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The Visual Palette by Brian Matiash

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye15 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 160January 27, 2012

PART I

Composition

“There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were, we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that’s impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants.”

—ARNOLD NEWMAN

Before you choose whether to crop to a square format, before you decide how much contrast to add in post-production, and even before you choose which aperture to use, you must first compose your photo. Before all else, the content of your photo must be conceived and arranged ...

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