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

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12. Be Quiet

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Father and son pause during a lull while bodysurfing at Guacamaya Beach in Costa Rica. This image was captured quietly and without an exchange of words.

Canon 5DMii, 50mm lens, f/16, Del Mar Housing

THE INCREMENTS OF TIME have been sliced and diced into smaller and smaller pieces. Life moves like a time-lapsed movie. The day-to-day details are lost and sometimes disappear. We drive to work but don’t really remember what happened between leaving home and pulling into our parking spot. Such speed deadens our senses. Memories blur and moments become fuzzy. We listen but don’t really hear. There is just too much to take in, so we don’t. ...

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