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Take More than One

When photographing, take more than one photograph of what's before you.

Yes, some photographs are there for only an instant.

But, most photographs are less fleeting.

Think of taking more than photograph as being like sketching.

Give yourself the opportunity to find the best vantage point, background, expression, and more.

Here's Diane Arbus' photograph of a boy in Central Park.

She shot eleven exposures out of twelve of the boy.

A roll of 120 film makes twelve large and square negatives.

The eighth exposure is the iconic image.

If she had taken only a couple, she wouldn't of captured herself and the boy.

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Child with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park by Diane Arbus

Colin Wood, Today

Colin Wood was the boy in the Arbus' photograph.

Go to, Toy Grenade' Boy Leaves Sadness Behind by Greg Williams.