7. Compositional Aesthetics


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Creating a Visually Literate Image

A well-designed photograph forms a coherent conclusion for the viewer. The subject matter and the creative way you capture it affects how the image is received. But finding your personal vision goes beyond what you choose to photograph. Instead, it’s rooted in how you arrange objects in the scene, use color, and control perspective to your advantage. In this chapter, you’ll learn techniques that will enrich your visual literacy to effectively depict long and brief exposure times. Beginning with the rules of pictorial ...

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