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"The Best Photography Advice I Ever Got" with Rob Sheppard

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Rob Sheppard, author of Landcapes: From Snapshots to Great Shots, shares how using the camera lens to see can have a profound impact on any photographer's work.
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Rob Sheppard

Job Experience:

Nature photographer, writer, videographer since I was in my teens—well over thirty years.

Most Notable Achievement:

My kids. Professionally, over 40 books about photography.

Your Favorite Camera:

Sony NEX 5n


My best piece of advice is to realize that the camera sees the world differently than we do. We see subjects, but the camera could care less. Cameras see and emphasize light and shadow, sometimes to such a degree that the subject disappears as the important part of the photo that people see. It helps to look at your LCD to see what the camera is actually seeing in terms of light and shade and not simply to see if your subject is there.

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