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

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Discussing Creativity

 

 

“Conventional education makes independent thinking extremely difficult.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life

 

 

Techniques are the tools of photography and creativity represents the desired outcome of photography...the implement and the object. It becomes important that we define the difference between how we will make a photograph—the technique, and why we will make a photograph—the creativity that goes into the image. In the last chapter we discussed the idea of assisting learning of the techniques of photography. In this chapter we will concentrate on ideas of helping others learn about creativity and how to be creative.

We must understand that creativity is not the sole province of fine ...

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