Posts Tagged ‘education’

What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School

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A few weeks ago, we shared what 7 top photographers said they wished they had learned in school. Unsurprisingly, many mentioned a desire to have learned more about business and marketing. But beyond the selection of course subject, there is a more fundamental aspect of learning in the 21st century that should be addressed.

Recently, I attended a lecture by Dr. Yong Zhao, a renown researcher in education, who has espoused many progressive ideas about the education system and how it is failing us. His thoughts made me reconsider the role of school for photographers and other creatives. Here’s what you really should be learning in photo school. Read more…

7 Things Photographers Wish They Had Learned in Photography School

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Hindsight is always 20/20, which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have already completed the right of passage for a little first-hand, grade-A advice on how to go about the whole thing.

With experience comes great wisdom, so we asked seven professional photographers what advice they would give to the graduating class of 2015 photographers, and what they would have done differently if they had known what they know now. From business and gear advice to staying true to your inner artist, and just simply being nice – take notes, cause these nuggets of wisdom are pure gold.
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MIT Offers Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course for Free Online

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It’s not unusual for colleges with large open-source programs to put out a number of courses free for the world to browse through online. In the past we’ve featured courses from both MIT and Stanford.

Today, we have a new course from MIT. Taught in the Spring semester of 2009, this course came a full two years later than the original MIT course we shared and is packed full of useful information for anybody interested in photojournalism. Read more…

Go From Static to Dynamic: How to Create Photographs with Impact

Taking a picture has never been as easy as it is now. But just because you can snap a photo doesn’t mean you’re going to capture a photograph that’s thought provoking and tells a story the way many of the best images do.

But don’t worry if you’re not there yet, because Brenda Tharp is here to help with a thoughtful, in-depth presentation in which she examines what it is that turns a photograph from a static image into a dynamic scene. Read more…

Strobist Announces Ecosystems 101, Goes Beyond the ‘How’ and Into the ‘Why’

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When it comes to the world of photography lighting education, one name that comes up more than most is Strobist. With the simple tagline, “learn how to light,” photographer David Hobby’s publication has come a long way since its inception in April of 2006… and it went a little further still today. Read more…

MTF Charts: The English Translation

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This post contains absolutely no mathematics. Explaining MTF without math is sort of like doing a high-wire act without a net. It’s dangerous, but for any number of reasons is more likely to keep the audience interested.
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VSCO Announces $100k Scholarship Fund For Creatives

Sticking to their mantra “by creatives, for creatives”, Visual Supply Co. has announced the VSCO Artist Initiative fund: a $100,000 scholarship fund that seeks to “provide artists the resources to pursue their creative vision.” Read more…

Joey L Launches New Educational Website Packed with In-Depth BTS Tutorials

Online resources for learning about photography are anything but lacking. But every so often a new one comes around that changes things up a bit — usually because it’s created by a well-known, respected pro.

Last week we told you about Zack Arias’ new site DEDPXL, and this week we have yet another educational resource to share. Joey Lawrence (affectionately known as Joey L), one of my personal favorite photographers, has put out his own aptly titled resource: Learn From Joey L. Read more…

SelfiePolice Turns Vanity Into Charity, Asks You to Donate $1 to Charity for Each Selfie

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With a name like SelfiePolice and a tagline like ‘you owe humanity a dollar,’ we have a feeling the charitable organization Selfie Police is going to go far — in fact, we really hope it does. Read more…

Photographer Documents the Struggle to Provide Girls with an Education in Kibera

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Kibera is a division of Nairobi, Kenya, and as a rule, girls there don’t have much of a shot at an education. Kenya is still very patriarchal, and if a family has both boys and girls, it’s the boys who will be granted the opportunity to attend secondary school.

The Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) is trying to fix that by providing girls in the area with a free secondary education, and photographer Jake Naughton has been fortunate enough to spend time there helping with the school and documenting its impact on the students who attend it. Read more…