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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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25. CAPTURING DETAILS

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THE DETAILS ARE often among the most cherished images you’ll capture, yet they’re also some of the most overlooked photographic opportunities. Tiny hands, dirty toes, well-earned wrinkles, a favorite mug, a beloved toy—these are the things memories are made of.

No special equipment is required (unless the details you’re after are really quite small, in which case a macro lens or close-up filter may be useful). All you need to capture details is an observant eye. One of the fun things about details is that, by their nature (being a small slice of an overall scene), they lend themselves to interesting compositions where you ...

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