Vision is everything in photography.
Vision is the most important thing that helps each of us create art in our own way. The discussion of food photography is incomplete without talking about vision and how to find your own vision.
In this post, we talk about identifying your vision. We talk about two specific exercises that will help you identify your vision.
Approach 1 – This first approach in identifying your vision is to look at photographs from many many photographers that you admire. What do you like in these photographs? What moves you? What connects with you? Is it the light that is entering the scene? Can it be the composition that you like? Can you identify what you like in those photographs?
Approach 2 – Look at your photographs. Lot of them. Look at what you like to shoot. Do you see what you like, what your vision is? What do you like to communicate in your photos? Analyze it and find commonalities.
Understanding your vision is the first step to understanding yourself and your photography. Without vision there is no photography.
Vision is not stagnant. As we grow and as our skills grow, our vision changes. As we learn new tools, our vision expands to encompass these tools. Journey to finding vision is an ongoing adventure.
Take an hour today to understand what you like and what you are inclined towards. Use one or both of the approaches mentioned above and analyze what you like. Spare some time for yourself to understand yourself better.
Have you thought about your vision before? How have you identified your vision? What exercises have you used? Share with us in the comments below.
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