My buddy, Tim Childers, is a delightful fellow and I have shot with him before. He loves images, and whether it is his DSLR or iPhone, if he sees something, he captures it. Tim is also an educator.
I read his blog post this morning. It is about the subjectivity of photography.
As teachers, we know we can’t test everything a student knows with multiple choice questions. We can assess the basics. But to stretch students into being creative creatures, we need to learn different assessment techniques. We need to move away from “you didn’t make this look exactly like mine,” to “I see you are mastering this concept.”
What makes a good photograph? I have seen technically "spot on" pictures that have no soul, I have seen emotionally powerful photographs with blow-outs. The real questiosn are what are you trying to do with your photograph and did you get there? How you get there is not that important.