Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg
One of the greatest dilemmas in the life of every outdoor photographer is being stuck on a trip with companions who aren’t photographers. The magnitude of the predicament, and thus the need for proven solutions, increases according to what’s nearby. If there’s a scenic mountain, a meadow with grizzly bears or a colony of northern gannets within an hour’s drive, you’re facing a Category 5 photo situation! While your companions ramble on about browsing antique shops, visiting the perogy museum or playing a round of mini-putt, all you can think about is escaping with your camera. Or doing yourself in.
Wait, there’s hope! There are plenty of clever methods you can employ to get away for a few hours of quality photography time. Here are my top three schemes!
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