Photography – The Art of Observation

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Look through this old delivery truck’s window helped me to frame the scene and show a different perspective on the city. On the surface the photographic process appears to be easy and straightforward. You grab a camera and capture whatever you like. This is true for someone who doesn’t aim at creating a photograph but rather performs the mechanical task of pressing the shutter button to take a snap. However, if you are interested in creating a photograph, the process …

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Mechanics of Seeing

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Learning the technical aspects of photography is relatively easy and there are plenty of aids to help. However, in contrast to common belief, this is not the most important element of photography. Much more important than technical considerations is fluency in the mechanics of seeing. This is the process that starts with observation and ends with the click of a shutter button. In between, there is an entire sequence of thoughts, processes and actions, which require enormous intellectual and physical …

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