Vision 365 eBook

VISION 365

Mastering the Everyday Practice of Seeing

Vision 365: Mastering the Everyday Practice of Seeing is not tips and tricks; rather, this eBook is a diligent reminder that it’s the practice of photography that trains your eye to see not only the spectacular and obvious, but the small, ordinary, and every day things that you might not necessarily think about as being photo-worthy. In the scheme of grand and the search for praise, we often miss the obvious . . . without recognizing that we have done so. Henry Fernando has a quiet, peaceful way of showing how the practice of seeing—through 365 days of simple, repetitive exercises—will teach you to recognize daily opportunities in your surroundings so that you can make the photographs that resonate with who you are and how you see your world.

This 772-page eBook presents simple and elegant concepts in a zen-like design. If you’ve ever thought about—or avoided—a 365-day project, this might be the perfect outline you’ve been searching for.

Here's a comment from someone who purchased the book and have been doing the assignments:

"Thanks so much for putting together both the Facebook page and the Vision365 book. Two full weeks into this project, I'm seeing and feeling differently not only when I pick up my camera but also when I'm just going about my day.

I'm used to "hunting" for a photograph, and often being frustrated or dissatisfied with the results. However, taking the contemplative approach, I'm finding that a photograph will often present itself when I'm not even thinking about it.

Generally, I'll read the assignment for the day when I get up in the morning and let it sit in the back of my mind. I'll be going about my day, then suddenly I'll find myself seeing something and just sitting in the experience of it. Then I'll realize, "oh wait, right, that's the assignment for the day". So rather than "hunting", it's (so far) more of an "opening".

Once I'm there with the subject, I still go through the "drafting" of the scene, trying different approaches, but rather than trying to force something, it's more a matter of play: "What would happen if . . . ?" that kind of thing. There's not the tension/anxiety, trying to make a scene be something it's not.

The couple times I've felt uninspired for an assignment, I've gone through the "commitment" motions of just picking up the camera and doing something . . . the funny part about that is that in the mere act of doing the thing, I've often ended up finding something I wouldn't have found otherwise.

I guess all that's to say, through what you've put together, I'm finding a new approach to this thing I love to do. Thanks for offering that space! I'm looking forward to what the rest of the year will bring.
" ~ JE


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