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The Elements of Photography by Angela Faris Belt

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Place a camera in the hands of a chimpanzee at the zoo, and in a short time the chimp will prove that taking pictures is easy. On the other hand, making photographs— creating images from light as practiced by the best photographers—is a complex and deliberate process. Unlike taking pictures, making photographs entails not only pointing the camera at something and releasing the shutter, but consciously regarding the ways in which photography’s technical elements relate to the subject at hand. The technical elements of photography—the photographic frame and its borders; the quality of focus as determined by the aperture or lens; shutter speeds and their effects in relation to time and motion; and the physical media used to create ...

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