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The Leica M Photographer by Bertram Solcher

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5. Without a Map, You Won’t Reach Your Destination

The Importance of Planning

All you wanted was to learn a little and enjoy taking photos with your Leica, and here I come to spoil the fun with a chapter about planning.

Let me explain why good planning is essential if a photo shoot is to be successful. In the first chapter, I advised you to keep your camera ready at all times and not to let it languish in your camera bag. Carrying your Leica over your shoulder or hung around your neck enables you to react quickly, but you still need to find your subjects. After all, even a Leica doesn’t have a built-in “great subject” alarm.

What is the Best Way to Find Interesting Subjects?

You can only find what you look for and if you don’t know what you’re ...

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