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Lightroom Transformations: Realizing your vision with Adobe Lightroom plus Photoshop, First Edition by Martin Evening

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1. What Makes a Good Photograph?

POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU SHOOT

What are you Trying to Say?

It may seem like an obvious question, but what are you trying to say with your photography? Photographs can be used in all kinds of ways: as an art form, to educate, illustrate, sell things, or simply record personal moments. Whatever you photograph, there has to be a reason or purpose to your photography if it is to have any meaning. Photographing to please yourself is fine if the aim is simply to enjoy your photography and create pretty pictures, but you can improve your photography by making an honest self-appraisal of what your aims are and whether you are meeting them or not. With commercial photography, the photographs you take will need to ...

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