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Advice for the non-technical photographer

Do you know how to use every single setting on your DSLR? Adam Burton offers some encouraging advice for the technophobe, explaining that a passion for nature and the outdoors is potentially more important than technical knowledge

Photography can be a technical hobby. Just looking at the back of a digital SLR, with its multitude of buttons, menu screens and dials, is enough to turn any technophobe beginner away. Even for those confident with modern technology, phrases like chromatic aberration, diffraction and hyperfocal focusing can be intimidating to say the least.

Due to the overly complicated technical side of photography, people can feel discouraged from buying their first SLR. I should know; this is exactly how I felt many years ago when I first contemplated getting more serious with photography. For several years I avoided replacing …

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 60 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Adam Burton

Adam Burton is one of the UKs leading landscape photographers and author of five books. Since 2008 he has been working as a full time professional landscape photographer, regularly supplying imagery and undertaking commissions for a wide range of clients.

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