography hunting.

Photography Hunting is getting out and looking for the photograph you like.

1. Survive by Charging the Camera Battery Before

One thing that is usually forgotten is the camera itself. It means the battery. Just imagine if you go out and then want to use your camera. Soon you realize your camera couldn’t be turned on. Feel stupid your entire walk are for nothing.

This is true, especially for those who used their camera a lot. Format memory means cleaning or emptying a memory card (after copying the file into the hard drive of course).

Just imagine you didn’t format the memory and go for a hunt. You take a few shots and want more. Then you realize your memory is full. The only way is to delete the old one, but you didn’t want to. Now, what to do?

That’s why you have to format your memory every time you go hunting.

3. Survive by Using the Right Camera Bag

There’s a lot of different type of camera bag and it’s not only for their style but also for their function. Where do you want to go? What do you want to shoot? How much gear do you want to take?

It’s not only that. A camera bag also takes a toll on how long your photography is hunting. Like for travel photography recommend a backpack since you gonna walk a lot. Another is for street photography recommend a sling bag or messenger bag since it is small and easier to move around.

Also the bag design also a determining factor. Imagine you use a bag that obviously looks like a camera bag and some thief is there. Now you become a target. That’s why it’s really recommended to use a camera bag that is designed to look like a normal bag. There’s a lot of it.

4. Survive by Bring a Water

Even a survival expert will say this, “Always bring water.”

Photography hunting does not end in a second. It’s longer than that. An hour, two hours, or could be the entire day. Especially if you go somewhere far. Obviously, you need water if you want to last longer.


5. Survive by bringing a Hat

Like before, photography hunting is a long walk and usually on a sunny day. So if you don’t want to get a sunburn, wear a hat. Even if you hunting at night, you probably should bring a hat. Don’t exactly have to but sometimes it will be useful.

6. Survive by Know Exactly Where are you Going

It is better to know where do you want to go. It will be easier to make a plan and understand the situation of the place you gonna photograph. It also helps to at least know what kind of place you gonna do.

But if you planning to go to get lost. Take it at your own risk. Especially if you bring those expensive camera gear.

7. Survive by Bring a Friend or Two or Group

Even though you can do photography hunting alone, it is better if you bring a friend. By bringing a friend you increase your survival rate. It means a friend can protect and reduce the chances of getting attacked. Or just as simple encouragement to you’re photography hunting.

For example, street photography is probably one of the scariest photography. You don’t have the confidence to photograph people. But by bringing a friend, by standing beside you, he or she can encourage you to take those shots.

Even better if you’re friend is also a photographer. Even better if he or she is a good one. You can learn a lot.

Also Read: Defining Urban Photography


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