How do you take the best photographs you can? Do you go through the ‘masterpiece strategy?’ David Hay shares his experience on the procedure many use to take a landscape picture, as well as his own way
When I am out taking landscape photographs with other photographers, I notice that many of them adopt what I call ‘the masterpiece strategy’. When they arrive at a location, they spend quite a lot of time examining the view in front of them, looking for the best possible composition. Viewing the scene through a rectangular frame can help narrow down the compositional possibilities. The frame can be turned vertically or horizontally and moved away from, and towards, the eye to simulate the field of view of different focal lengths.
Having decided on the best composition, the photographers then…
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