Photo Tip “Paradox Learning Strategies in Photography”

Another option that can be applied is “paradox learning strategies”. Here you formulate strategies and recommendations to achieve an aim that is the complete opposite of your actual aim. Imagine which pieces of advice you should implement, in order to create poor images. This technique can also be used for questions outside of photography. Naturally it depends on what project, what aim and which subject you are working on. The recommendations for creating poor images may vary. Why don’t you simply give it a go: What tips do I need to implement in order to create the worst images?

  • Capture the main image subject so that it appears small and unrecognisable!
  • Take stereotypical photos, ones that have already been captured time and time again. The best thing to do is to not try out anything new!
  • Exposing the images incorrectly and blurring them is always a good idea in order to make an image more interesting! Tripods are only for beginners!
  • Choose the largest and heaviest photo equipment so that you’ll be sure to leave it at home!
  • It’s a good idea to sleep in, as morning light is not suitable for photography!
  • At midday the sun is at its brightest, so it’s a good idea to use this period of time to capture images!
  • Why should you look at photos captured by other photographers? They don’t even know what they’re doing!
  • Never take more than one shot of an image subject. Photographers that take more than one photograph and then choose the best ones don’t know what they’re doing!

An interesting reading suggestion on this topic
PAUL WATZLAWICK – The pursuit of unhappiness

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