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Jim Richardson on Travel Photography and Camera Equipment Advice — National Geographic.

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Contributing editor Jim Richardson is a photojournalist recognized for his explorations of small-town life. His photos appear frequently in National Geographicmagazine.

“I’m going on vacation. What lens should I take?”

Well, now, that’s a simple question, and I ought to able to give a simple answer. I never can. About once a week someone comes into our gallery, scrutinizes my collection of images from around the world, and then assumes (with scant evidence) that I know everything about photography.

Nobody assumes that buying a sauce pan will make you a chef, but many photographers seem to assume that buying just the right lens will make them into a photographer. Certainly our gallery visitors don’t want to get into a deep philosophical discussion with a cranky curmudgeon. A simple answer would do.

This question has an answer, even if it is not so simple.

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