Part Two. Visual Language

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Nikon D3s, 35mm, 30 seconds @ f/16, ISO 800

Lake Tahoe, California, 2011.

Introduction

ONCE WE’VE SEEN SOMETHING and raised the camera to our eye with the intent to create a photograph—that is, we’ve got something to say, and in our hands have the tools to say it—the rest boils down to words and grammar. Elements and decisions. That’s about as tidily as I can break it down, and while there are times when it’s obvious which ...

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