This Picture Sucks


and so do yours


There are a lot of shitty sites about photography on the internet, I’ve highlighted a couple of them, but there are a couple of really decent ones. Luminous Landscape is one of them, and it’s pretty much the only place on the internet where you can talk about digital MF with people who’ve done more than read a PhaseOne press release.

I don’t like John Paul Caponigro. His dad, Paul Caponigro, is an incredible artist, easily one of the strongest expressive landscape shooters ever. John Paul is a photoshop jockey who could, on a good day, clean his father’s darkroom. All that said, he managed to write a pretty decent piece on composition for LL.

Composition is a goddamn trap for beginning photographers. People look at their shots and – doesn’t matter if they know what the hell they’re talking about – say stuff like, “oh yeah, I like the composition in this one.” Uh, yeah. Anyway, composition is simply order. It’s the act of ordering the objects and tones of a scene. That’s all there is to it.
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