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Photography Essentials: Waiting for the Light by David Noton

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Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland, England

Nothing beats a big panoramic. As yet, there’s no digital alternative. Image stitching? Fine if nothing is moving in the frame where the joins are made. Trouble is, something usually is, especially along Hadrian’s Wall; clouds, cows, Centurions, Picts …

• Fuji GX617, 90mm lens

Equipment

The importance of the equipment in photography is usually overestimated. Many people are more interested in the gear and technology than the actual images. To listen to some it’s as if the camera made the image, and the photographer merely leant support. Let’s just get a few things straight. A camera is but a tool, useless in ...

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