gonzogolf wrote in post #16925101
I dont mind a good sound critique. But there are a few too many keyboard jockeys here who love to put the brutal ahead of the critique in brutal critique. Like others I will only comment if I can add something useful, and be constructive about it. As mentioned above you hate to be overwhelmingly negative so there are some that are so bad that I just skip them.
But isn't it always possible to add something useful?
Isn't it a matter of trying to get a feeling of the current level of the person asking for critique?
For example, if a person who just recently acquired a camera, but really wants to be better requests critique on a picture of an overexposed duck, with a totally tilted horizon, wrong WB taken at 1/16 of a second at f/22, then instead of NOT giving feedback it might be an idea to give critique on the most important issues. Then as the person evolves, you could go further into the minor details.
I guess what I am trying to say is that silence is useless! Or worse.. The person might give up trying to improve. But suggestions for better camera settings (or maybe a picture so a kitty instead of a duck, if the technique improves) would help that person.
I understand that many of the things that makes a good picture is a matter of taste, but that should hold people back, if they don't like a picture. I think it is okay to say "I don't like it" as long as a valid reason is provided.