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

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29. Irresistible Pictures

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Before the artist arrived, I wanted to create a portrait without her there. For me, the empty chair, art supplies, and unfinished painting, work on two levels. It’s an insightful portrait of the artist and her work. And the scene is an invitation to step in, pick up a brush, and give painting a try.

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WHEN A PHOTOGRAPHER HAPPENS upon an interesting character or a beautiful scene, she just can’t resist. The picture has to be made. Making the pictures and recording the scene forever is a joy and something that can move our heart. Whether wildflowers illuminated by the setting sun or a daughter ...

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