Photography 101: Stupid Is as Stupid Does

Photojournalist Stephen Dennstedt continues his series Photography 101: Stupid Is as Stupid Does from this post on his blog.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

The immortal Forrest Gump coined the phrase: Stupid is as stupid does. Along with: Life is like a box of chocolates. Gotta love ol’ Forrest. Looking for any kind of validation on social media seems like one of those stupid does things.

It’s hard for Creatives to get intelligent critical feedback on their work and it’s definitely not going to happen on social media sites like Facebook. Social media Likes and Shares are nice but do nothing to take your efforts to the next level.

It gets a little discouraging sometimes but you have to consider the context of the sites you’re sharing your creations on. I’m on Facebook a lot because I travel the world full-time and it’s my venue of choice for connecting with family and friends—I dumpster-ized my cellphone when I left the USA in early 2012 (one of the best decisions…

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