Who should teach photography?

Started Sep 26, 2013 | Polls thread
Great Bustard
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Re: Might not...
In reply to glasswave, Sep 27, 2013

glasswave wrote:

Jeff_Donald wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

Beach Bum wrote:

As much as it pains me to say it, it shouldn't be the guys with all the formulas, graphs, charts, etc.

All of that has more to do with picking a camera than taking a picture.

...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?

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.

You don't need to know chart's, formulas and graphs to inspire students to take create great photos and inspire them to want to learn. Teaching the really boring stuff first is a great way to lose your audience.

There is certainly nothing boring about the way camera work and the technology behind recording images. Perhaps there is no such thing as boring information, just boring teachers.



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