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Steve Casimiro's Adventure Photography Tips

Few places provide a better setting for testing your camera skills than Patagonia. Just back from an eight-day assignment in Chile, West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro shares his shooting secrets for first-rate adventure photography.
Text and photograph by Steve Casimiro

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While most pros I know carry 30 or 40 pounds (14 or 18 kilograms) of gear, I shoot as light as possible. You might notice from the technical notes that most of my images are shot with Canon's 24-105mm f/4.0 zoom. It's neither the sharpest nor fastest lens in Canon's lineup, but it's sharp and fast enough and happens to be the most versatile lens I've ever used.

Although I certainly travel with extra camera bodies and lenses, I often just carry a single body with the 24-105 attached. That way I'm not shouting "pro photographer, rip me off." More important, it means I can shoot fast and unobtrusively and get images like this one.
West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro


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Camera:
Canon 5D
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM
Shutter Speed + Aperture: 1/13 second, f/4.0, ISO 250




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