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wmchauncey

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Re: importance of independent input
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2013, 06:14:49 PM »

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A career's worth of sorting through that kind of industrial-strength nonsense makes evaluating critical commentary seem straightforward by comparison.
Okay, I got it now...you're kind of a major league BS detector.      ;D   ;D
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Re: importance of independent input
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2014, 01:54:55 PM »

Is outside input necessary in your growth as an artist/photographer/chef?
I would submit that you need evaluations from a neutral source to grade your skill set...

Before you're a chef, you're a cook. Before you're a cook, you're a kitchen assistant. Evaluation of those skills is about competence across a range of basic techniques, across a larger and larger range of techniques, and mastery of a whole range. Then it starts to be about creativity, and it starts to be hard to grade.

As a photographer, I don't have competence across the basic range of techniques -- so I'm like a short-order-cook being "creative" with tamari eggs and apple wood smoked bacon :-)

My cooking is improving faster than my photography because 3 or 4 times a week I cook something I haven't cooked before, and that forces me to learn.
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