Saturday, April 14

The Dunning-Kruger Effect (applied to Photography)

Dunning-Kruger Effect - simply stated, "the less competent one is in an area, the more likely they are to rate themselves more competent in that area". However, the more one progresses in an area, the more they understand what lies in front of them (or what they don’t know). Here are the five steps to get a more objective view of what it takes to be a better photographer. 
  • Beware of feeling comfortable
  • Learn to let go of your old work (try to better them; build on what you already have done)
  • Ask for feedback (if critique gets to you … you know they are right; ‘likes' are nice i.e. Facebook, friends, etc. but you need to know what you are doing wrong and then better yourself)
  • Always keep learning (always move forward)
  • Feeling bad about your old work is a sign your moving forward (keep reading books, keep practicing)

Source: Link on FCCP Meetup Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Just in the 3 short months, I have begun to focus on a style - Golden Hour / Blue Hour I have learned many areas that I thought I understood but don't, and must move forward and learn 

- the relationship between focal length and f/stop
- preventing (or avoiding) halos in bracketed night shots with lighted buildings
- correcting for ghosting in PP caused by long exposure and moving objects
- managing noise reduction without negatively impacting detail
- taking advantage of and using people, subjects, vehicles