Turn Obstacles Into Opportunities

Nature throws a lot of obstacles in our way: poor weather, hordes of biting insects, high winds, unco-operative subjects and bad light are just a few examples that spring to mind. How can we turn these obstacles into opportunities? Ian Plant explains

Good photographers do not let hardships and obstacles drag them down. Instead, they look for ways to turn obstacles into artistic opportunities. This sentiment is not just some platitude which sounds lofty but is short on substance. If you are anything like me, you probably cannot stand it when someone admonishes you to do something grandly vague, such as “turn your weaknesses into strengths”, without explaining in practical terms exactly how you go about doing so. Generally, I try to avoid giving advice which is meaningless and trite, so let me...

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Ian Plant is a full time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, and he is a frequent contributor to Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazines, among others.

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