Craft & Vision

Sep 19th

2011

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CategoryPosted in: Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, e-books

The Inspired Eye, Volume 3.

 

By now you know me well enough to know that I’ve got a bee in my bonnet about the so-called photography industry. Weird enough that I even wear a bonnet, right? But the continual focus on gear at the expense of creativity  is why so many who love this craft are frustrated. Too much time on the peripherals – gear and technique – without tending to the core.

If you have any interest in expressing yourself and creating beauty, if you’re more than just a camera-collector but a photographer, then creativity is your core asset. It’s why I pushed so hard for people to read Corwin Hiebert’s book, Your Creative Mix, when it came out. And it’s why I’ve written a third volume in the Inspired Eye series (find Volume One HERE and Volume Two HERE or check-out “The Bundle” on the product page).

The Inspired Eye, Volume 3 is a series of articles about the creative process, specifically for photographers, and I wrote it because the questions and discussions I hear most these days are not about depth of field and selective focus; they’re about creativity and expression and the frustrations we all experience trying to get beyond mere technical proficiency. Technical proficiency is highly over-rated. To be sure, there’s value in it when you need it, but a camera is still just a box with a hole in it. If you can make a good exposure, and focus the camera, the rest is about your choices – your own creative decisions in making a photograph. It’s those choices – your creativity – that make the photograph. If I had only 4 hours to spend working on my photography, I’d spend one hour on technique and 3 hours calibrating my creativity, that’s how important I think it is.


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The Inspired Eye, Volume 3, was written for just that, as were volumes 1 and 2, for that matter. You can get The Inspired Eye 3 for $5, or $4 if you use coupon code EYETHREE4 before Saturday, September 24 at 11:59pm (PST). As always during these launch discounts, you can get 5 for the price of 4, this time the discount code is EYETHREE20.


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The Inspired Eye Bundle! Get all three volumes for just $12. The first two eBooks have new covers but the layouts and content is unchanged.

Sep 5th

2011

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CategoryPosted in: Books, Craft & Vision, Jessie and I, News & Stuff, Wallpapers

Moving Forward

Hi folks. The more rabid among you have already noticed that this September is the first month I’ve missed a wallpaper in, well, I think it’s the first time. Sorry. So much going on, my head is swimming. But read to the end, it’ll be waiting for you. I was released from The Rehabilitation Centre […]

Aug 17th

2011

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New eBook – Making Light

One of the most intimidating skills to wrap your head around is the use of flash, especially when you take it off the camera. Teachers like Joe McNally and David Hobby have done a lot to make this stuff more accessible. The latest Craft & Vision release is MAKING LIGHT, An Introduction to Off-Camera Flash, […]

Aug 2nd

2011

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CategoryPosted in: Craft & Vision, e-books, Travel

New eBook – Andes by Andrews S. Gibson

Using both film and digital capture, Gibson captures the natural and majestic beauty of places like Machu Picchu; as well as the rich culture and struggles of the Incas and their mountain lifestyle in a raw and intimate journey that is as much about photography as it is about adventure. Andrew is a gifted teacher […]

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