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on 17 November 2011
I'm really enjoying Michael Freeman's "The Photographer's ..." series (Eye, Mind, and now Vision).

Yes, there is a need for books explaining the basics of shutter speed, aperture, depth-of-field, film/sensor sensitivity etc. However, in my opinion, the last thing the world needs is yet more books covering these topics. Unfortunately, many photographic authors/publishers seem to disagree. They end up producing books with what good original content there is watered down by reams of pages about how (for instance) telephoto lenses are good for wildlife and wide-angle lenses for exaggerating perspective.

So three cheers - and five stars - to Michael for eschewing this trend and producing a series of books that covers the creative, rather than technical, dimension of photography. This is more difficult to do as an author, but results in books being equally useful for both beginner and advanced photographers. This book expands the audience even further by helping non-photographers increase their appreciation of the art and what its masters have created over the past century and a half.

Even though Freeman has produced some great images over the decades, I particularly like that in this book he uses - and comments on - the work of others including such greats Paul Strand, Elliot Erwitt and Jeff Wall.
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on 26 July 2012
The Photographer's Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography Already owning two of Michael Freeman's other wonderful books, I bought this one with similar expectations. It is different from the others which teach you composition etc, in that it is like sitting face to face with the author and discussing how one looks at creating a photograph. For example he discusses a photograph of a Jade sculpture of a horse and how the height of the camera if just a few millimetres either way greatly affects the end result. A very relaxing book providing plenty of brain food.
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on 4 April 2013
A good photograph is subjective, but understanding what makes a great one is another step to being a better photographer!
This book gives insight to previsualization too.
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on 28 December 2015
For the general reader rather than the photographer.
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on 9 August 2014
Inspirational.Highly recommended.
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on 13 December 2011
I liked the book 'The Photographer's eye' from Michael Freeman. It improved my compositional skills to a greater extent. It changed the way I think about taking photographs.

I purchased this book as I consider photography as an art than just a hobby. I wanted to understand how great photographers were able to bring in that artistic dimension to photography. Michael Freeman does not disappoint. Indeed he does provide various evidences with great details. It is very useful & enjoyable. Its more like a reference book which sort of kicks ur imagination. Or probably would try to justify your point of view or perception about a concept/subject of ur photography that might act as a catalyst for ur future photographs.

I felt the author could have explained more in terms of the application of the gears used..

However a good book nevertheless.
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on 25 August 2013
The content of Michael Freeman's books is very informative and I have read three of them so far. I find the title of this one a bit ironic really: what is The Photographer's Vision like? Answer: not as good as it was before I started reading! The first page of each chapter is fine but the body font is minute. What a shame, I don't need strong glasses and yes, I was wearing them! Good content but the font makes my eyes ache.

The Photographer's Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography
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on 17 February 2013
A gift for an experienced photographer - not his main job but intense sideline - he seemed to like it - harder for me to judge.
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on 28 November 2011
Although bought as a gift it was well received and seemed to be something that would be useful and enjoyable.
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