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People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs by Chris Orwig

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8. Resonate

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Rather than asking someone to act or perform, sometimes letting them be works best. Look for those moments just after the subject exhales and faces the camera without putting up a front. Here Timmy Curran, a professional surfer, world traveler, and musician, stops and stands in silence as the train approaches.

Canon 5DMii, 85mm lens, f/2.2

CONTRIVED, FAKE, FRAUDULENT, and insincere: These are qualities that people and cultures across the world reject. We’re hard-wired to value genuine, authentic, and real. Whether at the cinema, viewing photographs, or reading a magazine, we want to believe in what is in front of our eyes. We want ...

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