Sunday, February 7, 2010

Book Review: How To Look At Everything by David Finn

The purpose of this book is to help us understand how to see and experience the world around us in greater depth. This is essential for photographers. Our goal is to see the world up close and personal and capture those moments as photos. This book provides some thoughts and techniques for achieving this. The chapters are: 1) The Minds Eye, 2) The Gift of Light, 3) Walking in the City, 4) Communing with Nature, 5) Forms That Shape Our Lives, 6) Things, Common and Uncommon, and 7) Music to the Eye. The author gives numerous examples from his own experience of how to increase your awareness of the world around you. I believe the ideas and techniques given are useful for developing the photographic eye. A good read.