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The Elements of Photography, 2nd Edition by Angela Faris Belt

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IMAGE © ANGELA FARIS BELT, Ice Prints, from the series Traces.

MATERIALS, PROCESSES, AND PRESENTATION: THE AGGREGATE IMAGE

THE PHOTOGRAPH IS NOT A PICTURE OF SOMETHING BUT IS AN OBJECT ABOUT SOMETHING. —ROBERT HEINECKEN

PART 1: GOING BACK TO THE BEGINNING

We start with a concept, from our mind’s eye or by exploring the world through sight. We see something that intrigues us, that inspires or moves us, that makes us question, entertains or simply pleases us. We want to capture it in a photograph. We frame the scene in our camera’s viewfinder; we meter the light and set the ISO, aperture, and shutter speed for good exposure density. We carefully ...

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