Keeping your eyes open

Eye jogging
Eye jogging

Photography is foremost about seeing. Seeing is a capacity, that benefits from frequent exercise, just like any other human endeavour. It pays to have a camera with you when you are around, and you should switch the perception to a scanning mode, like a plane pilot, when  looking for inspiration. Today most people have a camera inside their mobile phone, which gives them a handy tool for practicing.

Peter Turnley, a great  photo reporter, wrote in his photographic biography about the advice, which was given to him by Edouard Boubat: “Peter, if you keep your heart and your eyes open, there is a gift waiting for you at the corner of every street.”

Peter Turnley is known for many memorable and award winning photos, but the one I like the most, is precisely a child of Boubat’s recipy.

Secret life of living forms
Looking for vantage points