Find Your Vision

Vision for Photography “Vision is Beginning and End of Photography” – David duChemin

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.

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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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  1. Very nice post! Thanks!

  2. Yes – spot on. And the more you visualize the more opportunities you see. I “saw” this photo coming together in my rear view mirror when backing up, ready to leave. Had I not trained my mind, I would never have seen it.[img][/img]

  3. photographme says:

    vision is very important- whether for photography or anything else…

  4. photography records gamut of feelings and beauty of human face with love .Great approches you make there. good article.. I like your your post

  5. I like the way you’ve described the importance of vision in photography… all very relevant…

  6. As a wedding photographer, I always ask myself if my clients will like what they see. Often, if I have to explain my vision to them, it means I am not doing a good job at translating my vision into a great picture. I would then go back, and think back to how I can improve on my photography.

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