Leaving Your Gear Behind

How far would you go in order to get the picture you have dreamed of? Would you leave your gear on location unattended overnight? Erez Marom shares his horrific but highly rewarding experience

Deadvlei, Namibia, March 2014. After shooting sunrises for a few days I ‘attached’ myself to a group who had stayed to shoot the dead trees after dark, hoping no one would tell me to go away or expel me from the park forever. I knew I didn’t have too much time, but I was going to fulfill an idea which required me to do the thing some of us fear the most: leave my equipment, thousands of dollars’ in camera, lens and tripod, in the middle of the Namib Desert for the whole night, to shoot star trails in Deadvlei. A worthy goal for sure, but how is that for stuff of nightmares? To tell you the truth, I’m usually…

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Erez Marom

Erez is a full-time nature photographer and traveler based in Israel. Erez authors professional articles on nature photography, and offers unique photography workshops in fascinating locations worldwide.

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