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The Print and the Process: Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression by David duChemin

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Introduction

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Antarctica, 2011.

There comes a moment for most photographers when the desire to create a decent photograph gets overtaken by the desire to create a personal photograph. The two are not necessarily, nor even remotely, the same. A lot of technically perfect photographs are out there that will never move the heart or mind of another. And, frankly, there are a lot of very personal photographs, devoid of much craft at all, that won’t move anyone either. But combine the two and I think we come close to a working definition of a “good” photograph. If art has something of the artist within it, then both the intent of the artist and the ability ...

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