Vision is knowing what you, the photographer, wants to accomplish with the mountain photograph, and then making it happen.The tactics and techniques utilized during the process are also part of the vision. Capturing the personality of a person or animal or the emotion in a scene in a way that speaks to the viewer and hits home with the photographer.
That is part of a photographer’s vision. Doing so with purpose and cause is vision.
Weekly Steps Towards Finding Vision in Photography
Finding vision is a really interesting topic in photography.
It is also a topic that does not have one definitive answer. In fact, I do not think vision can be taught because:
- A photographer’s vision isn’t black and white.
- There are so many colors and variances.
The only thing we can do, as educators, is to offer guidance through a path towards finding their own visions.
- Using challenges that are broad so the photographer is forced to think using their creative brain.
- Or specific as we discover the photographer’s strengths and nudge them forward.
That is why I created Vision Path – Weekly Steps Towards Finding Vision in Photography. It’s a 16 week email course that is structured to make you think outside the box and find your own way.
How It Works
- Within an hour of purchasing Vision Path you will receive the first week’s email and challenge. There are clear instructions on how to do for the challenge.
- Every week, you’ll receive a new email which means you can focus on one item at a time.
Some of the challenges include gathering constructive criticism via social media and adjusting your work based on the feedback and your goals.
Why Not Buy A Book?
Sure you can buy a book that talks about vision in photography. I’m not going to try and stop you. In fact, I would still encourage it. But the one thing you will miss out on from a book rather than a system like Vision Path is the back and forth feedback. With that said, here are some books worth reading: