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Daily Rewind: Stages of a Photographer

We’re posting some of the best of the worst from the old site.

  1. Becka says:

    This is so ture <3


  2. Nicole says:

    Because Wikipedia says it so much better than I do.

    1Unconscious Incompetence
    The individual does not understand or know how to do something and does not necessarily recognize the deficit. They may deny the usefulness of the skill. The individual must recognise their own incompetence, and the value of the new skill, before moving on to the next stage.[2] The length of time an individual spends in this stage depends on the strength of the stimulus to learn.[3]
    Conscious Incompetence
    Though the individual does not understand or know how to do something, he or she does recognize the deficit, as well as the value of a new skill in addressing the deficit. The making of mistakes can be integral to the learning process at this stage.[4]
    Conscious Competence
    The individual understands or knows how to do something. However, demonstrating the skill or knowledge requires concentration. It may be broken down into steps, and there is heavy conscious involvement in executing the new skill.[3]
    Unconscious Competence
    The individual has had so much practice with a skill that it has become “second nature” and can be performed easily. As a result, the skill can be performed while executing another task. The individual may be able to teach it to others, depending upon how and when it was learned.


  3. ROCphoto says:

    a minor note for people, the “/p/” mark is the photography section of 4chan. There’s lots of helpful people there, but more often then not it’s just snobs yelling at people who showed up to ask about what camera they should buy or berating someone’s beginner photos. I wouldn’t recommend it there, it’s a harsh place to try and improve your work.


    • Rob says:

      This … 90% of /p/ are just gear whores who crap on everyone else because it’s 4chan and they can.


      • Jokke_r says:

        /p/ does recognize legitimate skill, but if someone new comes over there thinking he or she is the real deal especially if their photos are sub-par will get some hateful comments. But i don’t think this is a bad thing, it can really help some people to get grounded and rethink their entire approach to photography.

        If you don’t ask truly ignorant questions which a quick google would have solved, and you show at least some humility and willingness to take criticism, even if it’s harsh, it can be a very useful place.

        And also don’t take everything so seriously


  4. Rick says:

    I think the #1 best way to improve your photography skills is to never seek advice from internet forums. Read books, take classes, never color splash.


  5. Anonymous says:

    This is so true! I’m at that “damn it, I suck” stage. lol


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