How to Be a Spartan Photographer
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How to Be a Spartan Photographer

I’ve been really into Spartan culture lately. I’m impressed with their physical fortitude, their obedience and duty to the state and their frugal lifestyle, and I find myself wondering what kind of Spartan attributes we could apply to photography. 1. Only one camera and lens a year Spartans (according to the history of Plutarch), were given only one cloak to wear a year (no underwear). When they went out in public, they didn’t wear a shirt. Which made me wonder, what if we were only allowed to use one camera a year? The problem that many of us face is the stress of abundance: most photographers I know suffer the stress of owning too many cameras and lenses. So a Spartan photographer would gladly accept one camera and one lens per year, and wouldn’t demand anything else. 2. Bearing the cold I’m pretty weak when it comes to the cold. I’m always afraid of being cold, so I often over pack and over dress. The Spartans were known for being able to brave the cold. I also read some ancient advice that said something like: dress a bit colder in the winter than you’re used to. For me, the […]

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