I've been told a lie! To hell with "proper" technique!

Started Apr 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Kent Johnson
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Academics vs Gigging Pros
In reply to Russell Denney, May 16, 2012

I saw this a lot in music back when I was in college studying music AND gigging.

Many professors could talk literally for days about minutia (perhaps rightly). The musicians who were highly praised by the staff couldn't move an actual crowd in a pub or concert hall even if they had a bulldozer.

To be fair, you had a lot of musicians who had showmanship but just weren't that good technically.

Personally I tried to see the value in both.

Photography is the same. If you want to sell photos you need to produce sell-able images. That's it. If you want to win photo contests you need to play that game.

Trying to reconcile the two may not be worth any time at all.


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