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Beholding Beauty

Through a viewfinder

“Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.”
David Hume’s Essays, Moral and Political, 1742

What makes a photograph beautiful? People have been prescribing rules of composition for centuries — or even longer, even the cave artists probably had rules. You can find 10, 15 or 50 rules of composition online. But the best rule is…

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