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Nature Photography: Insider Secrets from the World’s Top Digital Photography Professionals by Chris Weston

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HABIT ONE

PLAN FOR THE PERFECT PICTURE

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© CHRIS WESTON

You may be amazed at exactly how much work goes into capturing the perfect image, such as the one on this page. This image of zebras took over three years to photograph, from the point of conceiving the idea for the image to actually recording it. Three years of traveling to Africa passed before the combination of perfect lighting and subject came together. The ingredients for this image, which is one of my most successful in terms of art print sales, is an in-depth knowledge of the subject, visualization of the final composition, research and planning into where to go and when, and choosing ...

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