Form and Substance

The secret to eternal photos: a beautiful form and deep substance.

1. Form is composition

Composition: how your photograph is put together. How your photos are constructed.

2. Substance

Substance is your subject. In other words:

Is who you’re photographing substantive to you?

3. Marrying together substance and form

This is where photography gets interesting to me: to marry both composition and substance, or form and substance.

In short:

Make strong compositions of people and things you feel strongly for.


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