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Photographically Speaking: A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images by David duChemin

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Chapter One. It Means Something

I BELIEVE THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF VISION separate from the ability to see with our eyes. There is personal vision, and there is photographic vision. Personal vision is the big picture; it’s macro vision. It is your worldview and, to return to Dr. King, it was everything in his sizable heart and mind that led him to believe what he did, say what he did, and teach what he did. It’s who you are. Photographic vision is vision as it pertains to an image, or a body of work. It is your intent for that one image. Two analogies come to mind. The first is Dr. King again; his larger personal vision—the dream he spoke of in his speech—fed his specific vision for the speech he gave that day. He knew what he wanted to say, and ...

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