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Photography Essentials: Waiting for the Light by David Noton

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Light

Dawn at Polblue Marshes, Barrington Tops, New South Wales, Australia

Two kangaroos bounce out of the mist, passing between the tent and me. Did I just see that? Australia is so different: the wildlife, vegetation, landscape, pubs … I love it. Camping out in the boonies in Oz is one of life’s greatest pleasures. This morning I have the luxury of shooting within yards of our camp. The rising sun backlights the mist lying on the marshes, silhouetting the eucalyptus trees in liquid gold.

• Fuji GX617, 90mm lens

Light is the most fundamental element of photography. A photograph made in the wrong light is worthless, no matter how dramatic the subject. ...

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