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Simplicity

For Better Photographs, Don’t Think Big, Think Simple

For Better Photographs, Don’t Think Big, Think Simple

Keep it simple, stupid. Yes, there is perhaps no phrase that is more true and more insulting all at the same time (who are you calling stupid?) But generally speaking, the first part of that phrase describes the best way to accomplish most of the things we do in life. There are, of course, exceptions to every rule, but for the most part the simplest option is usually the best one.
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How To Avoid Sensory Overload in Your Photographs

How To Avoid Sensory Overload in Your Photographs

The dog is barking. The phone is ringing. Something in the oven is burning. There’s some really fast-action, colorful stuff happening on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants on your big-screen TV, and your kids have the volume turned up all the way.

This is called sensory overload, and if you have kids you’re probably intimately familiar with it. But did you know that sensory overload can also plague your photographs?
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How Clutter Can Wreck Your Photo

How Clutter Can Wreck Your Photo

Yes, clutter. It’s the bane of most modern people – unless you’re Martha Stewart. Most people’s homes contain some version of clutter, whether you call it that or not. It could be that you have an extensive collection of knickknacks. Or it could be that you just aren’t very good at picking up the dishes after every meal. Whatever the case may be, the clutter that is so pervasive inside your home it is not very good background for your photographs. So apart from hiring Martha Stewart to organize your home for you, what can you do to avoid clutter in your photos?
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How To Use Simplicity To Enhance Your Photos

How To Use Simplicity To Enhance Your Photos

We all have busy schedules between work, family, friends and our photography. A simple life is the thing of the past for most people these days. But, when it comes to photography, simplicity is almost always the better choice. If you think about it, simplicity works with all the genres. Whether sports, portraits, landscape, street, or wedding photography, the photos that emphasize minimalism are popular for a reason. The big lesson? Less is more!
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Making A Great Photo – Simplicity

Making A Great Photo – Simplicity

Oftentimes, there’s only one thing I need to communicate with people who are just getting started in photography. It’s so amazingly simple that it couldn’t be anything but simplicity itself. The difference between an okay photograph and a great one usually comes down to this. Great photos are simple. If you want to take your photography to the next level, you should be asking yourself “what can I get rid of?” not “what can I add?”
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Clutter Robs Your Photos Of Impact

Clutter Robs Your Photos Of Impact

If only there weren’t so much extra “stuff” in the world. Clutter is everywhere. It’s in your room. It’s out on the street. It’s the extra wine glasses you left on the counter because you were too tired to put everything away before going to bed. Clutter kills photos by drawing the eye away from what’s most important -your subject. Here’s what you can do to keep your shots clutter free for good.
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