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How Digital Photography Works, Second Edition by Ron White

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Introduction

 

It’s weird that photographers spend years, or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.

 
 --James Lalropui Keivom
 

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.

 
 --Lewis Hine

When you talk about the quality of a photograph—how good a picture is—what are you talking about? One obvious meaning is creative quality, the photographer’s choice of subject matter, the light falling on the subject, and how the photographer frames the picture so that the arrangement of objects in the photo—the picture’s composition—all add up to the effect the photographer wants the picture to have when someone else looks at it.

In this book, however, when we discuss ...

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