When it comes to ‘the beginning’, many people ‘know’ many different things to be true which is a sure fire way of hinting that knowledge in this area might actually be a bit sketchy to say the least and that all we really have is a group of theories waiting to be disproved, even after millennia of discussion and warfare. The only theory that seems to remain constant is that ‘the beginning’ is worth debating and therefore is probably quite important to quite a lot of people.
This theory holds true for landscape photography too and fortunately a lot less blood has been spilled to reach this conclusion, if you discount the unfortunate incident of the Canon Vs Nikon wars of the early 1970s of course. The main point is that it really does not matter, how sharp your lenses are or how big your sensor is; if you battery is flat or you are standing on the wrong side of the valley in the middle of the picture rather than looking at it then you are a lame duck. If you end up like this you might as well be using a 2 MP mobile phone camera.
Luckily in the modern age there are a whole range of methods and tools that we can use to make sure that we are not the lame duck, but that we are the soaring eagle, our cans do overflow and we can leave a shoot knowing that we have witnessed a spectacular selection of magical moments of light dancing across our beautiful planet to create our final images. It is important to know ...
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