Welcome to Episode 142 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode is a special one! I assembled a cadre of some of the most well-respected landscape photographers in North America (our UK and Australian guests could not make it, unfortunately) for a discussion on photography education and creativity. This particular conversation really got me thinking and is full of interesting perspectives that will hopefully cause anyone listening to pause and think about their own photography. For this episode, I invited Guy Tal, Suzanne Mathia, Sean Bagshaw, David Cobb, and Alex Noriega.Thanks to listener and former guest, Len Metcalf for the idea of this week's podcast!
Our incredible panel shared their thoughts on a wide variety of topics this week, including:
- Thoughts on the current philosophies of teaching photography.
- How current teaching approaches encourage or discourage creativity in photography.
- What do workshop customers demand and expect from their teachers.
- Defining and measuring creativity.
- and a lot more...
Being the awesome guy that he is (hehe), Guy Tal is offering 10% off any order through 2020 on his website using the code FSTOP10 and he is also offering $50 off any workshop offering in 2020 or 2021 - just use the code FSTOP50 by the end of 2020.
Be sure to scroll down to see some examples of amazing landscape photography from our guests.
Also, here are some links to topics discussed on the podcast:
- The Creativity Crisis
- Desirable difficulties in learning
- Box experiment
- Guy Tal's article on photography education pedagogy
- NPN 2019 Editor's picks
- NPN Ask Me Anything / AMA
- Donate to the Landscape Conservation Award
- Secrets from the stars - Kickstarter Campaign
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Please find a transcript of today's podcast episode below: