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I find it interesting that someone with 15 posts on FM is spouting off like this.
looks like SOMEBODY got their feelings hurt here....
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1175852 I had NOTHING nice to say and passed it by. Whew, yay me!
That's exactly what this is about. I looked at the thread and I think the people in there were definitely trying to be helpful. Personally, I chose not to add my comments to that thread and now I'm glad I didn't.
Michael, some of our best members of this forum rarely post photos, including the first person that this guy stated appreciation for in the original thread. You don't have to post pictures here to be a valuable member of our community. The forum is about having an engaged conversation and discussion about our photos, and most of us like hearing from everyone, regardless of their background. But please, I'll feedback any day of the week from someone 50 years in the biz. Doesn't mean I'm going to like it, doesn't mean I'm going to apply it.
The thing about critiques is that you have understand that if you have your vision, someone else's critique is usually based on their own vision of how pictures should look. If the critique doesn't help you move forward in your own vision, so what. Let it go. The person was likely just trying to be helpful.
If you don't have a vision, then hearing someone else's perspective perhaps can motivate you to try something different, and you keep trying something different until you start honing in on your own vision.
But hey, this guy is a newbie and he really should be getting a feel for how we work before he gets up on the pulpit and preaches to us.
I will say it again, armchair QB's are a dime a dozen......There is a difference between being in the business for 50 years and owning a camera for 50 years. Some people around here need to put there money where there mouth is. Your last quote smells of what I mentioned earlier....I have a bunch of posts so therefor let me tell you how we do things around here......Good ol' boy's club.