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The Elements of Photography by Angela Faris Belt

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APPENDIX A:DEFINITION OF TERMS

 

 

In the Introduction to this text I recommend choosing a topic to research and photograph. There are many ways of working in photography, and the following terms should help to inspire and clarify some of them.

THREE MODES OF WORKING

1. Series: A grouping of images which stand alone but, when viewed as a group add dimension to the statement made by any single image.

2. Sequence: A grouping of images which must be viewed as a group in order to understand the statement being made. Nicholas Nixon’s The Brown Sisters is an amazing example of a sequence whose structure stretches over decades.

3. Narrative: A sequence which tells a story. Like most stories, photographic sequences have a beginning, middle, and end. ...

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