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Daily Archives: May 27, 2011

Featured photojournalist: Mario Tama

Mario Tama joined Getty Images in 2001 and is based in New York. Here, he covers Mississippi river floods, courtesy of the GuardianĀ 

Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Reviewing pictures makes you a better photographer

One of the things we encourage on our courses is looking at other photographers’ work and trying to understand why they have photographed a particular subject in a certain way, this is a great way to learn. During our Portrait, Intermediate, Travel, Composition and Black and White courses we set up blogs where our students up-load their pictures for review by their classmates. This sounds a bit scary but everyone benefits.

I found this site, focussion which sets out to do the same but to a much wider audience and participants, asĀ  Michiel and Aljan, two Dutch photographers, who set up the site say “We love photography! And have been taking photos for several years now. We aren’t pro, though we want to learn and improve. Learning works great by getting feedback from other photographers. We noticed getting feedback on other photography websites can be very hard. So we wanted to build an community where we encourage to give helpful feedback. That’s how Focussion was born! ”

You might find this useful and enjoyable

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