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| p.1 #12 · Critiquing just to show how much you know |
I try not to do this but anyone ever get the feeling some critiques you get are from those who want to show you how much they know.....Sometimes it is hard to see the forrest for the trees around here. Then again maybe it is just me.
Just a thought...
Any criticism is OK, but that doesn't mean you should apply them blindly to your work. I think for any artist who wants to improve, he/she should seek out an established photographer in the local community. Ask to take them out for a coffee and have them review some of your work in person.
Nowadays the only type of feedback that is worth my time for consideration are the ones that touches the areas of technicality and creativity/originality, while forcing me to think critically about how I could have improve on the image I shared. I mean let's face it, we as photographers are on this neverending journey to improve our craft and creative vision.
Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of people offering a critique that don't have any substance. For instance, "I don't like how the hair looks in this photo." (OK, tell us why the hair doesn't fit with the overall image and how it could have been improved, but do consider the circumstances that the photographer was in. i.e. wedding event, etc.).
I know this is going to offend people, but I've been visiting this forum from time to time which began several years ago and I see some of the regulars posting the same stuff over and over again without any noticeable improvement. That to me is very boring and makes me wonder the kind of critique offered hurting their development.
Flame suit on, I guess.