how i got the shot

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I’ve been rewatching some photography videos, and they’re always talking about working the scene in order to get the best shot possible, so I thought I would try to illustrate how I did that and ended up with this photo.

We already have the potential for a nice scene going on here, but how to photograph it? I’ve shot it straight on before, when I wanted to be in the shot, but this doesn’t work this time.

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I happened to be on the floor and noticed how clean the background in the reflection was, and thought I should use a lower angle.

This one was looking promising, but I realized that you could see the air conditioning return vent in the background.

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This one was almost perfect, except for the glare on the framed photograph coming from the windows in the door. I need to do something about that.

After hanging a fleece over the windows in the door, the scene is about as good as it’s going to get. As a bonus I like the painting by my grandmother and my grandfather’s clock in the background, and I don’t really mind the storm glass and the cat calendar on the shelf, because you really can’t tell what they are.

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