Award-winning photographer Verity Milligan is passionate about shooting landscapes. She's often up before sunrise, heading for the great outdoors. "I'm a big fan of mornings, and misty mornings in particular," she says. "They're so atmospheric. I like to get out before dawn and start shooting in the 'blue hour' when the sun is still below the horizon."
Verity has an enviable range of Canon cameras and L-series lenses in her kitbag, but to demonstrate what's possible with just a pair of compact and lightweight lenses, she took on the challenge of capturing landscapes from different perspectives with just one zoom and one prime lens – the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and the RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM – in the beautiful Lake District in Cumbria, England.
"The quality and performance of these more affordable lenses has improved considerably since I started out in photography," says Verity. "The glass is very good and both lenses are really responsive. What I liked most, though, is how small and manageable they are. I could just pack a camera and these two lenses and trek off into the landscape."