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The Rules of Photography and When to Break Them by Haje Jan Kamps

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Lighting

Wouldn’t it be nice if you always had picture-perfect lighting in every shot you ever take? It sure would, but sadly, that’s very rarely the case when we’re talking about photography. You’ll very often find that you have too much light, too little light, light of the wrong color, light coming from the wrong direction, light that’s too harsh or too fuzzy …

Photographers love to complain about this for a very simple reason: light is photography. Without light, there are no photos to be taken. Your camera has an exceptional ability to capture light and use it to create stunning compositions. All you need to do is learn how! By keeping a close eye on lighting conditions, you can ensure that you take full advantage of available light, ...

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