You may have heard the old saying: “I was going to write you a short letter, but I didn’t have time, so I wrote you a long one instead.”
It’s hard to write tight. It’s hard to photograph tight as well. Most professional photographers separate themselves from the amateur by knowing what NOT to include in a photo.
It takes more work to decipher what should and should not go into a photographic composition. The lazy photographer just shoots everything and figures he/she will deal with it in post.
Your images should be direct and to the point. When in doubt, leave it out. Think about making your photographic point and moving on.
When you’re about to make your next photograph, ask yourself if you’re being visually brief. If not, put your back into it and decide what you can do without.
Sponsored by PMA – It’s not too early to mark your calendar because this is big. For the first time in the USA, the PMA tradeshow and conference will be open to the general public – September 6-11, 2011 in Las Vegas. See you there – http://bit.ly/9yaL2I
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