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Similitude (Two Photographs)

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Often we take photographs that have more than one subject or a group of things that are similar. We use our composition to underline similarity or differences. But whatever the case, clarity is key. We don’t want to leave our audience guessing unnecessarily.


Solitude (Two Photographs)

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How do we capture emotion in photography or have those who look at the photograph feel that emotion. In portraits of course, expression matters and to a degree that is true of animals. With nature and landscapes it’s all in the composition and what is and is not in the frame (a good title doesn’t hurt either).


Magnitude (Two Photographs)

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Forgetting for the moment what the subject is, surely the objective of any photograph is to create something you can take pride in. To have people look at it and stop for a just moment and see the magnitude and the grandeur of your subject.


Latitude (Two Photographs)

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What things must be avoided at all costs, soft or slightly out of focus photographs? If so, then years of beauty and fashion photographs would be shunned. Natural colour? If yes, then decades of photography during the development of colour film would be discarded. In approaching photography perhaps a useful discussion should include the word “latitude”, but don’t tell the local photography club.


Altitude (Three Photographs)

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We are often taller than our subject and we are told eye level is the “thing to do”, that shooting down is a “no no”.  At the very least this advice is limiting and it impedes creativity. I try the proper route but I also try other less “orthodox” solutions for composition, noise and sometimes colour.


Faces of the Cardinal (Three Photographs)

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Nature photographers always talk about knowing your animals and their behaviour. Well, the male cardinal has three looks and this cardinal managed to do all three in one sitting. Of course it’s equally important to know the habits and likely locations of animals you wish to find.


Hanging In (Two Photographs)

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I could have titled this hanging on, but my point was as the year moves on colors fade and only a few sturdy and plucky flowers hang in before the chill and dampness of fall really digs in. It can be an interesting time to shoot, certainly the light is much more interesting.