Who should teach photography?

Started Sep 26, 2013 | Polls thread
Beachcomber Joe
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Re: Might not...
In reply to Great Bustard, Sep 26, 2013

Great Bustard wrote:

...some of the "guys with all the formulas, graphs, charts, etc." also have some knowledge about the artistic side of photography? Why do so many assume the two are mutually exclusive?

They are not. Consistently making good images requires mastery of the craft and the art.

I'm thinking the best person for the job is the person who is best able to communicate the ideas of both the artistic and the technical to students who are there to learn.

Unfortunately those kinds of instructors are difficult to find. My experience is that the artistic types tend to be not well grounded in the technical aspects.  The technical geeks tend to have an inability to communicate in simple, clear language. A skill which is mandatory for successfully getting concepts across to students.

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