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Photography Techniques

Black and White Photos

There was a time where all photography was black-and-white (also known as monochrome). However, because it was the cheaper option and it had an original photographic appearance, it was  being used for some time even when color film had emerged. (Source: Liz Wells. Photography. A Critical Introduction, 2004)

Here is a great example of black and white photography by Sally Mann, the photo featuring a girl with a cigarette shows a story, both emotional and beautiful.

Mann1992_10.jpg

 

Full-Spectrum Photography

Full-spectrum film captures visible and near infrared light, commonly referred to as the VNIR. The image below was taken at dawn at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley N.P. by Jim Chen.

Canon XS full spectrum images

 
Motion Blur

Motion blur is a great photography technique to capture any movement in a scene, an example is shown below with the movement of a train.

Wooden Bridge in 45 Beautiful Motion Blur Photos

 

Macro Photography

Macro photography is the technique of taking close-up pictures that reveal details which often can’t be seen with the naked eye.M7 in 25 Beautiful Macro Photography Shots

 

 

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