4. Preparing for the Shoot


There’s a reason that photography is called a visual art—no one takes a photograph blindfolded. We look, frame, consider lighting and shadows, and then select aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. How much of the subject should we capture? Are there distractions? I’ve stood on a ladder picking dead leaves from a plant to make it more photo worthy, but it’s not like we should cut down the entire tree to alter the scene. However, there are other ways to visually alter the subject without actually touching it—and that would come in handy if you’re shooting a grizzly bear!

One common technique to visually alter an image is to ...

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