Vision: 1.Perceive something material through the sense of sight. 2.Watch or look at something carefully.
The human being has 5 senses, and all are of extreme importance to our survival. The tongue is for the sense of taste, the nose for smell, the ears for hearing, the skin for touch and the eyes for vision. But there is a study by researcher Asifa Majid of the Max Planck Institute, which shows that sight is the most universal sense of all. We are very lucky to have the eyes and to be able to see what is going on in our surroundings. With vision we can analyze shapes, texture, colors and much more. Today, we’re used to seeing things on a frontal and direct plane, but what would happen, if we saw things with a different perspective?
When I started my internship on WFTV (ABC-affiliated TV channel) the photojournalist who took me to cover my first story said, “You have to teach your audience to see everyday things, and ordinary in a different and extraordinary way , but not through the script, but through your photographic composition.” The photojournalist instructed me to look the keyboard as I usually look at it, and then look at it again from below and table level. That was the day when I changed the way I see things. From that day on, I was trying to see everything through the camera. I was always placing the camera in unusual places to see how she teach me to see things in a different way.
“Photography helps people to see”.”
– Berenice Abbott
Here you can see the way I’m looking at things. The only change? The Perspective.
“The important thing is not the camera but the eye.”
– Alfred Eisenstaedt
I advise you, when you have a chance, use your camera to see things through the lens, and you will realize that things look very different.
I hope this has motivated you and that you will be encouraged to explore more your camera, photography and your vision.