Sweet Does It Again (Visual Literacy Review)

As I am watching this DVD set from Tony Sweet (Visual Literacy Photography Workshop) I’m wondering why everyone who ever wanted to teach anything didn’t do it this way. Maybe it’s because not only does Tony have a prodigious gift as an artist but a unique ability to communicate how he does it and an infectious enthusiasm that is palpable. On this DVD he covers a full range of topics from the most esoteric and technical (his knowledge of lenses, filters, tools and techniques is encyclopedic) to the most mundane (be careful walking on the wet rocks because you can get hurt) or (just because it’s not raining doesn’t mean water won’t drip on your filters from the overhanging trees).

- by Fatman (Monkton, Md USA), August 30, 2008

As I am watching this DVD set from Tony Sweet (Visual Literacy Photography Workshop) I’m wondering why everyone who ever wanted to teach anything didn’t do it this way. Maybe it’s because not only does Tony have a prodigious gift as an artist but a unique ability to communicate how he does it and an infectious enthusiasm that is palpable. On this DVD he covers a full range of topics from the most esoteric and technical (his knowledge of lenses, filters, tools and techniques is encyclopedic) to the most mundane (be careful walking on the wet rocks because you can get hurt) or (just because it’s not raining doesn’t mean water won’t drip on your filters from the overhanging trees). Tony is a seasoned professional who is a combination of artist, photographic business man and Renaissance man and philosopher. If you want to know how a brilliant artist thinks and how to bring the results home, this is a video you should study. The videography is also beautifully done and consistently enhances the experience. I’ve never seen anything quite like this and really do wish there was a similar product for everything I’d like to learn.