How to Work a Scene to Find the best Light and Composition

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In this short video tutorial, photographer Mike Brown takes you on a photo walk looking for images. Watch as he scans the scene and finds the best camera angle, waits for the right light, and frames the shot for the best composition.

Go on a photo walk and see how Mike goes about working a scene, before quickly snapping a photo and moving on. Take your time, look around. If you see something interesting explore the scene a little. Have patience as well.

Some key points you can learn from this tutorial include:

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  • Great tutorial, thanks for sharing

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  • Lisa Moyer

    Good tips to remember wherever you are!

  • Jim Singler

    Nice video. Thanks.

  • Scott Finchler

    Great demonstration style Mike. I really like how you show the comparison of the interesting version versus the not-so-interesting one. Very helpful. Keep up the good work mate!

  • Wow! This is So Cool! Thank you so much for creating this Nice Video. Aloha and Mahalo, Anthony Calleja Photography https://www.anthonycalleja.com

  • Great tips, thanks for sharing. Gonna have a photowalk tomorrow to practice everything learned.

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