Mentor for Photography / Visit to Picasso exhibition

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by igmolinav, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I look for someone who may want to stay in touch with me by e-mail or else, (I could even post photos here if it is allowed, i don't have a website), and who could help me with my progress in Photography.

    My goal is to develop my own style, after I have been able to "understand" or "experience" photography through the styles of other photographers.

    Some years ago, I visited Washington D.C. There was an art exhibition that I felt very much attracted to, and that after seeing it, I enjoyed very much. It was Picasso's "Blue Period". It was the period before cubism. A very moody period in his life that was also reflected on the bluish color of his paintings.

    I remember, I was listenning to the Audio for the exhibition, and it was mentioned that Picasso visited the museum of "El Prado" very often to learn from the masters, among them Goya and Velazquez. He would try to copy their work and style. According to the narrator, Picasso mastered their styles and eventually developed his own.

    I would like to try to do the same but with photography. For example, I'll ask you questions that are hard for me, like: How can I achieve with photoshop, or any other program, this or that contrast in B&W; or please criticize my picture; etc.

    What do you think about this idea ??? In advance thank you very much for all your help : ) !!!

    igmolinav
     
  2. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was looking at the example questions I just wrote, I promise to make more interesting questions ; ) !!!
     
  3. shecky Guest

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    i think thats a really great idea, actually.

    (im more of a graphic designer than a photographer, so i am not the right guy - but i just wanted to say thats a good idea.)
     
  4. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    I don't know if you'll be able to find any one person to help you out. The questions you're asking could be time consuming to answer... plus some of what you're asking could be learned just by doing a google search. There are a lot of tutorials on various techniques out there.

    Also, you can certainly get great feedback from other photographers on forums like:

    http://www.fredmiranda.com/
    http://photography-on-the.net/
    http://www.radiantvista.com/
    http://www.openphotographyforums.com/

    I'm not trying to be discouraging about your idea - just noting that much of what you want is already available to you.

    My local camera club has an informal mentoring system set up... perhaps that's another avenue for you to explore.
     
  5. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey,

    Thank you very much !!! I´ll look into the websites that you have suggested me !!!

    igmolinav
     

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