Taking the Image

Once you've taken the time to configure the camera's settings so that the technical quality is assured, it's time to think about what else goes into making an interesting and successful photograph and how to use your camera to achieve those ends. If you're already a seasoned photographer, then some, if not all, of the topics we're about to cover may be nothing new to you. But it's worth noting that although traditional framing and compositional guidelines can be applied to all photos, with digital photography certain aspects need to be treated differently than they would with a film image.

Framing

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