Photography Quotes Walker Evans

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Make sure the background you choose complements the subject of the photo. If you take a photo of a model against a busy background, the viewer's attention is going to be drawn to the background rather than the clothes. As a general rule, simple backgrounds with colors that contrast with those of the subject are ideal.

This aired on Nov. 29, 1988, on the PBS series “American Experience.” The documentary, directed by Carol Bell, has never been released commercially.

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