A Photographic Primer, introduction

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams

A photograph starts way before you reach for a camera. It starts in your mind, moments before you pick a camera up, or months, years before. All the elements that make a photograph need to come together before you press the shutter. Its easier to break down what makes a photograph to know what to look for.

There are four key elements that go into making any great photograph. Light, Composition, Timing & Creativity.

Some are more important than others for a particular photograph but you cant ignore any of them completely.

You also don’t have to nail every single one to get a good photograph, to get a great shot you need to at least get 2 or 3 of them right.

Part 1 ~ Light is now online

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