Some shared thoughts on the medium of photography
Technical skills alone will not make you a good photographer. However photography has influenced and been influenced by – Art history in general and continues to do so and to understand contemporary photography from both an aesthetic and technical standpoint you must be willing to explore the works of great individual photographers and artist, as well as their discoveries and ideas, whatever your particular interests. You should familiarise yourself whit a wide range of genres and subjects as possible. It is also important that you understand how the cultural and socio-political background has affected what photographers past and present – including you or I choose to capture with your camera.
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