Using your own photographs

The camera can be a tool, just like a brush or pen. You can use its ability to record detail as a means of sorting out the visual qualities of your ideas. Begin by first sketching your intentions, then when you feel confident with an idea, use the camera on location or in fixed lighting to build up your knowledge of the subject.

Creating effects

The picture (above right) looks ghoulish; it appears to be of a child's frightened response to something terrible. His hair is standing on end, his hands are grasping out and the light comes from below. The total effect is one of horror and mystery. In fact, the photograph was taken of the child while he hung upside down on a park swing {above left).

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