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Beauty And Decay

Many people think that their photographs look boring but this is often because the subjects themselves are average and relatively uninteresting. So, how do we choose more striking subjects to photograph? David Hay has the story

What sort of subjects do we most enjoy taking photographs of? As a photographic judge I get to see lots of pictures every year. Probably the most popular subject is a sunrise or a sunset. Why are these subjects so popular with photographers? Well, the colours are usually beautiful and the effect is short-lived and constantly changing. When most see a good sunrise or sunset, they want to capture an image of it so they can look at it later and show it to their friends. That is why most photography workshops…

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 41 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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