The viewfinder could be popped off so I could hold it low and compose a photo at waist level if the situation got bad.
The charge was to compose a story on it—a story that would justifiably appear on a napkin.
Since Nina Simone did compose much of her most pivotal music, the estate maintains control over its usage.
c.1400, compousen, from Old French composer "put together, arrange, write" a work (12c.), from com- "with" (see com-) + poser "to place," from Late Latin pausare "to cease, lay down," ultimately from Latin ponere "to put, place" (see position (n.)). Meaning influenced in Old French by componere (see composite). Musical sense is from 1590s. Related: Composed; composing.