The question asked in Vision & Voice is what if your image could communicate only one thing? If you identify this, you would discover your vision for that image. That, in turn, would be the guiding principle that directs both how you capture the image and how you develop it in the dark room. Without this vision, you will likely failing both behind the camera, as well as in front of the computer.
David duChemin's first book, Within The Frame showed you how to find and express your photographic vision. His second, VisionMongers, examined the pitfalls from making the transition from passion to vocation, and now in Vision & Voice, he will attempt to show you how to identify your vision and through the use of Adobe Lightroom, give you your voice. This book is 272 pages and is divided into 7 chapters.
Chapter 1, "Vision in Focus," is about the way you see the world. It is about the unique angle that you alone have for seeing the things around you. Once you can grasp your vision and hone your technique, the quicker the mechanics gets out of the way you will work in a more natural and reactive way.
Chapter 2, "Vision & Process," is about mastering technique so that you can work intuitively. Much of the time this is just about the work. Some days you will create good things, some days not so good things, but these false starts are just as important as the good ones. This chapter is a discussion on defining a vision for an image.
Chapter 3, "Vision & Style," examines how to take your vision and develop your style. While everyone has a style, and it is great to imitate someone else's style, you should only mimic to see if there is something that can be adapted to your own vision toolbox. Here you will see how a style is a by-product of shooting thousands or tens of thousands of images until you are able to refine your own way of seeing the world.
Chapter 4, "A Vision-Driven Workflow," is more than a series of steps dictated by a book to show you how to do things. In the workspace of technology, many times we do things because this technology allows us too. Instead, the vision that we have derived should dictate the workflow process and principles. Here you will see how to hone that inner vision to drive that flow.