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Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs by Roberto Valenzuela

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12. Paintings and Artwork

CREATING STRIKING IMAGES at all sorts of locations can be a challenge. The average room inside a house or hotel consists of the same elements: furniture, decorative mirrors, lamps, paintings and artwork, windows, and so on. We must become able to use these items in ways that yield amazing photographs. This is where paintings and artwork come in very handy. Paintings and artwork are versatile because they come in so many designs, shapes, colors, and sizes. They make outstanding backgrounds and can make an average pose look fascinating. Paintings are also a great alternative to photographing people in front of walls. A simple wall is usually no match for a wall with a mural; a hotel room wall cannot compare to a large ...

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