Abstract Thinking

Are you looking to take your photos to the next level? Then don’t be so literal! Abstract thinking, says Ian Plant, is the key to advanced image making, and can revolutionize the way you see the world

We all know the familiar world which we see and experience in our daily lives, chock-full of cars, strip malls and fast food restaurants, a literal world where a tree is a tree and a rock is a rock. But there is also a second world, one that you can only see if you learn to look with your “other eyes” as a photographer: a world where a tree is not a tree and a rock is not a rock. I am not talking about bizarre futuristic surgical implants or some cryptic mystical philosophy. Instead, I am talking about the...

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Ian Plant is a full time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, and he is a frequent contributor to Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazines, among others.

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