Does not the very word ‘creative’ mean to build to initiate to give out to act – rather than to be acted upon to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach it sings a song of life – not death.
Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone it has to be itself.
There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.