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  1. Sara
    March 5, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    Another cracker, Tony! By making things simple, you get your ideas across brilliantly.

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    • Anthony Epes
      March 7, 2016 @ 6:22 pm

      Thank you Sara!

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  2. Chris66
    March 5, 2016 @ 1:23 pm

    Thanks for a great article—clear and very well written. Nothing earth shattering, just plain common sense. I shall endeavour to think about the principles of three and incorporate them into my photography (mainly street work). Four years into (hobby) photography and realize just how much I have to learn.
    Chris in Toronto.

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    • Anthony Epes
      March 7, 2016 @ 6:22 pm

      It took me awhile to get to the point where I could shoot simply. It takes some practice…and a little common sense.

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  3. Jack
    March 5, 2016 @ 2:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing.

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    • Anthony Epes
      March 7, 2016 @ 6:21 pm

      Our pleasure Jack. Good luck and I hope it helps your photography a bit.

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  4. Gayle
    March 5, 2016 @ 2:55 pm

    Thank you for another great article that is so helpful to a novice photographer such as myself. I am doing a 365 project and can immediately apply your suggested simple ways to improve my photos. I am loving this photography journey I am on . . . it is exciting and full of adventure!

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    • Anthony Epes
      March 7, 2016 @ 6:20 pm

      Thanks Gayle. If it’s not an adventure I’m not sure it’s worth doing. Happy shooting!

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  5. patricia tedeschi
    March 6, 2016 @ 12:36 am

    Super helpful-the brain likes simplicity and the manner in which you have laid out these suggestions and the suggestions themselves make so much sense. Thanks

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    • Anthony Epes
      March 7, 2016 @ 6:19 pm

      Thank you Patricia. Simplicity works well with words as well as photos!

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  6. Donna Roberge
    March 7, 2016 @ 10:34 pm

    Thanks Anthony, more good tips! I’ll be trying this soon.

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    • Anthony Epes
      March 8, 2016 @ 10:18 am

      Hi Donna. Best of Luck!

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  7. Dawn Penso
    March 8, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    Excellent article Antony! I look forward to the others. It also renforces my knowing that it’s better for me to go out on my own when takng photographs – you can spend as much time as you like in one place and if you get down on your knees or lie down no one will ask you why or how many more pictures you’re going to take!

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    • Anthony Epes
      March 8, 2016 @ 10:29 am

      🙂
      Story of my life! I have my family trained well. So when they see me on my knees or lying on the ground they just keep walking. Not a word spoken. Thank you for reading 🙂

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  8. richard warren
    March 22, 2016 @ 10:46 am

    Great article Anthony – I love seeing good photographers share their skills & knowledge, to encourage the next generation.

    One of the really hard tasks is convincing beginners – and even amateurs who’ve been doing it for years – NOT to try to “get everything into the picture”. This article gives an excellent path for them to move forward and improve their photography.

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  9. Marjorie Schochow
    April 17, 2016 @ 7:34 am

    Thank you for this article. Such a very good read! I am just starting to know the basics of photography and it helps me a lot to understand what I am about to do regarding taking photos. Greetings from Germany.

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    • Anthony Epes
      April 18, 2016 @ 3:36 pm

      HI Marjorie

      Thank you for commenting. I feel this site is a great place to start learning about photography because what I feel one needs to know first, before creating stunning images, is themselves. Photography is a philosophy for me. And here on this site it is what I want to share with you the most.
      Keep at it. Find your passion, the subjects that make you tick and place your feelings into it. It will all come together soon. Promise.

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  10. 5 advanced composition techniques – Cities at Dawn
    November 8, 2017 @ 10:26 am

    […] Thinking in Threes – Three is a magical number for the eye, it’s very pleasing. In this post I go into a very, very simple but powerful compositional technique I developed that is simple to understand and you can use straight away. […]

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  11. Ron Tee
    October 31, 2018 @ 7:04 pm

    Great article! I’ve read many pieces trying to explain composition-the golden rectangle, the golden angle and on blah,blah, blah. None of these has distilled the essence of composition like you have. Now when I’m out shooting my mind isn’t filled with a bunch of BS-I focus on “THREES”. Many thanks and keep on writing!

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    • Epes
      November 6, 2018 @ 1:01 pm

      Thanks Ron! Appreciate your thoughts. Let us know how you get on using this idea. And many more articles and ideas to come!

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  12. Tracy
    December 3, 2018 @ 4:40 pm

    Thank you for this! I have read other photographers say to simplify and make all elements in the frame matter. But you really gave me some tools on how to do this- limit yourself to start, then add elements in thoughtfully. I appreciate you sharing your insight!

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    • Epes
      December 5, 2018 @ 3:54 pm

      I hope this post helps you get the results you are after!
      All best

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  13. Cherry Weathers
    December 5, 2018 @ 11:45 am

    Great article! It helps me simplify and organize my thought process when composing. Also, I tend to zoom in a lot with my photos, eye opener for me is zooming out more to include the vastness and color of the sky and/or landscape as an element. Thanks!

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  14. Epes
    December 5, 2018 @ 3:57 pm

    Thank you Cherry!
    If you are a predominately a zoom user I suggest you read this article.

    https://citiesatdawn.wpengine.com/are-you-using-your-zoom-lens-properly/

    Let me know what you think

    Anthony

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