19 Sep A Guest Article: Becoming Your Own Best Editor

Source: Olafs Photoblog

In my last article “Photography is Curation” I made a case for curating your work. I had many deep conversations with many photographers about this very subject. One of the most fascinating exchanges I had was with my good friend, Ibarionex Perello. Ibarionex, with whom I had an opportunity to lead a photographic workshop, wrote about this subject in the July 2019 edition of the Medium Format Magazine. Today, I would like to share with you Ibarionex’ article and his stunning imagery. Enjoy!

You can’t discern how talented a photographer is by looking at a single photograph. The image could be the result of skill, but it might just be luck. Only by evaluating a selection of work can you make an honest assessment of a photographer.

However, that selection of images should not be a random selection of what the photographer thinks is their better photographs. Such collections often consist of hits and misses and others that fall somewhere in-between.

When a photographer asks me to critique their images and they want me to look at hundreds of their photographs, I know it will be little other than a fishing expedition. They hope I can make sense of what they’ve created, affirm their talent and make recommendations on how they can build on that.

I completely understand that desire as I have experienced such feelings myself but among the many things I’ve learned, any feedback that I receive is just an opinion. Some of it may

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