15 Putting It All Together

But to put into expressive form the qualities of the natural world and its significance to humanity requires a very special technique, craft, and sensibility—also a great compassion.

ANSEL ADAMS

Now that we covered both theory and practice in some detail, let’s look at a real-world example.

When used as a medium for making creative, artistic images, it is important to approach the technical aspects of photography, as well as aesthetic characteristics of the subject or scene photographed, as means to an expressive end. Therefore, I place great emphasis on the inner experience I wish to express and to evoke in my viewers. Without having such an experience and making it the explicit goal for an image, we may end up with ...

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