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Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by John Batdorff

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4. Composition

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ISO 400 • 1/200 sec. • f/2.8 • 15mm lens

Creating with intention

This book is appropriately titled “From Snapshots to Great Shots” because our main objective is to take your everyday images to the next level. One of the surest ways to achieve this is to have a better understanding of composition.

For most of us, including myself, a snapshot is a quick click of the shutter button without much consideration for composition or exposure. Every once in a while we get lucky and a snapshot is a great shot, but it’s rare. Thus the word I want you to focus on in this chapter is intent. In previous chapters we started removing luck from ...

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