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Canon EOS 6D by James Johnson

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Chapter Six: Capturing the Image—Composition and Focus

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Composition

Of all the activities involved in taking a photograph, composition is by far the most subjective element and the greatest opportunity to create art. Even if your camera is mounted on a microscope so that you can record the otherwise invisible world, you still determine what to include in your photograph so it will communicate your ideas to your audience. The camera has a robust set of tools to optimize the result, but it can’t create the composition for you.

In composition, you need to be aware of conditions such as strong backlighting, the extremely broad dynamic range required ...

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