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CHAPTER 4. COMPOSITION > 38 Discovering Details

38 Discovering Details

A small detail can say a lot. If you take a photo of the entire facade of a house, the charm of the house can get lost, but sometimes just a unique detail can speak for the whole building. Instead of using a wide-angle lens to capture large subjects, impressive images are also to be found in small things. Pay attention to what’s underfoot, get close up to your subjects and focus on what you really want your picture to express. Less is more.

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Zooming in on a detail creates a more intimate impression than photographing the entire building from afar. // PHOTO: ELIN RANTAKRANS

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When shooting a common subject, study photographs by other photographers and think about what makes them good. Maybe you’ll discover a new perspective on the subject. City Hall, Stockholm, Sweden. // PHOTO: HASSE HOLMBERG


  

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