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The Enthusiast's Guide to Travel Photography by Jordana Wright

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38. PEOPLE AS A COMPOSITIONAL COMPONENT

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SOMETIMES THE HUMAN element in a picture is just that: an element. When you find yourself photographing a location or subject that is larger than life, or so incredible it barely seems real, including a person in the frame can help ground the image and make it easier to comprehend. Take a quick look through travel photos on Instagram and you’ll see thousands of examples of photographers utilizing people as a compositional element.

However, standing in front of the Grand Canyon and saying to your friend, “Hey, Walter, go stand next to that shrub and look at me,” doesn’t mean you’ll have a wanderlust-inspiring ...

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