HOW TO SEE is your personal visual acuity manual to learn to “SEE” composition, color, and “read” (evaluate) the elements of a good photograph.
Your all-in-one visual toolkit
Treat HOW TO SEE as your visual gym-trainer, full of practical insights to train your eyes, to better analyze shapes, forms, perspective, and colors.
Use HOW TO SEE to do the following:
- How to identify a beautiful scene
- How to best compose and frame the scene
- How to analyze what makes a great photograph
Visual acuity is your ability to notice, see, and appreciate the beauty in everyday life. By building your visual acuity, you can find more photographic inspiration in your everyday life, shoot more, and find more joy in photography.
Discover photographic beauty everywhere
HOW TO SEE is structured to give you photographic inspiration and insights, and also practical hands-on assignments for you to start shooting more, whether at home, on the streets, and give you the opportunity to reflect on your photography.
Discover a unique perspective in your world
HOW TO SEE is your visual reset button– which will help you cultivate more of your child-like curiosity in your eyes.
HOW TO SEE will help you find beauty in the mundane, to find photographic inspiration anywhere and everywhere– whether at home, in the streets, and in the overlooked.
Uncover your best photographs
HOW TO SEE will teach you how to select your best photos to “keep” or “ditch” by analyzing the perspective, colors, shapes, forms, and textures of your photographs.
You will learn how to use the ‘small thumbnail test’ to effectively look through your images, and discover your golden needles in your photo haystack.
Read photos, don’t just see photos.
Not only that, but HOW TO SEE will teach you how to ‘read’ a photograph– how to dissect, analyze, and deconstruct images, in order to train your eyes, and also to help you choose your best images.
Make more dynamic compositions
If you want to discover the secrets of what makes a great composition, HOW TO SEE will challenge you to make more dynamic yet simple photographs, to better accentuate the drama and mood in your photographs.
Revive your creative spirit
If you’re hungry to reinspire your visual curiosity, pick up a copy of HOW TO SEE to discover more beauty in your everyday life!
HOW TO SEE comes in PDF format to use with all devices (phone, tablet, computer).
Note that the files are very large file downloads and will take some time and faster wifi connection to download. If you have problems with the download link, try opening the link in a different browser.
To import the PDF file into your iPad for iBooks, see this screencast here.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer to use Amazon you can also purchase HOW TO SEE Kindle Edition on Amazon: