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Composition

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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Recommended: The Bride Was Beautiful

Over the past month or so, you dudes have read 30 or so posts where I’m either insulting people, making dick jokes, or declaring the death of god. I will continue to do so, as men do, but today I’m going to do something different.

This is probably all over the internet, cause that’s where I found The Bride Was Beautiful by french photographer Romain Blanquart. Now, the site sucks and his bio makes me want to choke a dude, but whatever. Look at the series, it’s amazing. No gimmicks, no discussions of bokeh, bullshit effects or all that other crap I talk about here. Every picture tells a story, it’s good, honest, straight photography.

It’s so obvious that this is it, this it what it should be like, and so infuriating to see dudes trying to run scams with bullshit tricks. Take a hint.

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