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There is a tendency among landscape photographers to unpack gear and set up camera and tripod the minute they arrive at a location. It is a ritual of sorts, but one that Alain Briot finds hard to follow

When I arrive at a location I want to photograph I do not unpack my gear right away. Instead, I put camera bag and tripod down and spend a good amount of time looking at the landscape, taking it in, studying the colours and considering different compositional possibilities. Before taking photographs I first want to view the scene without a camera.

This is because I hardly ever find the strongest composition right away. Instead, I find compositions that I like by walking the scene, by stopping to study the possibilities offered by different viewpoints and at times by stopping and letting the scene ‘soak in’ so to speak. I do this until I see a specific...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 26 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Alain Briot creates fine art photographs, teaches workshops and offers DVD tutorials. Alain’s three books are available as printed books on Amazon.com and as eBooks on his website.

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