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The Elements of Photography by Angela Faris Belt

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INTRODUCTION

 

 

“Like all art, photography creates its own reality. And the best photos are not those which succinctly record what has been seen, but those which understand how to structure this according to rules and laws specific to the genre.”   —From Icons of Photography

There is just “something about” certain photographs, isn’t there? If you’re like me, you pause at the sight of a small percentage of photographs you see in magazines and journals, on gallery and museum walls, in family archives and in antique stores, and marvel at that something. That “something” is hard to describe linguistically; it exists strictly as a visual construct. ...

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