Monday, August 20, 2012

Learning Is Easy?

This morning I was reading an artical, It's easy to learn photography, but not easy to become a photographer over at DPS. In some ways that is an oxymoron, because in the process of learning photography one is becoming a photographer. Now a statement I could agree with is, 'It's easy to learn about photography, but not easy to becoming a professional photographer,' or, 'It is easy to learn the basics of photography, but it is not easy to become a highly skilled photographer.' I suspect that the person who wrote that statement was thinking along those lines, but the wording of a statement changes the meaning in the mind of the reader.

I challenge this idea that learning the skills needed to be a photographer are easy, because technical knowledge does not equal skill. So what do you think, is it easy to learn about photography, but difficult to become a skilled or professional photographer?