Using Shapes in Photography

Photography demands that we study light quickly, but more importantly, to observe how light interacts with everything around us. Traditional visual methods like painting and drawing can do that too, but with photography, that sort of light-studying capability is not just fast, but also widespread. Eyes alone are not simply enough for studying how light affects shape; it’s easier to focus on all the shapes around us by framing a portion of…

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