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Photography and Design

Photographers are designers. We create a design… we designate beauty in our photos.

When we photograph, we design the frame— what elements go where.

Also, some of the best photographers have either formally or informally studied design, and applied their design principles to photography. Josef Koudelka, Laszlo, the Bauhaus school, Man Ray, etc.

Also note much of the Bauhaus designers were also passionate about photography, and the limits of visual experimentation.

Also the more I experiment and study design, the better my photography becomes:

Creating design concepts from scratch

Cross-pollinating design and visual arts concepts to photography

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