The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer. ~Author Unknown
The goal of today’s class is to start editing our photos in class more in depth and then to critique each other’s photos so that we can learn from the experience and improve the next time around. We spent a little bit of time editing over our vacation in February and I think we’re to the point that doing it on a regular basis in class would be beneficial. So, the first objective for the class time is to edit at least one of our photos. The subject does not matter. You may chose it because you are especially proud of it or you may chose it because you wish it went better. You will have between 40 and 60 minutes to work on editing. This will, therefore, force you to make choices quicker. What photo are you going to edit? How are you going to edit it? Once the time has finished, you will take a few minutes for a break before we come back and look at each other’s work and how the editing went. We will look at the before and the after for the photo(s) that you edited and provide some constructive criticism about what you can improve as well as some positive feedback for what went well. This first time may be hard and you may find that you want to watch yourself to not hurt the photographer’s feelings. But properly worded feedback, both positive as well as negative, can help to improve a photographer’s work and should, therefore, be taken as a lesson or suggestion instead of a personal attack.
Here are two interesting blog posts that you may want to take a moment to read from Chase Jarvis, a well known photographer in the modern photography realm:
The funny photo for the day falls under the heading of “thank God for weather sealing”.