This post was motivated by discussions with participants in my classes who were seeking affirmations or criticisms about their photographs.
Getting an affirmation or criticism from someone who we may view as an authority is not going to help us to become better visual communicators, or find our own way as photographers.
The words we choose are important and they can change your mind when it comes to your photography.
Good article from the The Observer about street photography.
Among others, some of the photographers who influenced me are mentioned.
Lee Friedlander, André Kertéz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand and Helen Levitt.
All of these changes have a compositional outcome. If you are changing these things and not…
In photography, theres a lot to learn.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a know-it-all.
You must look at your own photographs with a cool, critical eye and if the person giving the critique is more interested in your photography than their own, then you’ll leave with useful information on how to improve your photography.
Although we’re working with a camera, we’re using the camera to record light much like a writer uses a pen to record their words.
Don’t believe what I, or any of your other teachers, tell you.