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Oh Sh*t! Photographers Recount Their Worst Gear Mishaps—Part 2

January 6, 2017

© Camilla Rutherford

Camilla Rutherford puts her gear “through hell” while shooting skiing in Japan, where “it’s always snowing and freezing,” she says.

“If you’re in this line of work,” says travel and adventure photographer Greg von Doersten, “it’s only a matter of time before you will damage or lose gear.” Rain, snow, ice, dust, dunkings and drops are leading causes of casualties. Haste often makes waste, and so does inexperience. Then there’s the carelessness of animals. Photographer Nick Hall recalls an attempt...

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