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Photographically Speaking: A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images by David duChemin

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Sweeper Two, Agra, India, 2007

AS WE NEAR THE LAST FEW PHOTOGRAPHS, I want to point out something I think is important, and it has to do with being seduced by our subjects, particularly the exotic. So far we’ve looked at photographs I’ve made in Iceland, Jamaica, Italy, the United States, Haiti, India, Ethiopia, Nepal, Canada, Tunisia, and Kenya. Not once do I believe it would be fair to say that the light, the lines, the contrasts, the POV, the moment, or any of the other elements of the visual language were unimportant, trumped as they were because I made these photographs somewhere exotic. This is another photograph from India, and while some of the lines and shapes are what they are because of local and historical architecture, a photograph ...

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