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

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10. Turn Your Camera Around

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Some pictures are taken while others are made. Self-portraits by their very nature are pictures that require thinking, planning, and preparation. It’s the setup and process that lead to making a picture that reveals.

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BECOMING A MORE THOUGHTFUL and engaged photographer requires that we reflect upon, and seek to understand, who we are and who we want to become. It is easy to skim the surface of our story and disregard the details of our life as banal and bland. Yet your own story is one of a kind and worth exploring more.

We have to grind and mill the contents of our life to be able to tell ...

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