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The Visual Palette by Brian Matiash

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EF 24–70mm f/2.8L USM47 sec. at f/16, ISO 100March 20, 2011

CHAPTER 5

The “Gimme” Shot

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

— BILL BRYSON

What Exactly Is the “Gimme Shot”?

The impetus of the Gimme Shot came from a common sentiment that my friends and I experienced in the form of visual fatigue—some might call it boredom—which was a result of immersing ourselves in the same environment for too long. I suspect that you may know what I’m talking about. ...

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