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Is Composition Over-rated?

In The Craft, Thoughts & Theory, Vision Is Better by David18 Comments

Sometimes the strangest things show up like unexpected gifts on the doorstep – like the comment I got just yesterday that told me (I’m paraphrasing) that all my talk about composition and storytelling was nonsense. The less-paraphrased version was that scenes are what they are and they compose themselves. I’m not going to lie: I would have laughed if it …

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Learning to See

In Video podcast, Vision Is Better by David17 Comments

Good morning. It’s Thursday, July 06, and how this week just crept by while I wasn’t looking, I have no idea. But I do have another episode of Vision is Better for you, and with it a chance to win a signed copy of The Soul of the Camera. I hope you’re having a great summer (for those of you …

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5 Ways to Make Deeper Images

In The Craft, Thoughts & Theory by David13 Comments

In the coming weeks I’m going to be talking a lot about making images with soul, and being the source of that spark in our images. More than ever I believe, in our enthusiasm about the astonishing marvels our cameras can be, we’ve forgotten that in photography, to quote Eve Arnold “it’s the photographer, not the camera, that is the …