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Capturing Time

We all know of the three dimensions and we all do our best to make sure our twodimensional pictures have a threedimensional look and feel to them. However, says Ian Plant, there is another dimension that is lost in translation: time

When you make a photograph, you squish our threedimensional world into a twodimensional rectangle, robbing the scene of depth. There is another dimension that is also lost in translation: time, the fourth dimension. A good composition can create the illusion of depth, but how can one capture time in a static photograph?

Composition provides part of the answer. The dynamic spacing and positioning of visual elements can create compositional energy, giving a photo the illusion of vibrancy and life. For example ...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 34 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Ian Plant is a full time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, and he is a frequent contributor to Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazines, among others.

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