One college photography teacher recently banned 18-55mm kit lenses from her classes. You read that right – not recommended against them, not suggested alternatives, but completely forbid her students to use them in her classes. As you can imagine, this has sparked outrage in the photo community. And as you can probably guess – I’d have something to say about it, too.
Do you remember what it was like when you first started learning how to use Photoshop? Aaron Nace of PHLEARN has shared a beautiful video that shows what it looks like when a pro teaches a newbie to use the program. What makes it extra fun is that Aaron’s student is his mom, and she uses Photoshop to edit one of Aaron’s childhood photos. It’s not just fun and heartwarming to watch, but it could remind you of your beginnings either as a learner or a teacher of Photoshop.
Good teachers can have a big impact on our education and skills, but even our personality and attitudes. Students of Godinez Fundamental High School in Santa Ana, California decided to pay a tribute to their favorite photography teacher, Chester Maharaj. In this video from Adobe Creative Cloud, you can see how the students used the skills Mr. Maharaj taught them to create a wonderful surprise for him. And be warned, there might be some ninjas cutting onions around you as you watch.
This has to be one of the strangest images I’ve seen for a while. Somebody kneeling at a table littered with cameras, lenses, drones and other photography related equipment. At first it appears to be some sort of photography cult that worships camera gear. Like a form of extreme GAS. But that’s not quite what this photograph represents.
It was posted to Facebook by Witsanu Deetuam. As I understand it, in Thai culture, respect is is vitally important. This respect is regularly shown to teachers and educators who positively benefit their lives. Also the tools which have the same result. In this case, the cameras that allow them to participate in the act of photography, and earn an income from it.
When taking a photography workshop, it’s important to perform some due diligence to ensure you’re investing your money wisely.
Whether you’re a brand new or seasoned photographer, one things holds true — if you belong to any website, photography Facebook group, or have photographer friends, you are likely to get bombarded on a weekly, maybe even daily, basis with educational opportunities and workshops.