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Digital Photography – A Visual Language



Photography is a visual language. By learning and applying the visual language of photography, you can become a good, and maybe even a great photographer, regardless of what equipment you are using.

The Visual Language of Photography
The Visual Language of Photography

So just what is this visual language?

The Visual Language of Photography

“Photography is a way of telling what you feel about what you see.”
…Ansel Adams…

Just as writers use words, or musicians use sounds, a visual artist uses images to show us what they feel about something they have seen.

Photographers use light to paint us an image… to show us moments frozen in time.

Photos can amuse, shock, entertain, document, enlighten or even bore us to tears.

Whatever it is you have to say, learn to say it well. And to say it well, master the visual vocabulary of photography.

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say
and can’t …
and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”
…Robert Frost…


Throughout this site you’ll find articles, tips and tutorials to help guide you to a better understanding of the art of “writing with light”. But it is your own pictures that will ultimately teach you “how to see and communicate” as a photographer.

So read a little and photograph a lot!

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