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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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National Geographic's Sam Abell is my hero: He's a genius at using the foreground, middle ground, and background to tell richly layered stories in a single image. Now, this picture of Lisa climbing above Lago Grey is a far cry from Sam's work and the story it tells isn't especially complex, but at least it lets me introduce the idea of depth.
Lisa is obviously front and center, the boys are in the middle, and that extraordinary glacier is the backdrop. So, when you're shooting, don't always put all your subjects on the same plane. Real life isn't flat, so don't make pictures that are.
West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro 


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Canon 5D
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM
Shutter Speed + Aperture: 1/640 second, f/9, ISO 100





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