Learning to See, Part X

The limitations in your photography are in yourself. Ernst Haas Diagonal lines, as we learned in our entry, are the subliminal connectors that keep the viewers eye within and moving around the ... See full article

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Using the Sun As A Compositional Element

For the most part, as photographers, we avoid shooting into the sun for fear that we’ll get some unsightly flaring. The sun DOES present some exposure challenges, and of course, flare is a con... See full article

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Learning to See, Part IX

You don’t take a photograph, you make it. Ansel Adams   In our last entry we learned that placing the subject at one of the four primary points of impact within the scene would greatl... See full article

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Learning to See, Part VIII

Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk. Edward Weston   To some photographers composition is an innate... See full article

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Learning to See, Part VII

Whereas photography is about vision, composition is about aesthetics. In our previous readings in this series we learned how colour, contrast and tonal range have a dramatic effect on the overall re... See full article

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Learning to See, Part VI

No Contrast – No Problem The most beautiful composition can be dashed by improper use of color and contrast. CJ Rider As we learned in our last entry, harsh light can work well with bold an... See full article

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Learning to See, Part V

The colour of the object illuminated partakes of the colour of that which illuminates it. - Leonardo da Vinci In our past columns (see links below) we have discussed such topics as how one colour can ... See full article

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Learning to See, Part IV

The Hues and Use of Colour, Part III Seek the strongest colour possible…the content is of no importance. Henri Matisse Upon review of our last entry we learned that the colour, tone or s... See full article

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Learning to See, Part III

Read earlier posts in this series at “Learning to See – For Beginners” and “Learning to See Part 2“. The Hues and Use of Colour, Part II Colour is a means of expressing l... See full article

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Learning to See, Part II

The Hues and Use of Colour Colour is to photography what verbs are to writing. Daryl Benson From the day we are born we start to see the world in colour. Just like taxes and death there is no avo... See full article

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