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Lea r nhowt oc a pt ur ebea ut i f ulphot ogr a phsofbi r ds . Getgea rr ec ommenda t i onsf orev er ybudget , a nd l ea r nhowt oqui c k l ya da pty ourc a mer as et t i ngsf orqua l i t yr es ul t si na nywea t her . Ca pt ur ebi r dsi nfli ght wi t ht a c k s ha r pf oc usus i ngf ool pr ooft ec hni quesa ndmor e. COURSECONTENTS-REFERENCE/CHEATSHEETSSPECI FI CTOBI RDPHOTOGRAPHY GEARANDEQUI PMENT

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Shoot i ngLandscapes i nma nua lmo de I fy oua r enewt ophot ogr a phy , l a nds c a pesa r et heper f ec ts ubj ec tt opr a c t i c e ma nua lmode. La nds c a pesa l l owy oupl ent yoft i met oc a r ef ul l yc ons i derea c h c a mer as et t i ng. Don’ tr us hi t , t a k ey ourt i mea ndenj oyt hemoment . Us eat r i poda ndr emot er el ea s e. Tur nVi br a t i onReduc t i on/I ma geSt a bi l i s a t i onony ourl enst oOFF. SetMa nua lMode. SetI SOt o100or200. Thel owert heI SO, t hel es snoi s ey ou’ l lget . Thi swi l l ma k et hei ma gea ppea rs ha r per . Nexts etAper t ur et of / 13orf / 16. Adj us tt heexpos ur ebyc ha ngi ngt hes hut t ers peedi nMa nua lmode. Compos et hes hotwi t hf or egr oundi nt er es t . Pl a c i nga nobj ec ti nt ot he f or egr ounda ddsdept ha nddr a mat oal a nds c a pephot ogr a ph. Foc usonet hi r di nt ot hef r a me. Pi c ka nobj ec tt ha ti sa ppr oxi ma t el y1/ 3oft he wa yi nt oy ours c enea ndpl a c ey ourc r i t i c a lf oc usa tt hi spoi nt . Thi swi l lens ur e ma xi mum dept hoffiel dt hr ought heent i r es c ene.


LessonsFr om AnselAdams wha ty o uc a nl e a r nf r o mAns e lAda msquo t e s 1. “ Youdon’ tt a k eaphot ogr a ph, y ouma k ei t . ” Ans elwa snott a l k i nga boutphot oedi t i ngwhenhequot edt hi spha s e. Hemea nt y ouha v et owor ka tc a pt ur i nggr ea ts hot s . Spendt i mel ea r ni ngt hec r a f ta nd l ea r ni ngy ourgea r . Spendt i mewa t c hi ngy ours ubj ec t . Lea r nt os eel i k ea na r t i s t /phot ogr a phera ndus et ha tk nowl edget oc r ea t et heper f ec tphot ot ha ts t a nds outf r om t her es t . 2. “ Ther e’ snot hi ngwor s et ha nas ha r pi ma geofaf uz z yc onc ept . ” Notev er yi ma geneedst obes ha r p. Youc a nc r ea t eaphot ot ha t ' st ec hni c a l l y per f ec t , buti ts t i l lwon' tha v ea ni mpa c ti ft her e' snoc onc eptbehi ndi t . Some i ma gesa r emuc hbet t ers howi ngmot i onbl ura ndmov ement . I mper f ec t i onsc a n hel ppor t r a yc onf us i ona ndl os sofdi r ec t i on, dependi ngonwha ts t or yy oua r e wa nt i ngt ot el l .


3. “ Not ebook . Nophot ogr a phers houl dbewi t houtone. ” Thi nkt hens hoot . Whenwa st hel a s tt i mey ouwr ot edowna ny phot ogr a phy r el a t edi dea sonpa per ?Nowa da y si tneednotbepa per , y ouc oul da l s odot hi s ony ours ma r t phoneort a bl etnot esa pp. Ori nt hev er yl ea s t , t hi nka bouty our s ur r oundi ngsa sy oua r es et t i ngupy ournexts hot . Spendaf ewmi nut esnowa nd t henj ot t i ngdownwha ti sha ppeni nga r oundy ou. Bei ngmor ea wa r eofy our s ur r oundi ngswi l lnodoubthel pt oi mpr ov ey ourphot ogr a phy . 4.“ Ia ms ur et henexts t epwi l lbet heel ec t r oni ci ma ge, a ndIhopeIs ha l ll i v et o s eei t . It r us tt ha tt hec r ea t i v eey ewi l lc ont i nuet of unc t i on, wha t ev er t ec hnol ogi c a li nnov a t i onsma ydev el op. ” Ans elwa sl ook i ngf or wa r dt ot hedi gi t a la ge. Hea l s ounder s t oodt ha tnoma t t er howgoody ourgea ri s , y ous t i l lneedt owor kondev el opi ngac r ea t i v eey e. Cr ea t i v i t yi swha tma k esagr ea tphot o. 5. “ Thes i ngl emos ti mpor t a ntc omponentofac a mer ai st het wel v ei nc hes behi ndi t . ” Ans eli ss a y i ngher et ha ti t ’ snoty ourgea r , buty oua saphot ogr a phert ha t ma k est hei ma ge. I ma ge sbe l o wbyAns e lAda ms


6. “ Phot ogr a phyi smor et ha namedi um f orf a c t ua lc ommuni c a t i onofi dea s . I ti s ac r ea t i v ea r t . ”

Ans elAda msbel i ev edt ha tphot ogr a phyi snotonl yamea nsofdoc ument i ngl i f e, i ti sa l s oac r ea t i v eout l ets i mi l a rt oa r t . Lea r ni nghowt ous ey ourc a mer aa l l ows y out obea sc r ea t i v ea sy ouc hoos et obe. 7. “ Noma nha st her i ghtt odi c t a t ewha tot hermens houl dper c ei v e, c r ea t eor pr oduc e, buta l ls houl dbeenc our a gedt or ev ea lt hems el v es , t hei rper c ept i ons a ndemot i ons , a ndt obui l dc onfidenc ei nt hec r ea t i v es pi r i t . ”


8. “ Phot ogr a phy , a sapower f ulmedi um …of f er sa ni nfini t ev a r i et yofper c ept i on, i nt er pr et a t i ona ndexec ut i on. ” Ans eli ss potonwi t ht hi sone. I ’ v ephot ogr a phedt hes a mes c enewi t hadoz en di f f er entphot ogr a pher s , ea c honeofusc omi nga wa ywi t hat ot a l l ydi f f er ents et ofi ma gesdependi ngonhowweper c ei v edwha twa si nf r ontofusa ndhowwe c hos et oexec ut et hes hot . 9. “ Dodgi nga ndbur ni nga r es t epst ot a k ec a r eofmi s t a k esGodma dei n es t a bl i s hi ngt ona lr el a t i ons hi ps . ” Yest ha t ’ sr i ghtf ol k s . Ans elbel i ev edi npos tpr oc es s i ng. Notonl ydi dhebel i ev e i nedi t i nga ni ma ge, hea l s oc ons i der edi tanec es s i t y . He’ sa l s ok nownt oha v e s a i dt ha taphot oi snev erfini s hedunt i ly ouda r k ent heedges . 10. I ’ l ll ea v ey ouwi t honemor eofmyf a v our i t equot esf r om Ada m Ans el“ Ther ea r enor ul esf orgoodphot ogr a phs , t her ea r eonl ygoodphot ogr a phs ” . I ma ge sbe l o wbyAns e lAda ms


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Exposur eCompensat i on Ha v ey ouev ert a k enaphot ot oďŹ ndi tda r k erorl i ght ert ha ny ouwi s hedi t woul dbe?Expos ur ec ompens a t i ont el l st hec a mer at ha taphot ogr a phneedst o bel i ght erorda r k ert ha nt hea ut oma t i cc a l c ul a t edexpos ur e. Somec a mer a sha v eabut t ons i mi l a rt ot hi s+/ -s y mbol . I fy ou don’ ts eet hi ss y mbolony ourc a mer abody , y ouma yneedt ous ea c i r c ul a rdi a li ns t ea dt oa dj us tt heexpos ur e( c hec ky ourc a mer a ma nua l ) . Onc a nonc a mer a sy ouma ys eeaQbut t onont heba c k nea rt heLCDs c r een. Pr es st ha tbut t ona ndna v i ga t et ot he expos ur el i net oa dj us ti t . Expos ur ec ompens a t i oni smea s ur edi ns t ops . Aphot ogr a phs hota t+1 expos ur ec ompens a t i onwi l lha v er ec or dedt wi c ea smuc hl i ght( orbet wi c ea s br i ght )a saphot ogr a phs hota t0.

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Not e, expos ur ec ompens a t i ondoesnotwor konf ul lAUTOorMa nua lmode. RememberonAUTOmodet hec a mer aha sf ul lc ont r oloft hes et t i ngs . I ti snot neededonMa nua lmodebec a us ey ouc a na l r ea dya dj us tt heexpos ur el i net o y ourl i k i ng. i . eonma nua lmodey ouha v ef ul lc ont r ol . Her ea r eac oupl eofexa mpl esofwheny oumi ghtl i k et ous eexpos ur e c ompens a t i on. Whi t es ubj ec t sa ga i ns tda r k erba c k gr oundss et1or2 Whenphot ogr a phi ngawhi t ebi r da ga i ns tada r kba c k gr ound, t hec a mer awi l l us ua l l yexpos ef ort heda r kc ol or s . Thi sma yr es ul ti nt hebi r dbei ng ov er expos ed, t hr owi ngoutt hedet a i l soft hewhi t ef ea t her s . I nt hi ss c ena r i oi t ’ s bes tt ous e2expos ur ec ompens a t i on. Thes a met ec hni quea ndr ea s oni nga ppl i est obr i deswi t hwhi t edr es s es . Thel a s t t hi ngy ouwa nti sabr i dewi t hawa s hedoutdr es s !


Bi r dsorpl a nesa ga i ns tabl ues k ys et+1or+2 Whenphot ogr a phi ngbi r dsora i r c r a f ti ni ght , y ourc a mer awi l lgener a l l y expos ef ort hes k y , l ea v i ngt hes ubj ec tda r ki nc ompa r i s on. Thi si sas c ena r i o wher ey ouma ywa ntt ous ea+1or+2expos ur ec ompens a t i on.

Whenphot ogr a phi ngl a nds c a pest r y2/ 3r ds At ec hni quema nyl a nds c a pephot ogr a per sus ei st os eta nexpos ur e c ompens a t i onbet ween1/ 3a nd2/ 3r ds . Thi sens ur esa smuc hdet a i li sc a pt ur ed i nt hel a nds c a pea spos s i bl e, i nc l udi ngt hehi ghl i ght s . Theyk nowt heyc a nt hen br i ngoutmor edet a i li npos tpr oc es s i ngt ha nt heywoul dha v eha dt hei ma ge beenov erexpos edi ns omea r ea s .


Forbea c hors nowyl a nds c a pes , exper i mentwi t hs et t i ng+1 Abea c hors nowyl a nds c a pef r equent l yc onf us esy ourc a mer a ’ smet er , of t en r es ul t i ngi nda r k eri ma gest ha nmos twoul dl i k e.

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DaphneSt evens ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ Da phne St e v e ns Pho t o gr a phy / I t ’ sawonder f ult hi ngt oc omea c r os saphot ogr a pherwhoi sy ett odi s c ov erhow goodt heya r e. I t ’ sdur i ngt hi st i memos tphot ogr a pher swi l lpus ht hems el v es ha r dert ha nt heyev erha v e, a ndl ea r nmor et ha nt hey ’ l lev erk now, notonl ya bout t hei rc r a f tbuta l s ot hems el v es . Da phnei ss t i l lont hi sj our neyofs el fdi s c ov er y t hr oughherc a mer a . Heri ma gesa r ea ny t hi ngbutor di na r y . Thewa yDa phne ma k esus eofna t ur a ll i ghti sa bs ol ut el ys t unni ng, a ndt hewa yhergi r l sl ook s t r a i ghtpa s tt hec a mer aa nda tt hei rmot herwoul dnodoubtma k et heha r des tof hea r t smel t . I t ’ sbeena na bs ol ut epl ea s ur ewa t c hi ngDa phnegr owi nt ot he phot ogr a phers hei st oda y .


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Phot ogr a phybec a mea ni nt er es ta ndapa s s i onv er yea r l yi nl i f e. If oundmy s el f wa nt i ngt odoc umentmi l es t onesa ndmoment sa sea r l ya sa get wel v e. Mymom boughtmear ec t a ngul a r , flour es c entor a ngec a mer at ha tr equi r edt hephone s ha pedfil mc a r t r i dges . It hi nki twa saKoda kc a mer a ?Any wa y s , myf a v or i t ephot o t oda t e, wa sapi c t ur eofmyf oury ea rol dbr ot her ’ sa t t empta tma k i nghi sbedf or t hefir s tt i me. Bei ngs oy oung, Iof t engotdi s t r a c t edt ogoouta ndpl a ywi t hmy f r i ends , homewor ka nda l lt ha t . ButIa l wa y swentba c kt ophot ogr a phy . Thes pa r kr ei gni t edi nmewhenmyc ous i nha dherfir s ts onwhenIwa sa r ound t went yfiv e. If oundmy s el fc ha s i nghi ma r oundt hehous ea nda t t empt i ngt o doc umentev er y t hi nghedi d. Fi v esy ea r sl a t erIha dmyfir s tda ught era ndt he s pa r kc a meba c kwi t hav engea nc e. Ik newIneededt oc a pt ur eev enmor ewi t h her .Att het i me, Ionl yha daphonec a mer a , a nds i l l yl i t t l eedi t i nga pps . If ound my s el ft a k i ngpi c t ur esofherfinger sa ndt oes , a ndev er y t hi ngi nbet ween.Af ew y ea r sl a t er , myhubbywa sa bl et obuymemyfir s tDSLR, aCa nont 5i . Andt her es t i shi s t or y !


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? I ns pi r a t i onf ormei sev er y t hi ng. I ti sev er y wher e. Look i ngf oraj our neyofs or t s . " Wher ewi l lt hos es t a i r st a k eme? "" Wha t ’ sa tt het oporbot t om"I si tadoor wa y r ea dyt ot a k ey out oanewdi mens i on?Looka tt henega t i v es pa c ei nt ha ti ma ge! Shoul dIc r opi tout ?OrdoIwa ntt oi ma gi newha t ’ si nt ha ts pa c e?Myhea d a ut oma t i c a l l yt a k esmet oapl a c ei nSher l oc kHol mes , wher ei t ' sda r ka ndf oggy , a ndy oudon' tk nowwha t sa r oundt henextc or ner . Wha tdoIf eel ?HowdoIf eel ? Wher ei st hej our ney ?It r ya ndi mpl ementa l loft hes et hought si nmyi ma ges , a nd por t r a i t s .Iha v ea na c t i v ei ma gi na t i on, a ndIof t enl i k et oes c a pet ot hes eot her di mens i onsa nds eewha tIc a nma k eoft hem. WhenIa m outf orawa l kwi t hmyc a mer a , Il ooka tev er y t hi ng, c ol or s , s ha pes , l i ght . WhenIc omea c r os ss omet hi ngt ha tma k esmega s pordoadoubl et a k e, I k eeps t a r i nga ti tt hi nk i ng, t henIwi l lt a k et ha ta sa ni ns pi r a t i ona ndpr es st he s hut t erbut t on. I t ’ sha r ds omeda y st ofindt ha ti ns pi r a t i ona nds omet i mesha v ea c a r dofi ma gest ha tdon' tma k emef eela ny t hi ng. ButIf or c emy s el ft ol ook , t ofind t hebea ut ya ndmy s t er yi nt hi ngs .


WhenIt hi nkofwhoi ns pi r esmet hemos t , t hefir s tpeopl eIt hi nkofa r emy da ught er s . Theya r ees s ent i a l l yt her ea s onIwa ntt obet t ermy s el fev er y da y . Theyc ha l l engememor et ha na ny oneel s e( Notc ount i ngmyhus ba nda nd br ot her )Oneda yIwa ntmy s el ft obeTHEI Ri ns pi r a t i on, THEI Rr ea s ont ok eep fight i ngf orwha t ev ert heya r efight i ngf ori nt ha tmomenti nt hei rl i f e. Myhus ba ndi sahugepa r tofmyi ns pi r a t i on. Is t r uggl ewi t hdepr es s i on, a nd s omeda y st heba t t l ei nmyhea da r eha r dert ha not her s . Hei smya nc hora nd k eepsmef oc us ed. Her ec ent l yi s s uedac ha l l enget ome, a shenot i c edIwa si n as l ump. Hes a i dt ha ti fIc hoos et oa c c eptt hi smi s s i on, Iha v et ot a k eaphot o ev er yda yofs omet hi ngr a ndom, a sl ongi ti s n' tofourda ught er s . I ' m not or i ous f ora l wa y sa ndonl yt a k i ngphot osoft hegi r l s , henc enev erget t i ngoutofmy c omf or tz one. Imus tha v et ha tphot ot a k en, edi t ed, a nds entt ohi m ei t herby t extorema i lby1pm da i l y . Onc ehes eesi t , he' dputa wa y$5f orev er yi ma get o us eona ny t hi ngt ha tper t a i nst ophot ogr a phy . He' dgi v eme$10dol l a r si ft her e wer epeopl ei nt hei ma ge( NOTofourgi r l s )t ha tIha v es pok ent of a c et of a c e a ndgot t enper mi s s i ont ot a k et hei rphot o. Si nc et hen, Iha v egot t enmy s el fout ofmys l ump, outofmyc omf or tz one, a ndI ' m nowl ook i nga tt hi ngsdi f f er ent l y , a ndwi t hmor epur pos e. Ic a nf eelt ha tI ' v ei mpr ov ed, a ndIa ms o, s ot ha nk f ul f orhi ma ndhi sf a i t hi nme.


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Ta ny a ' sc our s eha sbeeni ns t r ument a li nmyl ea r ni ngt ous emyc a mer a . Ij oi ned t hi sc our s epr oba bl yc l os et ofiv ey ea r sa gonow, a ndi t ’ st hemos ts ol i da nds a f e gr oupsIha v eev erbeeni n. Thes uppor tf r om i t ' smember sa r es oi nc r edi bl y hel pf ul , nott oment i ont hef r i ends hi psa ndr el a t i ons hi pst ha tev ol v ea r enot hi ng s hor tofi ns pi r i ngt ome. Ia ma l wa y si na weofTa ny a ' sunwa v er i ngs uppor t , a ndpa t i enc e. Iha v ec omes o f a ri nmyphot ogr a phy , nott oment i onha v eev enl ea r neds omet hi ngsa bout my s el fi nt hi sj our ney , a ndIwi l la l wa y sl ookf or wa r dt owha t sc omi ngnext .


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Iha v eha ds oma nymemor a bl ea ndl i ghtbul bmoment sov ert hey ea r s . Al wa y s ev ent ua l l yget t i ngs omet hi ngt ha tIa i medt odo, orha v ea c hi ev eds omet hi ng bet t ert ha nt hel a s tt i me. Myv er yďŹ r s tmomentIr ememberv er yf ondl y , a ndwi t h abi gs mi l eonf a c e. Myol des tda ught erwa ss t i l li nJ uni orKi nder ga r t en. Iha d wa l k edt ot hes c hoolonagor geousf a l lda y . Al lt hel ea v esont hes t r eetwer e br i ghty el l ow, r eda ndbr own. Ther ewa sac hur c hr i ghta c r os st hes t r eetofher s c hoolt ha tha dabl a nk etofl ea v ess t r ewna l lov ert hel a wn. It ookt he oppor t uni t yt opl a ywi t ht hegi r l si nt hos el ea v es , a ndIc a pt ur edoneofmy f a v or i t ei ma gesofmyol des tda ught erj us tl ook i nga tmewi t hl ov ei nherl i t t l e ey es , c ov er edi nl ea v es , wi t hherha ndt ouc hi ngherba bys i s t er si nt hebot t om l ef tc or ner . Notl onga f t er , myf r i enda ndherda ught erj oi nedusf orapl a y , a ndI wa sa bl et oc a pt ur ea l lt hr eeoft hegi r l sl a y i ngi nt hel ea v est oget her . I tr ea l l y wa saper f ec tda y , a ndt heper f ec tmoment , a ndamemor yt ha tIwi l lt r ea s ur e f or ev er .


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? I ' m nots os ur eIha v eaf a v or i t epl a c epers a y . I ' mv er ydr a wnt ot a k i ngmy por t r a i t si nl a r geďŹ el ds , l i k eawi l dl i f ec ons er v a t or y , wher et her ea r epl ent y oft r eesf ort hes unt os hi net hr ough, woodenr a i l sa l ongpa t hst owa l ka nd s i ton, a ndal a k et owa l kby . Ma y bei fI ' ml uc k yt her ewi l lbeabr i dget o wa l kov er . I t ' st hos ek i ndofpl a c esI ' mv er ydr a wnt o, a ndpr ef ert os hooti n.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Ev ent houghIha v eha dal ov ef orphot ogr a phys i nc eIwa sv er yy oung, If ea r t ha ti tma ybet ool a t et obur s ti nt ot hepr of es s i ona lphot ogr a phybus i nes s . I t ’ s s t i l ladr ea m ofmi ne, a ndi t ' ss omet hi ngt ha ti sl i t er a l l yonmymi ndev er y s i ngl eda y . Tha ti ni t s el ft el l smet ha ti t ' swor t hgi v i ngi tas hot . Ont heot her ha ndI ' ma bs ol ut el yt er r i fiedt ot hr owmy s el fi nt ot hef r a y . I ’ v ehea r ds oma ny hor r ors t or i esa bouthowc l i ent ss omet i mest r ea tt hei rphot ogr a pher , dema ndi ngt hi sa ndt ha t , a ndgoi ngt hr oughy ourc ont r a c twi t hafinet oot hed c ombt ogett hebes tdea lt heyc a n, a ndt a l kt hei rwa yi nt oget t i ngs omet hi ng t ha ty ouha v en' tt houghtof . Al loft hi s , mor et ha na ny t hi ngel s ema k esme a f r a i dt oputmy s el foutt her e. My“ wha ti f ' s ”k i c ki na ndIba c kdown. I ' m nev ers ur ei fIf or gott oputs omet hi ngi nmyc ont r a c torot hert hi ngsl i k et ha t . Ma y beev ent ua l l yI ' l lgetov ert ha tf ea ra ndj us tdoi t . Ma y beIwon' t . Ido k nowhowev er , t ha twha t ev erIdo, Ia ms ur et ha tt hi ngswi l lwor kt hems el v es out .


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Thebes tpi ec eofa dv i c eIc oul dt el la ny onea ndev er y one, woul dbet ohi def r om wha tIc a l lt hec ompa r i s onmons t er . Ia mt hewor s tf orc ompa r i ngmy s el fa ndmy wor kt oot her s . Ifindmy s el fs a y i ngt omy s el f , Whydi dn' tIt hi nkoft ha t ?Why c a n' tIdot ha t ?I ' l lnev erbea bl et ogets omet hi ngl i k et ha t , a ndI ' l lnev erbet ha t good. Onc eIgeti nt ot ha tf r a meofmi ndt her e' sa100% c ha nc et ha tI ' l lf eell i k e c r a pa ndI ' l lputmyc a mer adown, f orwhok nowshowl ong.I ' v ec omet or ea l i z e, t ha tt her ewi l la l wa y s , a l wa y sbes omeonebet t er . Ther e' sa l wa y ss omeone bet t ert ha nt hebes tphot ogr a pheroutt her er i ghtnow, a tt hi smoment . The c ompa r i s onmons t eri ss omet hi ngoutofni ght ma r es , a ndc a nt r ul ybea hi ndr a nc e, a ndma k ey ouf eela ndt hi nkt ha ty oua r enot hi ng. J us tr emembert ha t ev er y onei sa tadi f f er entpl a c ei nt hei rj our ney . Someha v ej us ts t a r t ed, s ome a r ei nt hemi ddl ea nds omea r emuc hf a t hera l ong. Buti fy ouk eepput t i ngone f ooti nf r ontoft heot her , y out oo, wi l loneda ygett her e. Tos eemor eofDa phne’ swor kv i s i t ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ Da phneSt ev ens Phot ogr a phy / Lea r nmor ea boutourOnl i nePhot ogr a phyCour s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml


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SLR Photography Guide - April Edition 2018  

A digital magazine for photographers. Featuring student images from our Online Photography Courses over at https://www.slrphotographyguide.c...

SLR Photography Guide - April Edition 2018  

A digital magazine for photographers. Featuring student images from our Online Photography Courses over at https://www.slrphotographyguide.c...