Well, despite what i have said in my post. If you think you are not getting proper critique, you should ask for one. You can either approach other instructors or clarify with the instructor on how can you improve.Originally Posted by tariesy
For the benefit of others who may not attend a critique session, typically at a critique session on Friday, there can be from 5-20 students requesting for critique. Usually there should be at least 2 instructors around and sometimes, those not on duty and more senior members will be around to help.
Still, given that it only starts about 7.30-8pm to 10pm (occasionally, instructors stay till 12 midnight, which is way pass 10pm closing time to give critique as they understand that students can only make it on Friday), and the large number of students, each student prob gets about 10-15mins.
Sometimes, those considerate students will filter out those obvious lousy shots (head cropped off, overexpose, snapshots) and request for critique for those better but can be improved shots. This helps the instructor to give more in depth and meaningful critique. I think it works on CS as well. If i linked 36 shots (a roll of film or an album) and ask for critique, i will likely get rebuff and useless comments like Nice!, Good Job, Lousy etc.
Hence, my advice to those i have critiqued is. Set a high standard for yourselves, filter out and select 5-10 pics for critique will be sufficient as the problem, if any, will exist for other similar pics. This way, you can save ur time, instructors' time, fellow students' time as well as getting a better critique. I made the same mistake when i started out and expected critique for 16 albums of snapshots of my overseas trip:P In the end, i whittle down to.... 3 shots that i think is good enough for my portfolio! haha... what can i say, i am a lousy photographer.
Do consider what i say and let the instructor know what you want to be critiqued on :P Cheers!