8 Studio Habits of Mind – Digital Photography

8 Studio Habits of Mind – Digital Photography

  1. Develop Craft: Learning to use and care for DSLR camera, image editing tools and all other applicable tools and work spaces.
  2. Engage & Persist: Learning to embrace problems of relevance within the vast world of digital photography and developing focus conducive to working and persevering at tasks.
  3. Envision: Learning to picture mentally what cannot be directly observed and imagine possible next steps in refining an image.
  4. Express: Learning to create images that convey an idea, a feeling, an understanding, or a personal meaning.
  5. Observe: Learning to attend to visual contexts more closely than ordinary “looking” requires; assessing imagery with a high level of creative analysis and criticism.
  6. Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process and learning to judge one’s own work and working process as well as the work of others.
  7. Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes. (Assessment will still largely hinge upon taught material.)
  8. 8. Understand Arts Community: Learning to interact as an artist with other artists and community members in pursuit of understanding digital photography as a professional and recreational endeavor.
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