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 the 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 useful if I could design an online tool to help photographers measure the extent of their knowledge.
The Photography Assessment Tool was born
The Photography Assessment Tool
The Photography Assessment Tool tests your photographic knowledge and gives you an instant report on your strengths and weaknesses in four key areas:
- The familiarity you have with your camera and its controls
- The ability you have to control the situation to get the shot you want
- Your creative skills with the camera; composing your shot and thinking creatively
- Your confidence to work as a skilled photographer
40+ 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.
Try it for yourself
[Click here] to assess your photography knowledge