(Instructor Kenneth Linge teaching students on the streets of Salt Lake City – 11/03/2007)
Years ago I sat in a training seminar where the facilitator stated that we are either “Green and Growing or Brown and Dying”. He was not talking about photography, but I believe this statement easily carries into this discipline. One common thing I have heard from many great photographers over the years is that they are constantly looking for ways to improve their work. These might be classes, books, magazines, seminars, or whatever works for them – but the common thread I hear is that these photogs all want to remain Green and Growing.
One way I do this is to read a lot on the Internet. I thought that I followed a fairly large amount of RSS feeds on photography until I read Brian Auer’s post this week listing the 87 Photography Feeds (of which I am humbled to have been included) that he follows on a daily basis. This got me wondering if I am doing enough to remain growing in my craft.
There is obviously a pent up demand for good photography training. One just has to see the growth of David Hobby’s immensely popular Strobist website or live training events such as those taught by my friend Kenneth Linge (pictured above) to verify this. With the Internet there seems to be an immense amount of training resources (mostly free) out there equaled only by the demand for it.
My question for you photographers reading this:
I would love to hear what resources (websites, books, speakers, etc.) you use to improve your game. Please take a moment and speak up in the comments about your faves. After reading Brian’s list of 87 feeds, I feel like I should be adding a few more to my reader.
Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/200 second, f/4, ISO 100