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How much land is needed?

One thing I was taught along time ago or you could say something that I was told to think about was how much land do you need in the viewfinder when composing a shot? Sometimes the foreground and middle ground earth is important with telling the story. Then there are those times when they aren’t important. When photographing a beautiful Rocky Mountain sunset with a D4 and 14-24, and the sky has great clouds and great color, how much of that foreground earth is needed? The subject is the sky right? why not show just enough for a anchor and then leave out the rest.

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When it comes to telling the story it’s important to remember what the subject is and how best to show that subject, not just the rules to capture the image.

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