We have to understand photography as a language. A photograph is an image in which various signs are embedded, just like texts have words. That’s why we put together this Free How to Read Images Guide.
Words form a sentence, and the sentences together tell a story. We can read pictures the way we can read a book. We can search in the photograph and look for the meaning. But in a picture, there are no words and sentences. We have to grasp meaning from the totality of the image, in which every detail plays a part.
When you read a photo series, you will have to understand the way the photographer produces meaning in photographs. In this guide, you will learn how to read photographs.
In our free How To Read Images Guide, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about understanding photography as a visual language, from seeing the personal story in the photograph to finding three kinds of signs in the photograph.