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.

LPM Special Offer

Please share this post:

About Author

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.

Leave A Reply

FREE ADVERTISING

Send us your advert and we will promote it in both magazines FREE of charge

We understand how badly COVID-19 will affect all of us. But we also know that this terrible, unprecedented time will eventually pass – and we want to do what we can to support your photo tours business until that time comes.

s2Member®