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The Travel Photo Essay by Mark Edward Harris

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CHAPTER 4 Getting Technical

 

 

 

The alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. The last thing I want to do is to get up after three flights – a total of 24 hours of travel. Maybe it’s the second to last thing. The last thing I want to do is miss a great photo opportunity. The rising sun won’t wait for me. Professional photographers have an obligation to not be lazy. We get award-winning shots by hitting the shutter button, not the snooze button.

BE READY TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING

I deal with jet lag by not dwelling on it and not giving into it. Wherever I am, that’s the only time that exists (except when I need to make a call to another part of the globe). Being a professional travel photographer often means hitting the ground running. When it comes ...

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