What happens when you come home empty-handed from a photography trip?


posted Friday, May 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT


Large-format nature photographer Ben Horne regularly captures great images. But every so often, things don't go according to plan and he comes home from a trip empty-handed. That doesn't mean that a trip without usable photos doesn't still offer something useful. For Horne, he learned valuable lessons that have helped him more consistently produce portfolio-quality shots on each of his subsequent trips.

It's an unusual behind the scenes video to join Horne on a trip where he isn't taking photos, but it's something we have likely all experienced ourselves and will experience again. Horne had been on a good streak, having not come away empty-handed on a dedicated photo trip since 2011. To learn what happened to Horne and the lessons he learned, lessons which can be useful to you on future trips as well, check out his video below.

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(Via Ben Horne