I see hundreds perhaps thousands of images every week.
I use Google Reader to scan for changes in hundreds of photographic web and blog sites daily. Then I scan the headlines and look at only those sites that interest me.
So I focus on photographer’s sites, new product sites and reviews of stuff I own or would like to own.
This is how I stay informed and it’s also an education.
For example, I just spent a couple of hours looking at Flickr pool sites (like Photography Bay) and pro and advanced amateur sites and here’s my overall impressions:
- Turn down (or off) the special effects in software;
- Reduce sharpening …a lot;
- Don’t shoot cliche shots (How many blood red sunsets can we stand?);
- Learn how to make your subject the subject of the image (a lot of subjects get lost in over sharpening);
- What’s the point?