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The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography by Glenn Randall

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FIGURE 1-1 Jagged Mountain reflected in an unnamed lake, Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado

1 Landscape Photography Looks So Easy

Making a great landscape photograph seems simple. After all, a camera is just like your eye, right? Your eye has a lens that forms an image on your retina, which is how you see. A camera has a lens that forms an image on film or a digital sensor, and that becomes the photograph. What can be so hard? And yet I suspect that nearly all photographers have had this experience: you go hiking. You see something that moves you profoundly. You point the camera in exactly the same direction you were looking when you had that emotional ...

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