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Urban and Rural Decay Photography by J. Dennis Thomas

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Three Composition and Technique

FIGURE 3.1 Detail of railroad tracks. You can combine a number of different composition guidelines in one image. Nikon D300s with Nikon 35 mm f/1.8G. 1/160 @ f/11 ISO 200

FIGURE 3.1 Detail of railroad tracks. You can combine a number of different composition guidelines in one image. Nikon D300s with Nikon 35 mm f/1.8G. 1/160 @ f/11 ISO 200

One of the most often overlooked aspects of decay photography, and photography in general these days, is composition and technique. Since very few contemporary photographers are classically trained, quite often the first and foremost thing on a photographer’s mind isn’t composition, but exposure and whether the image is properly exposed. Then composition comes, sometimes as an afterthought.

While exposure is definitely a very important factor ...

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