Sharpness and Blur


Chance and Intention

Holding your camera loosely with an outstretched arm and snapping a photo arbitrarily sometimes produces really exciting results. This method is how I captured the photograph of the jogger (page 145). Within a collection of coincidental photos, there is often one that has real thematic and compositional merit. One need not equate this method with deliberate photographic composition.

It is not easy to create a photograph in Venice that does not resemble a photograph that has been taken many times before. Clichés can be avoided by skipping out on the usual tourist traps and heading off the beaten path with ...

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