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Take Your Photography to the Next Level by George Barr

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3 Composing

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Driftwood IISymmetry makes for a quiet, stable, and calm image. It could be thought boring, but that really depends on how much there is to the image.

Sketching to Make Photographs

A powerful tool in learning to see, and subsequently in composing your own images, is to make an outline sketch of the image you are studying or the composition you propose to record. To be honest, I don’t run around with pencil and pad sketching the outlines before I photograph, but that’s because I can imagine the sketch, and there is no reason why you can’t do the same with a bit of practice.

If truth be known, my process of making crude outline sketches ...

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