PHOTOGRAPHIC VISION - So many aspiring photographers can't wait to jump into the latest gear and are anxious to make incredible images...however, being inexperienced, they lack the vision to "see" or pre-visualize the picture prior to snapping the shutter. I've long taught there are three musts in photography; being technically competent with your equipment, knowledge of basic composition and understanding the light. But there's a fourth important point and that is vision - the ability to "see the picture" and creativity - the ability to "create something original".
I've recently discovered travel and assignment photographer, David DuChemin, who has released a set of eBooks - most of which cover the topic of photographic vision, craft and creativity. The whole set is just $30 and the proceeds for the first 1000 sales goes towards building a couple new classrooms in Kenya. His blog is here: http://www.pixelatedimage.com/blog/ and the eBooks may be purchased here: