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Sep 26, 2015 16:16 |  #4651

OhLook wrote in post #17722670 (external link)
The harm is that those of us who like to shoot food but aren't pros are discouraged from participating. There's no such stratification in the other subforums I follow. Members who post ordinary subjectless street scenes or blurry shots of birds aren't made to feel unwelcome.

Next time I have a food shot I like, I certainly won't put it in this thread.

I understand completely. I was referring to my own post as it became the focus of conversation instead of photos being posted of food.




  
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Sep 26, 2015 17:30 |  #4652

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My 2 cents: anything can be posted but any bluntly expressed criticism only sheds some light onto the person criticizing that shot. Politeness never hurts no matter what. We are all different with various thresholds of dealing with harsh criticism.

If you take exception to a post, then report it. You can even choose to ignore the member forever.

Half the time here, you're lucky to get any <bump> from page 3 at all, so suck it up & either take or ignore the advice. The name of the thread is "Post Your Food Photography". That's "Food" + "Photography". Not "Show us what you had for lunch" in a Foodie forum. So good/bad/indifferent crit is something that everyone has to live with. The more care that you take with your posted images, the less likely that you'll have to deal with harsh comments, & you might even get a "Like".


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Sep 26, 2015 19:58 |  #4653

C&C on this forum has helped me get where i am today. I would never shy away from it. There are times of course where you think you pic is amazing and everyone doesnt agree. Nut you have to take it on the chin. If its someones work who you like and respect, listen to them. Dont shy away from posting because youre scared from getting criticism .


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Sep 26, 2015 20:00 |  #4654

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Sep 26, 2015 20:19 |  #4655

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Dont shy away from posting because youre scared from getting criticism .

That's not the reason in my case. I'll shy away from posting because it's become clear, just today, that "Post Your Food Photography" really means "Post Your Professional-Quality Food Photography," although the thread wasn't labeled as such, and because some replies have been snide.

I don't have any professional-quality food images. I thought I could "play with the big kids" anyway, since the quality of previous images in this long thread varied so much. Apparently not. I don't wish to burden other viewers with disappointing images that waste their time.

Is anyone else up for starting a Salon des Refusés?


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Sep 26, 2015 21:19 |  #4656

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That's not the reason in my case. I'll shy away from posting because it's become clear, just today, that "Post Your Food Photography" really means "Post Your Professional-Quality Food Photography," although the thread wasn't labeled as such, and because some replies have been snide.

I don't have any professional-quality food images. I thought I could "play with the big kids" anyway, since the quality of previous images in this long thread varied so much. Apparently not. I don't wish to burden other viewers with disappointing images that waste their time.

Is anyone else up for starting a Salon des Refusés?

No, it doesn't mean that. On your Focaccia shot, you got a "Looks good!" & a "Outstanding!", so it seems to me that you're making more out of this than it deserves.


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Sep 26, 2015 22:32 |  #4657

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No, it doesn't mean that. On your Focaccia shot, you got a "Looks good!" & a "Outstanding!", so it seems to me that you're making more out of this than it deserves.

Here's the deal, though. I liked Dave's lunch shot. Admittedly, it could be improved; a heap of plain tuna is boring, and the dark border on the plate is a distraction--I agree with all that. But I seldom get a food image as good as that one. When I do, I'd feel that posting it here was appropriate until the discussion that has followed Dave's. His photo was critiqued as if it had been intended to represent his best work even though the way he introduced it made clear that it was a casual shot.

Then a few of the more-advanced photographers started talking about snapshots suitable only for Instagram, and you, a mod, took their side generally. If their opinion of "Quick Lunch" is that low, the bar is set too high for people at my stage of learning and with my equipment. Yes, the focaccia got compliments, but even so, I see flaws in it that are at least as serious as the shortcomings that drew attention in "Quick Lunch." Besides, getting praise from some members doesn't mean that other members don't think the image is unworthy of a better venue than Instagram. You saw Mr. Spellman's comment referring to useless likes.

To sum up: Most people don't take food pictures as good as the best food photographers here do. The best food photographers dislike combing through the everyday shots to get to the good stuff. I think a category is needed between "professional, beautiful" and "Instagram, ugh."


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Sep 26, 2015 23:07 |  #4658

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To sum up: Most people don't take food pictures as good as the best food photographers here do.

This could be true in almost any of our forum categories? Why should that limit a member from posting their own images? I've posted images that suck, too. Maybe someone can learn something from them. Isn't that what we're here for?

The best food photographers dislike combing through the everyday shots to get to the good stuff.

I wonder what your basis for that statement is?

I think a category is needed between "professional, beautiful" and "Instagram, ugh."

So feel free to start a new thread. Maybe "Post your less than perfect food images"?  ; )


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Sep 27, 2015 00:37 |  #4659

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OhLook wrote in post #17722990 (external link)
To sum up: Most people don't take food pictures as good as the best food photographers here do.

This could be true in almost any of our forum categories? Why should that limit a member from posting their own images? I've posted images that suck, too. Maybe someone can learn something from them. Isn't that what we're here for?

Motives for being here vary, I suppose. That the quality of images also varies doesn't make trouble in other forums, but in this thread some of the experts prefer not to see a quality some distance below theirs.

The best food photographers dislike combing through the everyday shots to get to the good stuff.

I wonder what your basis for that statement is?

Posts #4653, 4654, and--surprise!--4659.


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Sep 27, 2015 02:08 |  #4660

This has gone from several people trying to help someone and elevate their skills and quality of this thread to you dragging it out now. No wonder you have ten thousand posts.


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Sep 27, 2015 08:30 |  #4661

OhLook wrote in post #17723086 (external link)
Motives for being here vary, I suppose. That the quality of images also varies doesn't make trouble in other forums, but in this thread some of the experts prefer not to see a quality some distance below theirs.

At any given time, we can have at least 500 members online, so I suppose that there might be some truth in your perception. But why let what is probably less than 1% of the population affect what you do?

Posts #4653, 4654, and--surprise!--4659.

I'm not seeing the "dislike" that you do. So I'm going out to take some pictures, probably some crappy ones, too, while you work on this suggestion, "So feel free to start a new thread. Maybe "Post your less than perfect food images"? ; )"


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Sep 27, 2015 21:36 |  #4662

Do drinks count here? i cant find a drinks thread

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Oct 01, 2015 20:09 |  #4663

Some fried chicken :-)

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Oct 02, 2015 00:17 |  #4664

First time trying food photography.


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Oct 02, 2015 05:14 |  #4665

Hi everyone.
New one, Kapric is the name.

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