23 Feb Seeing Simplified – Travel Edition

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How is everyone? For the last few months I have been working on a sequel to my first book “Seeing Simplified – How to see and craft great imagery.” In the first book I mostly focused on street and creative imagery, this time I am writing about my approach to travel photography. The new book is in its final stage of editing and I should be able to release it by the end of this month. Today I would like to share with you an exerpt from my new book “Seeing Simplified – How to see and craft great imagery / TRAVEL EDITION.” I hope you will enjoy it.

Find coexisting visual worlds

A View from the Balcony

I have always been fascinated by the coexistence of so many visual worlds. When I started in photography, I often ignored it because my photographic seeing was fixated on one genre at a time because we tend to think in categories. So when you shoot landscape you can’t include humans or garbage cans or any elements which would interfere with its “beauty.” This one-dimensional approach to photography results in all the clichéd “seen-it-done-it” imagery.

It was only later when I moved from landscape and travel, from street to creative photography that I started to lose this unhealthy approach. The moment I started to mix all genres and techniques, my photos became fresh

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