There comes a point in the lives of most photographers when we find ourselves looking at our work, our photos, our creativity and wondering if we’ll ever get as good as we want to be. It’s like a constant niggling at the back of the mind, a self-doubt.
I see it all the time when students first come to me as they struggle with that question “Am I good enough?”
Sometimes, the opposite happens. Occasionally I’ll meet someone who exudes confidence and appears to know all the answers when we sit down for an initial consultation. When I dig deep though, in almost all cases, I find that their knowledge is superficial. They use the right words, but deep-down, they don’t really understand.
I thought it would be a useful if I could design an on-line tool to help photographers measure the extent of their knowledge.
The Photography Assessment Tool was born
The Photography Assessment Tool tests your photographic knowledge and gives you an instant report on your strengths and weaknesses in three key areas:
- The familiarity you have with your camera and its controls
- The ability you have to working with light and different lighting situations
- The skills you have in seeing with photographer’s eyes
30 multiple-choice questions. Answer them honestly to get the best and most accurate results. See how you fair, you could be impressed with just how much you know. On the other hand, it might be a wake up call. It might be time to start taking your photography a bit more seriously and look at the best ways to learn more. Drop me an email if you’d like some free advice – click here
Obviously it can only be a guide and whilst there is a degree of subjectivity, the principles I’ve used in designing this tool are based on my many years behind the camera and conversations with hundreds of photographers that I’ve been teaching since 2009.
Click here to assess your photography knowledge