Photography Critique :: Episode 5
This is the first half of a 46 minute critique we did last night. We looked at four photographer’s work and have loosely based this critique on the word “Passion.” A little more than 10% of the emails that are coming in have the word “passion” in them. Passion is awesome! I love me some passion. We all need to find a passion in our life and for many of us reading this blog, we have found it in photography. But… Passion doesn’t mean a thing without some talent attached to it providing you are wanting to turn that passion into created works of art.
For this episode we look at two young photographers named Jennifer and Norton. They most certainly are passionate. It is the talent part of the equation that they need to work on. In the next episode we look at two child/family portrait photographers. One has just started her business and is very passionate about learning and growing. The other is a dang fine photographer but she is in a rut. So the passion is running a little low. Also, in the next episode we see a good way to put the same person in a gallery twice. I’ve gotten emails about that. Sit tight, I talk about that in the next installment.
I expected Meg would be by my side while doing these but not an active participant in them. Ya’ll love her so she’s staying. I love her being a part of this because we get to spend time together doing something fun that helps people, she brings an interesting and “consumer” based viewpoint to the discussion, and she brings a feminine viewpoint to the discussion. I do not let her see the majority of the work that we are critiquing. I want her reaction to be immediate. I on the other hand, go through all of the images before I hit the record button. Be on the lookout for Erik, our studio manager, to jump in on some of these. Those are going to be insane.
Many have asked about putting these on YouTube. I am starting to cross post them there. The reason I use blip.tv for these is because it allows me to scale the embedded video to the width of my blog. I can only get YouTube clips to embed at their native size or full screen. Nothing in between. You can find the episodes on YouTube here. I have episodes 1 through 3 up right now with more coming. Others have asked about making these into a pod cast for iTunes. I’m trying to figure out how to do that and will update you once I figure it out. If you know of an easy way for me to make this happen, lemme know!