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  • 5 Composition Mistakes You Might Be Making Without Realising It

    Good composition is crucial to good photography and it’s one of the areas that even quite experienced photographers can struggle with. Unlike, say, exposure compensation, there isn’t a handy button you can press to give you nicely framed pictures. While it’s true that some photographers seem to have more of a natural eye for composition than others, it is a skill like any other, and one that can be improved through intelligent practice. With this is mind, here are are...

  • David Bailey’s Queen Portrait – a bit off with her head?

    Does one’s head look big in this? Am I the only one to find David Bailey’s much-feted photograph of Queen Elizabeth a bit contrived and unflattering? The image was taken to celebrate her majesty’s 88th birthday, and Bailey appears to have used a wide-angle lens to exaggerate her smile and trademark pearls. Bailey has also made an attempt to flatter the monarch by getting her to push out her sagging chin which has exaggerated the problem. Certainly, Bailey has created...

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