Extreme Photography – Have an adventure!


Great whites. Sub-zero temperatures. Un-climbable cliffs. Jumps that seemingly go on forever.

Sounds perfect, right?

Odds are if you’re reading this, you’ve probably at least spent an hour or two watching one of those, “How to survive the arctic tundra with only a paperclip and a stick of gum” shows. When out with your friends, you’re more likely to take pictures of amazing mountain summits and deep sea dives than food dishes and dinner parties. Sound familiar?

Clearly, you also want to capture proof of these death-defying antics, so today’s post features a few tips to help you with your extreme outdoor photography. So grab your survival kit, snowboards or karabiners, and let’s do it!

  • Keep your camera warm and dry. You may want to consider bringing a waterproof lunch cooler. Cameras can freeze up while in freezing temperatures, and it would be a shame to miss an unbelievable black diamond run.
  • When shooting underwater, you can keep your camera covered with camera housing. There are also tons of waterproof cameras available these days.
  • Get up close to your subject. Better yet- use blur to show movement.
  • If your camera has burst mode…use it! That way the camera will continue shooting without waiting for the shutter to close and open.
  • Be ready! Stay alert and keep that camera out – you never know when the opportunity will arise to capture spontaneity.

After the adventures are over, there are lots of great ways at Photo by Walgreens to make sure that you can show off your extreme photos. Canvas Prints in particular are a great way to show off outdoor shots due to the detail and texture of the canvas. For weekend trips into the wild, a Same Day Pickup Photo Book is a great way to get all of those photos in one place – you can create and pick up your book in a day. Finally, underwater shots look incredible on Glass Prints, especially when light is allowed to flow through the glass.

Feel free to share your extreme or outdoor photography tips below – we’d love to hear about ‘em!

Be wild and STAY SAFE!

-Marina, designer at Walgreens

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