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Photography Essentials: Waiting for the Light by David Noton

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There’s no denying it, all photographers seem drawn to the mountains, unsurprisingly as they provide some of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet. Photography aside, to stand on a peak at dawn looking at the world stretched out beneath you is one of those experiences to connect you with the very roots of your soul. It’s a tough environment to work in though.

Getting to where you need to be for that epic vista can be somewhat tricky, to say the least. You can use mountain roads and cable cars, but depending on how far you want to take it, sooner or later you’re going to have to get your boots on and walk. There’s no getting away from it. Lugging gear up hills is just part of the job. I was two inches taller before I was a photographer. ...

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