“The word IMAGINATION has at its root, the word ‘image’.” This quote from David duChemin’s newest eBook, Inspired Eye 3: Notes on Creativity for Photographers nicely demonstrates the idea behind this eBook and the Inspired Eye series. Our ability to create, to be creative, and to be inspired all stems from the strengths found in our imaginations. Really, learning the technical aspects of photography, composition rules, and camera functions, is a walk in the park which any level of photographer can master with just a bit of practice. Learning how to create, on the other hand, is a far more refined skill with the potential for unlimited growth.
Here’s what I love about this eBook:
David has already demonstrated his proficiency for creating great photographs, writing with a natural style, and his ability to educate while inspiring. With this book (and this series), I’ve found that even with everything that I’ve personally learned from David, he still has the ability to take us to new, deeper levels.
There are many lessons to be learned in this eBook, far beyond the technical. This of this one as a manual for the imagination. Yes, I do realize how corny that sounds, but it’s actually the one thing we tend to act upon as if we’re meant to suppress rather than practice.
Another topic which I found to be of great interest in this eBook is David’s thoughts on imitation of others’ works, and how it can both nurture and hinder our own creative efforts. I think a great many of us tend to struggle with finding and defining our own style, and I found the section entitled, “Imitate, then Move On” to be particularly eye-opening.
Lastly, while this eBook is filled with brilliant images and inspired reading, I thoroughly enjoyed the many inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout the book. Different, and pretty cool stuff.
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The downloadable PDF is just $5USD. (or only $4 today if you use the discount code: EYETHREE4)
You can view some page samples or download the ebook here: Inspired Eye 3
The Launch Discount
With each eBook that Craft & Vision releases, there are always a pretty sweet discount at launch. Whether you are learning photography as a beginner, a hobbyist, or you are a professional, there’s no better investment in the continued growth of your photography for $5, although today thru September 24th, 2011, you get it for only $4 with the discount code: EYETHREE4 or us the code EYETHREE20 to get 20% off if you are purchasing any 5 or more eBooks (codes expires at 11:59pm PST September 24th, 2011).
If you are new to David’s eBooks, you can pick up the entire Inspired Eye Series for only $12 through this special bundle! (Includes the original two Inspired Eye eBooks with new cover images, and the new Inspired Eye 3).
Happy Photographing folks!