In his photography blog, Beyond the Surface, Paul Turounet recently reviewed the book, The Education of a Photographer. There are several provocative excerpts, including one from a section entitled The Dos and Don’ts of Graduate Studies: Maxims from the Chair:
Do something old in a new way.
Do something new in an old way.
Do something new in a new way; whatever works, works.
Connect with others –network.
Look at everything — stare.
Construct your images from the edge inward.
Edit — when in doubt, shoot more. Edit again.
Don’t dare do it about yourself – or your friend – or your family.
Don’t dare photograph yourself nude.
Don’t whine, just produce.
– by Charles Traub, Chair of the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department in New York.
Photographers take note: Paul’s blog is a wonderful resource in its own right. Check out some of his recent posts.
Also, aside from not photographing yourself naked and not whining, what are some other do’s and don’ts that photographers should abide by?