Photographer and educator Bryan Peterson suggested an exercise to learn how to look at a subject like a tree.
Using a single lens with fixed settings, approach the tree from a distance crawling on the ground. Constantly photographing. When you reach the trunk, turn on your back and shoot upwards—next approach from a different side, at a new height.
You should end up with hundreds of pictures to look at.
Look at them. Really look. Take your time to view.
Once you remove yourself from the outcome. You will be at the beginning of seeing.
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