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The Art of Composition

written by: Steve Mulligan

As crucial as technical expertise, a strong composition takes a photograph to a new level. When a photograph displays a high level of technical expertise, it has passed the first mile-stone of photography. The next hurdle is composition; no matter the level of technical expertise displayed in a print, if the composition and subject matter fall short, the final image will fail. As with most creative endeavors, composition requires a strong balance between creation and execution, between reality and intuition. Cropping A photograph is a carefully selected excerpt from the world around us. Choosing the boundaries of the scene is Read more »