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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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19. KEEP INTENDED USE IN MIND

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WHEN TRYING TO decide how to frame a scene, it often makes sense to let the scene and subject dictate the format. But sometimes you photograph something for a specific purpose, where the photo needs to fit into a particular format or layout. Maybe it’s a photo you’re planning to use on your kid’s birthday invitations. Maybe you’re a crafter who’s photographing your latest creation for your blog (and Pinterest). Or maybe you’re just trying to make something fun to spiff up your Facebook timeline cover.

No matter the case, if you have a specific use in mind for an image, there is a set of parameters you need to figure ...

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