To my (I think fairly educated eye), my daughter has a gift for photography, which became apparent when she started taking better photos than I when she was about 12. She's majoring in art at the university, and I encouraged her to take a photo class. Here's what she reports: she is in danger of failing, because her TA insists that for each subject, she must turn in 72 images, none of which can be, in his words, "filler." Now, I can understand that an infinitely talented photographer could take an infinite number of brilliant images of any given subject, but for normal humans, this just seems bizarre. My understanding of the traditional argument is that you generally have to take a number of shots of your subject before you really begin to see it (one would take fewer shots using a view camera, of course!), but the idea is that you work your way up to some ultimate shot, which, with some luck, you achieve. This business of coming up with 72 really good shots strikes me as bizarre. But then, I've never had formal, university-level training in photography. Any comments? Is my daughter doomed in an academic setting?