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Photography Essentials: Waiting for the Light by David Noton

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Being There

Château le Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France

Under a grey sky with the wind whipping the water this scene looked fairly sombre. The key was to envisage how it could look with the first soft light of day and perfect reflections.

• Fuji GX617, 105mm lens

Being in the right place at the right time is, of course, the prime essential of all photography. ‘Being There’ is all about the finding, visualizing and planning of an image before shooting the picture. A seasoned pro will have an uncanny knack for it. Whatever the discipline – sports, news, wildlife, fashion or landscape – it’s the same for all of us. Finding that special place is the ...

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