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The Leica M Photographer by Bertram Solcher

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4. The Crucial Shot

From a Single Image to a Complete Story

Are you ready to take some photos? You are now familiar with the technical aspects of your camera and lenses, but that is only half of the story. Technology alone doesn’t guarantee successful images.

Have you ever heard of a famous author who attributes the success of a book to a particular type of pen? Or a musician who cites a specific brand of instrument as the fount of his virtuosity? I am sure you would agree this is rarely the case. Of course, many artists have emotional ties to the tools they use and their tools can vary in their suitability for the job.

The same is true for photographers. A particular type of camera can be perfect for the assignment at hand and may provoke an ...

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