Some photographers are just more determined than others. Whether it’s laying down on the concrete, going chest-deep in swamp water, or jumping out of an airplane with a smartphone at the ready, these 21 photographers are doing whatever it takes to get that “perfect” shot.
Sometimes that means carrying every camera and lens ever made… ON YOU:
Taking an unscheduled swim:
Pulling out your trusty ladder… on the beach:
Taking a bit of salt water up the nose… and ears… and everywhere else for that matter:
Climbing up on things that aren’t meant to be climbed by photographers:
Assuming an unflattering position to capture an unflattering subject:
Hoping the wind doesn’t push you to certain death:
Praying your camera insurance covers water damage:
Hanging out of a helicopter for a different kind of “here are my feet” shot:
Risking hypothermia and frostbite:
Instagramming at altitude:
Not being afraid of a little (or a lot) of mud:
Grabbing your paragliding gear:
Taking your hands off the controls… just for a second:
Leaving your fear of heights on deck:
Or your sanity on the ground:
Accepting the kind of judgement only your loved ones can offer:
And then going to stand on the side of a cliff because… why not?
Sometimes you may even have to get upside down… at 10,000 feet:
Or lean over the side of a building in Dubai
But if all else fails, just assume a photo position nobody before you has ever even thought to attempt:
Do you have a photo of you or a photographer friend doing “whatever it takes” to get the shot? Upload it to your 500px account and then drop us a link in the comments!