Narrator:Listen to a conversation between a student and her Photography Professor.
Student:Professor Jason, there is something that's been on my mind.
Student:Remember last week, you told us that it's really important to get our photography into a show, basically as soon as we can?
Professor:Yes up, it's a big step, no question.
Student:Thing is, I am sitting here and I am just not sure how I get there.
I mean I've got some work I like, but is it the really what the gallery is looking for?
How would I know, how do I make the right context to get it into show, I just really don't...
Professor:Ok, hold on, slow down.
Um…these are questions, well, just about every young artist has to struggle with.
Ok, the first thing you should do is you absolutely have to stay true to your artistic vision; take the pictures you want to take.
Don't start trying to catch the flavor the monsoon, be trendy because you think you are getting into a show-that never works, because you wanna them creating something you don't really believe in.
That sounds uninspired, and won't make any shows.
I've seen that have happened so many times.
This doesn't mean that you should go into the caves.
Keep up with the trends, even think about how your work might fit in with them, but don't mindlessly follow them.
Student:Well, yeah, I can see that.
I think though I have always been able to stay pretty true to what I want to create, not what others want me to create.
I think that comes through my work.
Professor:Ok, just remember that is one thing to create works that you really want to create one that in the classroom.
The only thing at stake is your grade.
But what create outside the classroom?
That could be in different story.
Eh, I'm not talking about techniques or things like that.
It's just there is so much more stake when you are out there making art for living.
There are a lot of pressures to become something you are not, and people often surrendered to that pressure.
Student:But to get stuff it exhibited…
Professor:Well, you need to be a bit of opportunists.
Now, a common sense things like always having a sample if you worked on hand to give the people.
You won't believe the kind of contacts and opportunities you get it in this way.
And try to get your work seen in the places like restaurants, bookstores, you will be surprised how world get surround it about photography in places like then.
Student:Ok it's just so hard to think about all of these practical things and make good work, you know.