Originally Posted by blansky
Couldnt disagree more. That's what we do is manipulate the visual elements.
I think all he's talking about is knowing how to place yourself so those elements are in their "best" possible place/location.
In other words framing the shot, which we all know can make or break a picture by position, lens choice, and angle of the dangle.
In some cases in street photography, place yourself, then let the action come to you. In other cases when walking around sometimes, the simple act of crouching down can give you the shot/impact.
I thought I said that all the photographer is in control of is the shutter and where to point the lens. What other magical powers do photographers possess?
"Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank
"Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman
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