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By Jack GrahamAs photographers, we all have the desire to make that wonderful image every time we depress the shutter. If we don’t why are we photographing? John Shaw refers to a few basic questions we must ask ourselves before we decide to shoot a certain subject. I strongly recommend that you look them up (they are in many of his books). The purpose of this writing is to go back even before we get into the field, then move into the field to make what we hope to be acceptable images. This is an article about what you should be doing using your mind and not your equipment.

Moonset Mono Lake Ca. ©Jack Graham______________________________________________________________

PREPARATIONI strongly believe that preparation is the key to making good images. Yes, we need to remember all we have read and heard over and over regarding what it takes to make consistently great images. What few books and articles talk about enough though ispreparation. Without this, in my opin...

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