CHAPTER 1

It’s About Vision

VISION IS THE BEGINNING AND END OF PHOTOGRAPHY. It’s the thing that moves you to pick up the camera, and it determines what you look at and what you see when you do. It determines how you shoot and why. Without vision, the photographer perishes.

Understanding Vision

Vision is everything; the photographic journey is about discovering that vision, allowing it to evolve, change, and find expression through your camera and the print. It is not something you find and come to terms with once and for all; it is something that changes and grows with you. The things that impassion you, anger you, stir you—they are part of your unique vision. It is about what you—unique among billions—find beautiful, ugly, right, wrong, or harmonious ...

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