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7th of May 2005 (Sat), 12:23
i know that there are a lot of us out there that are proud of the photos we shoot. we tend to want to share them with others and get their reaction as well whether good or bad.
my general commentis that, i put a thought on the photos i shoot. composition and such but no one seems to want to comment. which begs the question. is it me? does my photo suck so bad that i'm the only one that doesn't realize it?
yet mugshot photos of people taken at random times for no apparent reason gets more commentaries. "oh, here's a woman crossing the street" or "here's a man sitting down" , ugh!! it truly boggles the mind.
i don't know. am i the only one that feels this way?
7th of May 2005 (Sat), 13:00
I can only speak from my own perspective. I don't feel qualified to critique other's photos for a number of reasons.
I'm still learning. How can I comment on your vision until mine is more solidified?
I'm still learning. How can I comment on your photos when the ones I took today will take serveral hours of work to turn into a half-finished snapshot?
I'm still learning. I haven't gained the vocabulary to properly express what I like and what I don't like in other's photos.
BTW, nice photos :)
7th of May 2005 (Sat), 13:10
You have some very nice compositions and Iike them very much. Maybe just post one or two at a time and don't ask for any critque.
7th of May 2005 (Sat), 13:19
Don't be discouraged, like every other art, style in photography is always going to be unique to a certain person, you can say that it's an acquired taste.
I could take a silly shot and could get 20 replies, and you can take a masterpiece and get nothing. Take photographs that you like and you think look good and in my eyes nothing else matters.
Ill be honest, I feel that this forum is more technical then artsy, which is one reason I don't post my photos here often. I am a part of a private community with many career photographers, thats where I look for photo critiquing. Thats what I have done, maybe you should do that for the photography side of, well, photography.
7th of May 2005 (Sat), 13:23
I don't criticise photos because I don't feel that I am qualified to do so, I usually post something on photos I like, maybe "great shot" or whatever, but when I see a photo that "does nothing for me" I read and move on. I am only a beginner and would be loathe to criticise someones work with negative comments.
I checked out your last two photo posts, three photos and if you want to know what I think, here you go:
Lady dancing, nice shot, but the background is very busy.
8 year old doing fire dance, the main focal point of the pciture is cut off at the top, leading your eye out of the picture.
Night Market. The whole shot is too busy again. The man looks like he would make and interesting portrait but in this shot he is only background.
They are my humble opinions anyway, I think the photos are alot like mine, lacking some spark and for me that is the most elusive part, I take photos that are ok, nice or whatever, but I am never truely happy and think, wow, that's a great shot. That's why I hang around here to see great shots, hopefully something will rub off.
7th of May 2005 (Sat), 13:27
Don't be discouraged! Posting in the share forums does not guarantee any comments. If you post in the critique forum, you'll have a better chance to get some feedback - and it may be pretty frank!
One thing you might try is to put text in your post that asks for specific feedback... did I capture the festive mood right, does the BG work or is it too distracting, or tell me what you would do differently?
You might have to remind people that you need their input to gauge your level of improvement and/or success at expressing your thoughts. If you don't, they might not comment at all simply because the subject doesn't appeal to them. But if you ask specific questions about techique or composition, they can reply with an opinion anyway.
Just have fun and keep working at it and never, ever set the value of your personal success or art off someone else's opinion. Geez, I hope I said all that right.
7th of May 2005 (Sat), 13:55
I'm part of an online photo contest (nothing fancy, just for fun) and each time I get comments like "good photo, as always" and yet I never win. Hmmm.... I have a special style and that doesn't always appeal to the "crowd", even if my pictures might hold high quality and are appealing, it's just not enough for the crowd to vote for it.
I'm in no way a pro, or even a semi-pro, I'm in learning. But I'd love for those who don't vote for my photo tell me why it didn't win their vote. What made that out of focus shot, where you see half a human foot and really bad blown highlights, the winner? I'll never know.
So my point being is, maybe you are good and don't need critique, or people have a hard time to put the finger on what's "wrong" (if *you* feel something is wrong with it too). I sometimes can't come up with something constructive either... either the idea I have is a completely different idea than yours and my critique then would just be my way to make you shoot in my style. While your style is prefectly fine and works great! Never conform, evolve. :)
7th of May 2005 (Sat), 16:25
thanks for the input everyone. its good to get your opinions. with people photos for me its a work in progress that will never really be fully achieved- i can only constantly learn and evolve with my personnal style.
Blue, thanks for the comment regarding my photos. i won't give any excuses for them. they are as i saw them. i'll take your comment to heart.
- anyway, its Mother's day Morning here. so, i want to wish all of you mother's a Happy Mother's day!! enjoy your day :)
7th of May 2005 (Sat), 17:04
Berto, that's why I don't usually comment unless I have something good to say, Don't take them to heart, it is just what I see, what do I know!!
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