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Window on Texas: Dramatic Lighting

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith starts a new series to share easy tips and tricks to take better pictures with whatever camera you may have available.

Window on Texas, January 2012

The Texas State Capitol’s iconic dome beckons photographers wishing to capture its stately beauty. What is it about this particular image that makes it distinctive? The composition, surely, from the asymmetrical placement of the light post to the live oak leaves framing the border. However, Photography Editor Griff Smith suggests the other element in play—one that’s important in any photographic situation—is light.

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Be sure to check out Texas Highways Photo Editor J. Griffis Smith's other photography how-to's covering a wide range of topics for all skill levels.

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