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

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18. Point of View

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I had just received some devastating news before traveling to the coastal town of Brighton in the UK. When I arrived, I walked around capturing photographs, like this one. I was looking to compose images that felt small, sad, lonely, and blue. While no picture reflected how I felt, it was cathartic to try.

Canon 5DMii, 70–200mm lens, f/10

I WAS BRAND-NEW to mountain biking and proud of my unridden mountain bike glistening in the sun. Noticing my distracted gaze a friend said, “Hey, let’s go get that thing dirty.” And we were off to the trails. Up and up we went, climbing to the top of a peak. Elated and out of breath, we were ...

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