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60-year-old student blind but skilled at taking well-composed photos

“Most of my life I held myself back,” says Milton Young, a budding photographer who is also blind. “But now I think there’s no limit to what I can do. I’ve crossed that threshold from I can’t to I can.”
Photographer: Chuck Fadely/Miami Herald
“Most of my life I held myself back,” says Milton Young, a budding photographer who is also blind. “But now I think there’s no limit to what I can do. I’ve crossed that threshold from I can’t to I can.”
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To capture the perfect scene with his point-and-shoot Olympus camera, Milton Young will touch the subject first, his long fingers feeling the contours and angles, the rough surfaces or the smooth facade. He will sniff the air for a familiar scent and turn his face to listen to the sound that echoes off the wall. He gives an example of this technique: “I wanted to take a picture of this bridge and I saw it ...

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