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Langford's Basic Photography, 10th Edition by Richard Sawdon Smith, Anna Fox

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Chapter Six Organizing the Picture

This chapter is concerned with composing the image of your subject as a picture. It deals with recognizing and exploiting visual features of scenes and framing them in the strongest possible way. The chapter also deals with organizing where pictures go and how they might be used, their potential context.

Sometimes a photograph has to be composed in an instant, as some fast-changing action is taking place, so that exactly what you include and how it looks are changing every fraction of a second. Or your picture may be constructed quite slowly, as with a still life shot painstakingly built up item by item. Most ...

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