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

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Introduction

Photography is a combination of light and life—what is present in front of and behind the lens. It is the art of looking at the surface and within. And the pictures we make are filled with an autobiographical undertone. Since this book and its pictures are a reflection of me, what’s my story? Well, I am a teacher and photographer who loves what I do. But why?

Because the camera is a curious and inquisitive tool that allows us to see more clearly, to get beneath the surface of things and to gain depth and insight that otherwise would have been lost. When photographing people, this is amplified to a whole new degree. Whether creating pictures of the young, the old, or life as it unfolds, the camera guides, deepens, and directs. And ...

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