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Photography Essentials: Waiting for the Light by David Noton

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Part Two:Environments

Each different environment introduces its own challenges for the photographer, both in the way we use light and construct images and in how we manage to be in the right place at the right time. The light in a rainforest is very different from that of a desert dawn; each particular environment will present the photographer with unique opportunities and problems. But often the photography can seem the easy bit; just getting around and sustaining yourself can be the toughest task. But when it all comes together, like watching the pink rays of dawn kiss the peak of Annapurna as the shutter clicks open, there’s nothing better.

Alexandra Fjord, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

• Fuji GX617, 105mm lens

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