This is what I mean when I say interesting photography will continue to evolve through creative problem solving, not automation. National Geographic has always put an emphasis on the most important piece of equipment - the mind of a creative person:
“What happens on the back of a cocktail napkin eventually becomes a published reality, and that journey is extraordinary,” Doubilet says. He adds, “It’s not enough to go someplace with camera and make images, you have to stretch your imagination” beyond what seems technically possible. They call the department of photo engineering.