Teacher, mentor, and fellow photographer, David Wells of The Wells Point, has just launched Photo Synesi, a new teaching web site â€“for photographers, by photographers. Photo Synesi is defined as: n. Photography wisdom. A community of photographers: sharing experiences : building knowledge.
Stuck, need a little push, or just some insight and inspiration from another professional eye? Do you have technical questions about a group of images? Do you need to hone a project idea or are you ready for ideas on publication or collaboration? If you are working on a project or your portfolio, there are many times in the process when feedback is crucial.
The site is ingenious. It’s a place for sharing work, and receiving feedback, not just from one reviewer that you happen to know, but from a selection of 20 potential photographers specializing in different areas of the craft. And, that list of reviewers is growing, building community amongst photographers of all levels. The process is easy. You submit a group of images, choose a reviewer, define your goals, and within a week, you receive targeted evaluation to help you on to the next phase of your work. There are three levels of review, depending on the number of photographs you have and type of critique you desire. The cost is very affordable, allowing you reviews as you need them, and participating mentor photographers compensation.