As I’ve been asked to contribute to this series of articles, I’d like to share the other photographers thoughts on Photography 101 as well. So as each new installment comes out I’ll be sharing it here. If you get nothing else out of these articles, take a moment to visit the contributing photographers blog.

The Daily Post

Ming Thein introduces his four fundamentals of photography — from composition to light — and the elements of a great photograph.

Simply put, Ming pushes you to think about photography . . . like a photographer.

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Ginza, Tokyo. Sony RX100. (I include camera info to demonstrate that it really doesn’t matter what you use.)

When I was asked to write for the Daily Post, I admit I was a little worried about the magnitude of the task at hand: ultimately my own site is very much about what goes into the creation of outstanding images. And that’s a 600+ article, 1.3-million-word work in progress. That’s obviously not going to fit into the length of your average post, so today I’m going to throw the rulebook out of the window and start again. I encourage you to do the same: regardless of your experience with photography, do the same…

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