Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Welcome, part of Photo Critique of the Week.
- Welcome to the critique of the week. I'm your instructor, the passionate photographer Steve Simon and I'm very excited to launch this new series designed to help make you a better photographer through a discussion of photographic critique. As a lifelong educator as well as a photographer, I've experienced first hand the power of the critique as a teaching tool. Not just of my own work, but the powerful learning that happens when viewing and talking about other people's images. Each week, we'll take a critical eye to a diverse selection of photos from all genres.
Sometimes my own, but often those of photographers like you, passionate and driven to become the photographer you know that you can be. I know the power of this process and this series is designed to expose you to a variety of great photography, to inspire and entertain, with the end goal of making you a better photographer always foremost in my mind. So to get the most from this weekly visual calisthenics class, I highly recommend you view my Photographic Critique Fundamentals course.
It'll make a great foundation for watching this series, because I break down the critique process and at the same time, build up your visual vocabulary for a deeper understanding of critique. And a stronger way to articulate your thoughts and feelings about photography. Through that course and this series, I hope to bring you to a greater understanding of the sometimes mysterious force behind great and inspiring photography. For you to harness the power for yourself in your own work.
Alright, let's get started.
Check back each week to watch as more critiques are added, covering new work from many different genres. This series is designed to help you discover how to improve your work as a photographer. By heightening your awareness through analysis, you can harness the information to enhance your photographic eye.