Critiquing the light assignment


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Critiquing the light assignment

Connie: Okay, so before we get started on critique, which I hate the word critique, but it's kind of the industry standard. But I want to talk a little bit about what a critique is. And I love this quote by Rilke the 19th century Czech poet: In artistic work one needs nothing so much as conscience; it is the sole standard. There is really no reason to be defensive or to lie, to pretend that it didn't happen. It's a little bit like lying to your therapist.

It doesn't do any good in the long run. Because what critique is about is to make you more aware so as you go out and photograph next time you will be more aware of some of the situations that we've talked about here. So the sole purpose of it is to make you stronger, better photographers. Ben: And isn't critique the French word for disembowelment? (laughter) That's how I always think of it. Connie: Well, that makes me feel so much better, if I had to make a critique. Okay, that was a good one. (laughs) Ben: Yeah...

Critiquing the light assignment
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