Building Blocks of Imagery

Things we need to know – think we do know – but sometimes forget …   A refresher in the Essentials of Basic Composition

Cover-Insights-Spring-2014-150px(This is an excerpt from the Spring 2014 issue of Insights in Photography)

Not long ago, most of my workshop attendees were lacking many of the skills needed to make an interesting photograph. But in a few short years, with the advent of digital cameras and the computer technology that has come with them, this has really changed. With the current superb camera equipment available at a reasonable cost, many amateurs are today making images that were only possible by professionals a short time ago.

LA_I_CHURCH5A_120725_9019I encounter many people who think buying the latest state-of-the-art camera, lens and other modern equipment will automatically allow them to make an interesting photograph. But it takes a lot more than that in making a good image. I always tell them to keep the technical part of photography as a means to an end, not as the end all, in which you’ll make good images. Having great equipment just gives you the chance to make a great photograph. The technical part of photography is just part of the process. There are no technical discussions in this essay … just a discussion of some of the more overlooked aspects of creating good images.

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