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Every photo is a balancing act

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A fundamental part of composition, balance is arranging the elements of the frame such that tension is both created and resolved. Balance is not about things being exactly the same in some scientific sense: that is veering into the idea…

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Context is everything

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How do you know whether the person you’ve photographed in a white coat is a doctor, a scientist, or an artist? You don’t, unless you add a layer of context. An operating theatre, a set of bubbling beakers, or a…

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A riot of colour

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A good black-and-white photo is classic. But colour is seductive. Colour is the spice of life, and it is a key driver in evoking emotion in your photographs. It is, without question, one of the most powerful forms of non-…

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The rule of odds

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The rule of odds is simple to understand: odd numbers of items work better in a photograph than even numbers of the same things. If you a photographing more than one of something, three or five of those somethings will…

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