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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Art lessons in life, from a budding photographer


November 18, 2021

Beka Compton

My dog, Mack, is often the subject of my practice photos, as I figure out new techniques, angles, and manual settings.

I've never considered myself an artist of any caliber, nor have I considered venturing into that world. I have been surrounded by accomplished artists since I started working at The Times and Ten Ton Coffee, and I have to admit- they have managed to pique my interest.

While drawing or painting is still not my thing, I have had some luck with a camera. I do not consider myself a photographer quite yet, as I still have lots to learn, but I have learned a few lessons that carry over into my everyday life.

My first lesson was patience. This spring, I kept getting tips about a young moose that...

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