Regular readers of this blog will know I love David duChemin’s eBooks over at Craft and Vision and he’s got a new release – The Vision Driven Photographer. Vision is something David pushes quite strongly and I posted a while back about how after reading his Vision and Voice book I had moved away from using presets and was trying to focus on developing my own personal vision, especially where my travel photography is concerned.
This latest eBook, as you can probably guess from the title, once again communicates David’s belief in the importance of vision. Without a vision of what you want to communicate you’re left with accidental photographs that you might have taken at random and whilst occasionally you might have a good shot, its unlikely to say much about you and what you’re intent was.
The book is split into two parts – the first tries to define vision, what it is and what its not, along with how it differs from things like style, technique and aesthetics. The second part helps you to identify and develop your own personal vision. What is great about this book (in addition to the stunning photographs it contains) is that throughout it includes small creative exercises for you to go away and try. Things to help you recognise both your vision and that of others.
If you’re still struggling to find a voice for your photography all of David duChemin’s work is a good place to look and of course at only $5 this eBook is a great place to start! If you use the promotional code DRIVEN4 when you checkout you can get The Vision Driven Photographer for only $4 OR you can use the code DRIVEN20 to get 20% off when you buy 5 or more eBooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm PST November 28, 2010 (check your timezone here).