In Road to Seeing, Dan shares his journey to becoming a photographer, as well as key moments in his career that have influenced and informed the decisions he has made and the path he has taken. Though this book appeals to the broader photography audience, it speaks primarily to the student of photography—whether enrolled in school or not—and addresses such topics as creating a visual language; the history of photography; the portfolio; street photography; personal projects; his portraiture work; and the need for key characteristics such as perseverance, awareness, curiosity, and reverence.
By relaying both personal experiences and a kind of philosophy on photography, Road to Seeing tells the reader how one photographer carved a path for himself, and in so doing, helps equip the reader to forge his own.
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A wonderful journey with a photographer who doesn't have gear to sell or technical "must do it this way" type of agenda. You will not be bogged down with f stops and lens discussions so if that's what you want, look elsewhere. Instead, you will learn from a photographer's honest journey of how he developed his own way of seeing. A must have for photographers wanting to develop themselves as artists, rather than recorders.
Great road trip! If you're interested in photography, beg, borrow or steal this book (or buy it from Barnes & Noble!). The book describes Winters' journey as a photographer from his youth to the present. The text is nicely written, and the photographs and other illustrations are inspirational. I couldn't put the book down.