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Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer by Michael Clark

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Chapter 4. Rolling with It

“Failure means desire wasn’t strong enough.”

— NICK VEDROS

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On a challenging assignment for Red Bull I shot this image of Honza Rejmanek, who was training for the 2011 X-Alps competition. We had to contend with high winds, rain, and a limited time frame to capture a wide range of images. This portrait was shot indoors while we waited for the rain to stop.

Photography is essentially a matter of solving problems. If the light isn’t what you want, augment it with artificial light or wait for better conditions. If the composition isn’t working, move to create a better one. If you have the desire to shoot an image that will ...

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