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The Digital Photographer’s Notebook: A Pro’s Guide to Adobe Photoshop CS3, Lightroom, and Bridge by Kevin Ames

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Chapter 5. Musings on Clouds

PHOTOGRAPHY CAN BE HARD WORK, physically and mentally: lugging cameras, lights, grip equipment, and computers; collaborating with clients, models, and stylists; and working within the vagaries of weather on location.

Some photoshoots are more strenuous than others. I sometimes find creative purpose outdoors, alone, lying on my back looking at clouds and seeing shapes in them. Occasionally, I lift the camera from my chest, frame one of these atmospheric apparitions, and make its photograph. I then enjoy a well-deserved respite from those photographic exertions. I close my eyes and briefly nap. When I open them again, the clouds have created a whole new skyscape for my enjoyment. I study it, capture more images, and ...

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