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Visual Stories: Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet by Ibarionex Perello, Vincent Laforet

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Chapter 9. The Art of Lens Choice

Lens: “Little Black Box,” Sag Harbor, New York (July 2007).

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The reality of photography is that there are always infinite possibilities in front of you. And if you think you’re probably missing a million photographs every time you take one, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. This makes lens choice even more of a consideration.

There will be times when you choose a wide-angle lens and then, for example, you see an image on top of a hill that would require a 600mm lens, possibly one of the best images you’ve ever seen, but you made a conscious decision not to bring that big lens because of its weight. ...

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