Excentrique;Originally posted by excentrique
I agree with this point. critique should be retained. Is either we modify it or we have a new section where we can just 'study' pictures. It need not necessary to be just members work. But pictures from well known photographers as well. The idea is to create more exposure possiblities to different types of works, and the differect aspects of criting a work.
I am one of those who voted, "Nay" and initially i thought that would be all. However, the interesting thing was the picture (Tomoko Uemura in Her Bath) stuck in my head and i decided to read more about it and over the next few days, i realised that i have just learnt a few new things.
I can frankly and honestly say that there isn't anything wrong with you trying but remember, it's all about bringing it to the masses. I am one of the "masses" here and the jargon used, and not to mentioned the way it came across wasn't really attractive to me. Too serious, too (pardon the term) arty-farty and well, un-appealing.
Once again, allow me to stress that there is nothing wrong with what you are doing but try to understand that what you want to do must cater to a broad spectrum. Appreciation of photography is very subjective so there can be no "set standard". Everyone also learns at a different pace so once again, trying to push or set a standard wouldn't be wise.
Instead, continue to do what you want to do, but not over-whelm the reader. Informing & educating is important. But remember, sharing is probably the best way to go about it. (Hopefully, you get what i am trying to put across to you)
I am sure there will be quite a few CS-ers here that have benefited from that initial post.
Good luck with your endeavour. Half the battle has been won. Now to press on.