Quote Originally Posted by Darkroom317 View Post
What I am really asking about is the current state of photography and its future. It isn't necessarily about me but the art as a whole.
people always speculate about what the future of anything will be like.
writers, poets in the 1800s guessed, movies in the 19-teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s &c never got any of it right, not even "near future".

things don't change very fast.
the future of photography, won't really be much different than it is now ... and the "NOW" isn't much different than it was 20 or 30 years ago ...

in art school teachers can be very critical of student-work, but that is their job ... they are preparing you for the world outside of school
where you do work for clients

they want to make sure that when you hear critical things like "when i said do whatever you wanted, i didn't mean do whatever you wanted, what were you thinking"
you can say why you did something and what the point was ... not just "well you said do whatever i wanted, and i wanted to do this"

good luck and have fun!