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6 Advanced Techniques for Your Sony Alpha SLT

6
Advanced Techniques for Your Sony Alpha SLT

Of the primary foundations of great photography, only one of them—the ability to capture a compelling image with a pleasing composition—takes a lifetime (or longer) to master. The art of making a photograph, rather than just taking a photograph, requires an aesthetic eye that sees the right angle for the shot, as well as a sense of what should be included or excluded in the frame; a knowledge of what has been done in the medium before (and where photography can be taken in the future); and a willingness to explore new areas. The more you pursue photography, the more you will learn about visualization and composition. When all is said and done, this is what photography is all about.

The other basics of photography—equally essential—involve more technical aspects: the ability to use your camera’s features to produce an image with good tonal and color values; to achieve sharpness (where required) or unsharpness (when you’re using selective focus); and to master appropriate white/color balance. It’s practical to learn these technical skills in a timeframe that’s much less than a lifetime, although most of us find there is always room for improvement. You’ll find the basic information you need to become proficient in each of these technical areas in this book.


  

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