In my photo program, a strong majority of students are female and have been for many years now. As mentioned above, I think most women aren't gearheads and don't care all that much about or for equipment. Instead, making pictures is the person/student's primary focus. I've often been the only male in the room, surrounded by several female students. In my Portraiture class, I was one of just three male students, with the rest being female (about 13 women and three men).
I'm unaware of any female students that I know of that have mentioned forums like this one. I think part of their absence is due to not knowing about places like this, and also partly just from a lack of interest.
This is total nonsense. Some of the best silver printers I know are women, and virtually all the good C-Printers I know are women. The first photo BFA show of this past semester at my school was entirely made up of women, and there was some terrific work in there.Quote:
Photography can be very technical, especially when you get past the "pretty flowers and dogs" stage, when you start mixing in ligh theory, chemical theory, zone system and (dare I say) technical gadgets, women are put off.