Do the composition rules matter?

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Compositional rules might make a photo more appealing, and it’s important to know the rules. But, aren’t all rules meant to be broken?

Q and A: What Makes a Winner?

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How can a photographer select a “winner” for entry in competition? There’s no sure answer, but there are a few things to consider.

Is This Photograph a Lie?

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Is it “fair” to manipulate an image? Does it make a difference if the manipulation happens in-camera or in Photoshop? Is this cheating?

Q and A: To Stage or Not to Stage?

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We will often stage a scene by placing an object (a leaf or a rock) in a particular spot. What do other photographers think about this?

Q and A: Does equipment really matter?

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“I just bought the latest and greatest camera! Now I'll take much better pictures!” – Will a better camera make you a better photographer?