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Learning to Photograph - Volume 1 by Georg Banek, Cora Banek

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01

A Bit of Photo Theory

Images

»Pictures, regardless of how they are created and re-created, are intended to be looked at. This brings to the forefront not the technology of imaging, which of course is important, but rather what we might call the eyenology (seeing).« Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer

In addition to the three spatial dimensions of reality, there is a fourth dimension of time. Photography gives us a chance to capture specific moments and certain ways of looking at the world and to conserve them permanently. But as soon as you’ve taken your first pictures, a seemingly endless chain of questions starts to arise: Why am I taking ...

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