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

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9. Empathetic

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OPPOSITE Photographer Shaun Walton takes his time to focus and frame. He he is looking for something deep. And here, we discover that having a camera pointed at you is a great reminder of what it’s like to be on the other side.

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ALMOST EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER agrees that it’s better to be on the viewfinder side of the lens. Making a picture is a simple delight. Being photographed is complicated and confusing. It is like looking in a mirror but not being able to see your reflection except through someone else’s eyes. It can be a perplexing experience; some consider it a slight inconvenience while others outright ...

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