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Window on Texas: Cover Shoot

Ride along with Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith and Creative Director Mark Mahorsky to Luckenbach, Texas, to see the creative process of a Texas Highways cover photo shoot.

Window on Texas, August 2013 - Cover Shoot

For the design team to deem an image cover-worthy, though, they look at many factors, including room for text and the amount of detail in the photo.

“It’s about how to shoot, frame, and execute a photo for a cover,” Mark says.

The video explores the creative process involved in composing a cover photograph, as well as tips on setting up the shot and photographing multiple elements.

For more on Luckenbach, call 830/997-3224; visit

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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