Part of that emergency plan should include sharing a contact sheet outlining where you’re going, who you’re meeting, etc.
with colleagues and people you intend to check in with.
In September 2018, he published Terra Flamma: Wildfires at Night (Schiffer) and in November photographed the devastating Woolsey Fire around Malibu and Thousand Oaks, California.
In a 2016 interview with PDN, he explained his attraction to covering wildfires this way: “The fires are a force of nature amplified because of the drought.
Photographers often have to rely on no more than they can carry on their backs: Mc Bride says he’ll typically pack 75 pounds, including camping and camera gear.
He says, “I [allot] one camera battery for every two days.
Then, set up a check-in schedule with those contacts. “The idea is that the closer together you place check-ins, [the smaller] the window before people on the outside say, ‘Where is she?
’” He also advises photographers to prepare a risk assessment before embarking on a project.
One challenge is that almost everything—cameras, computers, speed lights, hard drives, cell phones—now depends upon reliable battery power.
“I love going into remote parts of the world, but this is one of the hardest parts: I don’t think people realize the battery and media management challenge,” says photographer Peter Mc Bride.