Photography and Sleep Deprivation

If you truly love photography, and you want to excel as a landscape photographer, then you need to live by the old expression “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”. Ian Plant has the story

After two weeks of virtually non-stop traveling and shooting, first in Costa Rica and then in Ecuador, I was pretty tired. Then, hanging out at high elevation for a few days (around 12,000 feet above sea level), I wasn’t sleeping very well, which as you can imagine greatly compounded the problem. Frustrated by bad weather and even worse light, finally sleeping in and getting some rest seemed to be my best (and most tempting) option. But at 4am the clouds suddenly lifted, so instead of peacefully slumbering I was out in the freezing cold, taking photographs in the dark instead. Welcome to the wonderfully twisted existence of …

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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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    Ian! Wauw you have my dream job! Can you help me do the things you do to become a nature photographer?

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