Who should teach photography?

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Jeff_Donald
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Re: Who should teach photography?
In reply to D Cox, 10 months ago

D Cox wrote:

Any good photography course will have both artists and technical experts on the staff, so that students can learn from both. A student who is mainly artistic by nature needs the technical training most, and a technically minded student needs the artistic stimulus.

In practice, students learn most from each other.

You're correct that most teachers that stay in the field for very long tend to gravitate to one side of the other.  A good photo department will have a balance.  However, in my experience the technically minded student really struggles to learn the artistic side and the vast majority remain craftsmen. and struggle with the art.  The artistic student learns the basic techie stuff they need to improve on their artistic vision and continue to produce the best artistic work.

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