Technical Competence by Brent Daniel

Making a good image requires that we be adept with the tools of the trade. Monet obviously couldn’t craft murals of water lilies until he’d learned to handle a brush and mix paints. Learning to adeptly use a camera and its relevant features is an obvious, yet sometimes overlooked, necessity…

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What Makes a Good Photograph? by Brent Daniel

A quick search of the web will give you no shortage of answers to this question, things like: subject matter, composition, color, light, story, detail, uniqueness, moment... seem to come up over and over. But, while these answers aren't wrong, they're a bit unsatisfying. Why are these things important? And how do they all fit together?

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