Putting the subject first

In the Complete Photographer Tom Ang reminds us about not letting the technicalities of acquiring an image get in the way

but to get the expression right, to get your images to speak in just the right voice.

Ang (2010)

Before I started this course I would get hung up with choosing the correct aperture, ISO, White Balance etc, just satisfied to get an exposure that looked good. However TAOP has taught me the finer points of composition. I have a better knowledge of the science that goes on inside my camera, so I can now concentrate on what’s infront of my camera. However those technicalities do help me achieve particular image qualities, whether it’s to have a shallow depth of field or use blur to create motion for example.

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