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Some thoughts on photographic composition

David Ward

T-shirt winning landscape photographer, one time carpenter, full-time workshop leader and occasional author who does all his own decorating.


Following the recent Meeting of Minds conference, photographer and blogger Malcolm Ragget’s posted his personal summation of the weekend.


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In a thought-provoking article, Malcolm calls for landscape photographers to broaden their horizons and consider metaphor as a key ingredient of a good photograph. Toward the end of the post he makes a plea for “…delegates to think more deeply about their photography, to let go of the camera-as-craft and use it as a tool of enquiry…” The notion of letting go of “camera-as-craft” really struck a chord in me – although not, perhaps, in the way that Malcolm intended.

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