Who should teach photography?

Started Sep 26, 2013 | Polls thread
ZodiacPhoto
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Somebody who can make the horse drink
In reply to Jeff_Donald, Sep 26, 2013

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink" - wrong!

It is possible to teach composition, lighting, exposure :), studio techniques, etc. Give your students all the knowledge and information they may need - but is it enough? It all accomplishes the easy part of the task - leading the horse to water.

The real teacher of any artistic discipline should, first and foremost, inspire, kindle the passion to create, show the pass to self-expression. Don't make the horse drink - make it thirsty instead! Photography should be about letting others see the world through your eyes.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with knowing the technical side of the art. There are those frustrating moments when you have a rare opportunity to take a "once-in-a-lifetime" photo just to find out later that that photo is ruined by poor technique - OOF, motion blur, noise, etc.

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