Photographers start with a frame and must decide what to include in their picture and, perhaps more importantly, what to leave out.
This involves not only the edges of a photograph but what is included in the foreground and background. When photographing you must be aware of these design elements, in addition to engaging with your subject and making technical decisions regarding light, exposure, and focus.
With practice and concentration these processes become intuitive and makes the act of photography, to quote Henri Cartier-Bresson, "a physical and intellectual joy."
Share the joy with Norman:
The Art of Photographic Design
with Norman Mauskopf
July 22 - July 27, 2012