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The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs by David duChemin

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Lesson 12. Learn to Isolate

It’s been said that photography is the art of exclusion. It’s as important, in making a compelling photograph, to exclude what we do not want within the frame of our image as it is to include what we want. In fact, when we include what we want without carefully excluding the rest we introduce too much to the image, and we dilute the impact of the elements we were hoping would make the photograph what it is. Honing this art of exclusion is a significant step forward on the photographic journey, and learning to isolate your subject is an important part of that. Here are a couple of significant ways you can begin to isolate your subject and give it greater power within the frame, undiluted by the noise of elements that ...

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