Exercise Title: Image likes and dislikes
Purpose: Start to figure out what sort of images do and do not resonate with you by looking at images from other people.
Method: Look at the supplied magazines and pick out a range of images that you absolutely love and some that you really can't stand.
Analyse: Use your understanding of photography to establish what it is about each image you like or dislike and try and figure out what type of lighting, white balance, lens, aperture and shutter speed were used

Output to Carl: Pick your 3 favourite images and the 3 least favourite images. Put those images into the folders in DropBox and send an email explaining how you analysed each image and why it is a like or dislike. What have you learned from this exercise that informs you on your personal vision. 

Feedback: Completing this exercise each year will help to ensure you critically look at your output and see if you are being true to what you find beautiful in an image. It is also a way to see if you can make what you don't normally like work for you. As an example I regularly come back to trying to create a picture in a forest that I love. I know that I need to avoid clutter and be clear in my image and in that type of scene I really struggle.....but in that lies the challenge to create something I would not normally approach. 
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