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The Take Ten
ongoing challenge of teaching photography I
have a new idea. As an instructor I have
noticed that we teach technique in numbers
to get desired results in depth of field,
exposure etc. There is nothing wrong with
this approach except we don't seem to
explain the art and beauty in what we are
trying to capture. If a student can see and
understand what we see in the scene I think
they will better understand our methods. For
this reason I am offering "The Take 10
Suggestion". Take 10 seconds to 10 minutes
to explain exactly what your experienced eye
sees in this scene and why you think it
needs to be captured in photography. You
will be conveying the essence of art that
lives within photography. The next time you
are in a field workshop and try "The Take
Ten Suggestion" I would be interested in
your results and suggestions.
William E. Spruance
Wildlife & Nature Photography
I have had the privilege of
serving as a photography judge
in south Florida since 2005.
During my experiences I have
found several short comings in
photography judging methods.
Let's assume the judge is
represented by box A and the
photographers image is box B.
1> Never ever try to put box B
into box A.
2> Judge the image on it's own
merits not what you would have
done with it.
3> Photographers try to convey
their representation of a
subject in an aesthetically
pleasing , artistic and accurate
image. Try to understand the
intention of the artist.
4> Basic considerations for
judging photographs include
sharpness, contrast, brightness,
composition, hue, color
saturation, impact and many
others. These are obvious traits
to look for after you have given
the image time to make an
impression in your mind.
5> Photography is art and all
art will not fit in box A unless
you look for it and judge it for
it's own originality and
6> After you have made positive
comments on the image, make
positive suggestions on how to
strengthen what you believe to
be the artists impression and
intended direction of the image.
Encouragement - the act of
giving hope and support to
7> In order to maintain a
current perspective on
photography you need to attend
exhibitions like the Las Olas
Arts Fair on a regular basis.
Here you will learn up and
coming trends in all aspects of
art including photography. When
you view art, listen to what
others are saying about what
they see and like about others
art. It may give you different
perspective on the art of
Your comments are always
Wildlife & Nature Photography
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