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Teaching Photography, 2nd Edition by Garin Horner, Jane Alden Stevens, Glenn Rand

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4

Teaching Photographic Technique

 

 

“To a child with a new hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

Anonymous

 

 

At the beginning of this chapter we need to say that while the chapter is centered on technique, many of the discussions are equally applicable to areas of instruction that are more cognitive in concept. Unlike learning in other disciplines, learning in photography is heavily technique involved, and all theory and history come back to the application of technique. So while several parts of this chapter do not specifically address technique, it is always there.

Regardless of what medium one is using, technique is an integral part of creating an image. A painter needs to learn how to mix paints to create a particular color and to ...

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