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I judge many photo contests. I also critique photos on a regular basis. When a photographer stands in front of me and feels the need to explain their photo, I know I’m in trouble.

You see, if you have true photographic vision, you have clarity and if you have clarity, you don’t need to explain or defend your images.

Clarity is about what emotions or feelings the image is trying to evoke, not the facts behind the image.

Photographic clarity is about passion of purpose. It’s about a single-minded desire to protect a memory. It’s about story telling with a camera that’s so powerful, no words are necessary.

Photographic clarity is about the freedom to express YOUR vision with a camera in a way that moves others.

So don’t just think about making a picture that the pixel peepers down at the camera club will note as sharp. Make one that moves people everywhere to understand your vision.

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