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Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop by Vincent Versace

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The End of the Beginning

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

—Albert Einstein

Before you ever press the shutter, there must be something that moves you to do so. If you are not moved, you will not move others. See the image in your mind’s eye in its completed form, and make your captures so that the experience of time will be an element in your final print. Then, when you take your captures to your computer, try to re-create your original vision, removing everything that doesn’t conform to that vision. Do not try to make a memorable image out of a capture made casually, even if it was a happy accident.

If you have read all that has preceded this, you know that a still camera’s limitations are also its power. John Paul Caponigro ...

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