Online Critiques Through ZOOM The word critique is often misleading, and is typically associated with a negative connotation. Let's be clear: critiques are NOT about value judgements! The purpose of the critique is not to judge something as "good" or "bad". Rather, it is to: Enhance our understanding of our work - - often times, we can get attached to an idea of what our work is about, clinging to it so desperately that we miss what is actually right there in front of us. Good feedback can be a REALITY check, and reveal what is really happening in our work that we might be blind to. To Build Visual Awareness - - like flexing a muscle, we can strengthen our visual sense by analyzing and articulating the visual components in our work. In this way, the next time we go into a shoot, we are working with a more intuitive, heightened vision. Identify Potential Directions - - Feeling lost? Don't know where to go next? The answers -or the potential- to tomorrow's work are embedded in the work we are making today. A good critique can help us identify what is strong and what is not in our current work, and clarify the creative path we are on. " What you need to know about the next piece is contained in the last piece. …….. The place to learn about your materials is in the last use of your materials. …….. Put simply, you work is your guide. a complete, comprehensive, limitless reference book on your work." * *Art and Fear, by David Bales and Ted Orland It is often hard to evaluate our own work. We are full of projections Of what we want the work to be Of what we don't want the work to be Of what we felt at the time of shooting Of what we love/hate Of our prejudices/hopes/dreams/wishes/fears Critiques are crucial to your growth and development as an artist and photographer, and should be considered just as critical as picking up your camera. As a teacher, I consider it the most valuable asset I can offer my students. My critiques involve engaging in discussions about your work, with an emphasis on determining the successful visual elements and what could be improved. I'm interested in helping you understand your work and its potential, how to cultivate your greatest work, and to focus on your work as a creative process. Images are viewed and discussed in real time with all critiques being held over Zoom, which can be recorded and saved for future reference. You may choose from the following options: Individual Critique (single) This is a one-time, one-on-one critique and ideal for artists who feel like they may be in a rut, need an outside opinion, or simply want to try out an online critique. It is also great if your schedule is somewhat more limited and cannot commit to more. An Individual Single Critique lasts 60 minutes, and we will arrange a time to meet. 1 Critique @ $150 Individual Critique Package. The Individual Critique Package is perfect for artists who are ready for consistent feedback and already know they would like more than a single meeting. They are one-on-one critiques conducted on either a weekly or bi-weekly basis, depending on your schedule and the amount of time you can put into making your work. As a package, each critique is offered at a discount when compared to the Single Individual Critique, and offered in two tiers accordingly: 4 Critiques @ $525 ($75 savings) 6 Critiques @ $800 ($100 savings) We will arrange a consistent schedule to meet- please indicate on the interest form whether you prefer weekly or bi-weekly critiques. Group Critique Series. The Group Critique Series is great if you are looking for participation in a broader range of feedback from not only myself but other artists looking for the same. For more info, indicate on the form below your interest in a Group Critique. Interest Form. If you are interested in taking your work to the next level and would like to discuss your options for a critique, please fill out the form below and I will reach out to you shortly. PLEASE NOTE- filling out this form is not a commitment to participate, and critiques are offered when and if available on a first come, first serve basis.