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Nature Photography: Insider Secrets from the World’s Top Digital Photography Professionals by Chris Weston

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HABIT FIVE

LEARN THE RULES (AND WHEN NOT TO APPLY THEM)

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When painters paint pictures, they start with a blank canvas. They then mix paints and add things to the canvas in the form of lines, shapes, patterns, color and texture, in order to form an image. If there is something in the scene they do not want to show, they simply don’t add it.

So if, for example, there’s a whopping great telephone mast on a hillside, well, no matter; the painter simply doesn’t paint it. If the sky is the wrong color, that doesn’t matter either. The painter simply mixes paints to achieve the desired color. No clouds in the sky? No problem, the painter ...

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