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Jul 24, 2018 21:26 |  #1

Noting that this specific section exists for cc, do I conclude that one shouldn't critique photos in the main photo sharing section?



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Jul 24, 2018 23:59 |  #2

You can critique anywhere.


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Jul 25, 2018 00:11 |  #3

Qbx wrote in post #18670111 (external link)
You can critique anywhere.

Fair enough. Just didn't want to upset anyone, and also hoped people might give me pointers when they see some of my efforts as well.



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Jul 25, 2018 04:54 as a reply to  @ picsel's post |  #4

You can create a signature that says C&C Welcome or something like that, if you want to encourage critique in other forums.


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Jul 25, 2018 04:59 |  #5

Qbx wrote in post #18670223 (external link)
You can create a signature that says C&C Welcome or something like that, if you want to encourage critique in other forums.

A very good idea. Thanks



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Jul 25, 2018 05:32 |  #6

Some people git pissy if you critique their work in the photo sharing section. Others like me (and apparently the OP) are thankful that someone took the time to consider our work.

I made a poll a few months ago to see what people's views were and they were decidedly mixed. More-so than I would have thought as the main reason I come onto this forum is to learn and get critiques. If I wanted to get someone to universally say my photos are great, I'd have shown them to my friends and family.
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1492401

I guess the short answer is give critiques if you want, but be prepared from some backlash once in a while from a few people. Just for perspective, I've been on here for 5 years and made 460 posts. In that time I've only had a negative reaction from 2 people for giving them constructive criticism.


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Jul 25, 2018 05:43 |  #7

I think that if you post an image on a public forum then you have to accept any comments that are made, good, bad or indifferent, whether you asked for them or not.


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Jul 25, 2018 08:34 |  #8

I agree with s1a1om. I used to critique shots outside of the cc forum. Too many times posters who viewed their less than perfect photograph as the sine qua non of the craft blasted me for it. After a while, I asked myself, what's the point? There are some who seek adulation and are not pleased with the reception they get when those with some experience cast a jaundiced eye on their masterpiece. So when it comes to a critique, don't say you weren't warned.


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Jul 25, 2018 08:38 |  #9

picsel wrote in post #18670125 (external link)
Fair enough. Just didn't want to upset anyone, and also hoped people might give me pointers when they see some of my efforts as well.

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If you'd like critique on your images, then I think that you should specifically ask for it. . . When people do this, they usually get some insightful feedback.


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"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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Jul 25, 2018 11:36 |  #10

joedlh wrote in post #18670322 (external link)
After a while, I asked myself, what's the point?

I think the point is that when someone critiques a photo on the forum here it gives everyone the reads the posts something to consider. I know I enjoy seeing critiques my photos and other people's photos. It gives me things to look out for, avoid, improve on, or include in my own shots. Maybe the lighting was too low and starting to give a horror style look. Maybe the photo is oversharpened. Maybe there is a distracting shadow or background element that could be removed. Whatever the case pointing out what you notice gives something for us to consider and learn from (whether we agree or not).


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Jul 25, 2018 18:22 |  #11

s1a1om wrote in post #18670255 (external link)
Some people git pissy if you critique their work in the photo sharing section. Others like me (and apparently the OP) are thankful that someone took the time to consider our work.

I made a poll a few months ago to see what people's views were and they were decidedly mixed. More-so than I would have thought as the main reason I come onto this forum is to learn and get critiques. If I wanted to get someone to universally say my photos are great, I'd have shown them to my friends and family.
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1492401

I guess the short answer is give critiques if you want, but be prepared from some backlash once in a while from a few people. Just for perspective, I've been on here for 5 years and made 460 posts. In that time I've only had a negative reaction from 2 people for giving them constructive criticism.


I can see you and I feel the same. I am going to add a signature line similar to yours. I don't see the point in saying everything is great - unless it really is of course :)



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