gazmorton2000 wrote in post #14941598
My personal reason is because, I look around the forum at photos that other people post, photos that I aspire to, photos that I would love to be able to create, and I am way, way, way off the mark. I know the argument to this is to leave the photo up and receive comments etc, take them on board and use them to improve, but I'm getting really frustrated with my stuff being so far behind
at the moment. Apologies.
Behind what? This isn't a competition. A photo is what it is to any given person. I see all of the comments made regarding all of the photos here........too dark, too light, too soft, change this, remove that......gimme a freekin' break. Guess what...all of these comments are opinions. I get much more from trying different things than I do from having others express their opinions of my photos.
We all want others to like our work, but the most important thing is for you to enjoy making your pictures. Shoot some real bombs.....you bet. I know I do. So what. Heck, if nothing else, have a few laughs over them. At the same time, when you look at them I'll bet you can see why a particular photo might not have turned out the way you had planned.
Above all, don't be intimidated by others here being less than complimentary. I think most everyone here is pretty mature and offers criticisms only with the intent of trying to help.
Fear not, my friend. Take some solace in the fact that most everyone here is just like you and me: a hobbyist that happens to shoot a really good one now and then. Post some of your pictures. I'd like to see some.