“I am Abe Pacana, a nature & landscape photographer, engineer, mediocre guitarist based near Philadelphia. I do not believe that you need the best camera and the most expensive stuff to capture the best photos. Some people will use the excuse ‘my camera does not have a good dynamic range’ or ‘the mega pixel is too low’ to justify the purchase of an expensive camera. Invest in a good lens instead. Learn how to use your current camera and understand proper exposure. Learn when to shoot not where to shoot.”
I like Abe’s refreshing approach and practical, down-to-earth advice to the aspiring lensman (or woman):
- Leave it to the pros to buy expensive six thousand dollar cameras because they have to show it off to their clients.
- I am also a self-taught shooter and will not spend a dollar on workshops. All the famous photographers that I know were self-taught.
- Anything that you need to learn can be found in the Internet.
- Practice, practice and research.
There’s a rich set of galleries of landscape and nature photography, especially stitched panoramic photography. All photos you see in his blogs were shot by Abe who retains all copyright. RC