A Sense of Place is more than just a travel photography workbook; it’s geared towards helping you learn to experience a place more fully, see it with wider eyes, and photograph it more intentionally.
Photography, for many of us, is all about learning to see. Younes Bounhar’s A Sense of Place, Finding Your Eye at Home and Abroad, is a 42-spread eBook that can help you make stronger photographs, whether at home or elsewhere, by honing your ability to see and express, not just point the camera.Based on his trips back home to Morocco, Younes guides you through his process of making photographs in a place that is both foreign and familiar. Through this experience, beautiful photographs, and a series of excellent creative exercises, Younes teaches you how to see in new ways and do the work needed to make beautiful photographs of places near and far, strange or familiar.
Starting off with a quick section about shooting At Home, he then jumps head-long into a much longer section on making photographs Abroad, but the two can not be so easily separated: the skills, and exercises, needed to make compelling photographs in either place are the same.
For those looking for a discussion about traveling with gear, he touches on that too, but it’s so much more. Younes is a patient and capable guide, though he’ll make you work for it. If you’re looking for a primer on photography of places, this is an excellent place to start.