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Learning to Look Inward.

Learning to See like an Artist.

Learning to look Inward. Steps to Gorepani. @Raquel Rivas

I’ve been asking other photographers their opinion about my work on Instagram. I have mainly Black and White landscapes.

Overall people like it, and I have got very good suggestions about composition and vignetting. But what clings to me is that few photographers address the importance of learning to see the things inside not only on the outside. To learn to see the world deeply. To work hard in finding a language to express myself.

This brought up something Sebastiao Salgado said:

“I don’t believe a person has a style. What people have is a way of photographing what is inside them. What is there comes out.”

How long is the process of learning the language of photography? Is it possible to teach the way of photographing what's inside?

To ask other photographers what they think is a great idea. Not only to get useful feedback but also my faith in humanity has grown a little. I’m surprised to find that people are genuinely willing to help when you ask.

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