The N-Photo ex­perts say…

NPhoto - - Andy Dines -

SU­PER zoom

A travel lens is the eas­i­est way to go from wide to tele­photo. The 24-105mm f/4 means you don’t have to change lenses mid-shoot if you see a bet­ter an­gle. The longer end of the lens also means you can com­press per­spec­tive and ex­ag­ger­ate the par­al­lax ef­fect.

Golden hour

Get­ting up be­fore dawn or wait­ing un­til sun­down pro­vides the pho­tog­ra­pher with plenty of time to get great shots. With the sun low on the hori­zon, the light skims across the land­scape and picks out any fea­tures by cast­ing long shad­ows.

STURDY TRI­POD

You won’t get a long ex­po­sure of a wa­ter­fall with­out a tri­pod. Tak­ing one along also gives you the time to re­ally think about the com­po­si­tion of your shot, mean­ing you can be more ac­cu­rate when straight­en­ing your hori­zons, for ex­am­ple.

NEG­A­TIVE SPACE

Don’t be afraid of neg­a­tive space; while such large gaps in an im­age pro­vide lit­tle of in­ter­est in com­par­i­son to the rest of the scene, when used well they can en­hance the fo­cus on your sub­ject (see page 40 for more on this).

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