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Exploring Color Photography, 6th Edition by Robert Hirsch

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With his camera in one hand and a flash in the other (to stop the action), Mark Cohen violated the rules of personal space (2–3 feet from the subject) to capture the machismo of the boy with a cigarette. Believing the prepared mind can make the most of chance, Cohen relied on the depth of field of his wide-angle lens that allowed him to guesstimate both the focus distance and the framing (he did not look through the viewfinder). Cohen recalls how the elements that were unseen at the moment of capture came together to portray the group dynamics, “I was very lucky that the candypop was red, the shirt yellow, the jacket blue, the small color squares ...

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