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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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18. Execution

This execution portion of the book ties everything together. Four elements remain foremost in my mind whenever I’m doing a photo shoot: Lighting through Direction, Simplicity through Subtraction, Beauty through Angles, and Perspective through Lenses. By remembering these four elements, I know I will produce great work, regardless of what equipment I’m using and who, where, or when I’m shooting.

I created the Execution chart out of my own needs. As a wedding photographer, I shoot in locations chosen for me, at a time of the couple’s choosing, and with more emotions and family dynamics swirling around than a TV drama. With so many variables, I need something to be constant. I purposely keep this list of constants short and to the ...

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