Chris joins Leo to talk about how simple photography has become. There's a lot of instant gratification because you get to see your image immediately. That means you learn faster. And chances are, there are a majority of photographers who have never shot a roll of film and had to wait several days or even weeks to get their photos. Now we have instant sorting using artificial intelligence, instant photo editing, and feedback through sharing.
So much is being done for you, does there come a point where it's counterproductive to your photography? Have you really learned the basics? It comes down to what's your goal is as a photographer. Chris says one of the best ways to be a better photographer is to engage with the process. Go on the journey: spend time with your photos, analyze them, sort them, organize them, that's how you learn. Having it automated for you means you won't really learn how to triage your photos.
Our next photo assignment is - ELECTRIC. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "ELECTRIC" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "ELECTRIC" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!