Just what is a landscape picture?

Well, that’s an easy question to answer isn’t it? It’s a picture of natural beauty somewhere in the countryside. There, done. We’ve put that in its box, move on.

But not so fast. That just raises more questions than it answers. You really need to tell me what “natural”, “beauty” and “countryside” are.

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Don’t just look. See!

“Seeing Things” by Joel Meyerowitz was conceived as a “Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs”, but it works for older kids too. And why is this just a kids’ book? If you can get past the sub title on the cover page, this is a well written introduction to photographs that might just trigger a few of your own brain cells into action.

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