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A Sense of Place – A New Craft & Vision Release

There are times when I feel uninspired with a bad case of photographers’ block. That happens to me when I haven’t traveled in a while and I’m itching to get out and visit new places so that I can make unique photographs.  It’s times like those where I have to give myself a swift kick in the butt and look around at my wonderful city, community, neighborhood and challenge myself to see differently. SenseOfPlace_Cover_SMALL

A Sense of Place – Finding Your Eye At Home And Abroad by Younes Bounhar, this month’s Craft & Vision release, focuses on this very topic. Actually this is quite timely as some of us are either getting ready to enjoy some time off at home or are getting ready to go on vacation to a far away land (okay maybe not so far away).

Bounhar ebook endeavours to help the photographer “see” differently. How do you photograph a place that your so familiar with that you’re not seeing the uniqueness of it? Bounhar answers this when he travels back to his homeland of Morocco and realizes that “it is our responsibility to see a place, not the responsibility of a place to be seen.”

As the title and subtitle suggests, the ebook is split between “At Home” and “Abroad”. The author discusses how to act like a tourist at home and give yourself assignments to spark your creativity. When traveling do you take the time to really learn about a new place and go back to the same location several times so that you can get a feel for the place, the people and how the light plays out at different times of day? How do you increase your awareness and train your eye to see things that others may not? What about the human element? A place is defined by the people who live there or a person placed in the frame of a vast landscape will provide scale to your image. These are just some of the topics that Bounhar provides insight too.


“A Sense of Place is more than just a travel photography workbook; it’s geared towards helping you learn to experience a place more fully, see it with wider eyes, and photograph it more intentionally.”

“Photography, for many of us, is all about learning to see. Younes Bounhar’s A Sense of Place, Finding Your Eye at Home and Abroad, is a 42-spread eBook that can help you  make stronger photographs, whether at home or elsewhere, by honing your ability to see and express, not just point the camera.”

For the first five days only, use the promotional code  PLACE4  during checkout, to purchase SENSE OF PLACE for just $4 OR you can use the code  PLACE20  to get 20% off when they buy 5+ PDF eBooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm (PST) December 22, 2012. Click Here to Purchase

8 responses

  1. They need to stop bring out such good content! Thanks for bringing this to my attention, looks like I’ve got some new reading over the Christmas break.


    December 18, 2012 at 8:39 am

  2. Great write up Edith, more travel reading for me, Thank you Edith.


    December 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

  3. Il est vrai que la photo (pour moi) n’a pas le même sens en voyage qu’à la maison. Mon oeil n’est pas affûté de la même manière. En voyage, je suis plus attiré par les individus et les odeurs. Je voyage par le regard, ce qui explique mon attirance pour certaines contrées. Après le Rajasthan, le Karnataka et le Kerala, je me prépare pour suivre les traces de Bouddha entre Bombay et Delhi. Beau reportage en préparation.


    December 19, 2012 at 7:07 am

    • Merci beaucoup Alain J’apprécie vos commentaires. Je suis d’accord que nous voyons de façon très différente à la maison et en voyage. Parfois, nous devons former nos yeux.


      December 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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