The Tethered Photographer

You arrive on location… You quickly decide on your composition… You set up and tripod-mount your camera… You wait for the landscaper’s equivalent of ‘the decisive moment’…

Does the description above sound familiar? Then stop what you are doing!

Free your camera first – don’t hurry to render it as immobile a part of the landscape as that which you are shooting. While judgment and experience undoubtedly play their parts, a good photographer takes nothing for granted and will explore possibilities more thoroughly than his rushing counterparts. The image maker’s arsenal is often heavy and cumbersome; kit bags and rucksacks, tripods and other paraphernalia can weigh heavily (particularly if your quarry has been arrived at by a lengthy hike), so the wish to get set up quickly and just look on and enjoy the vista can be understandable – but this is a crucial part of an image’s creation and so much can be missed. Ansel Adams is sometimes quoted as…

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 47 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Andy Brown

An ardent devotee to most genres of landscape photography, Andy’s primary fervour and passion is for mono and split-toned, ultra long exposure imagery.

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