can i extend it to say that if you find a person's words especially hurting, there's the ignore function?
Personally, I think the clashing of culture part is still okay. I'm fine with people making liberal comments or with people being traditional and sticking to their values. However, the problem arise when we have people who thinks they are liberal and pick up all their comtemporary values from the west (or where ever) without picking up any of the graciousness or courtesy that comes with it. Or conversely, traditional people who are dead stuck in all the wrong values. Just like being able to dish out their opinion without accepting that others have the rights to their own opinions. Or that authority and respect comes with seniority without knowing that those have to be earned not given through time.
I think comments like 'good' and 'bad' are really meaningless. They make it seem like photos can only be on 2 sides. Whatever happened to all that grey zone in between? Comments like that tell the poster no information where his picture actually, nor tell anyone any information about what are the standards the critic use to evaluate the picture are. So what is the point of even posting in the first place?
Last edited by Prismatic; 3rd October 2006 at 09:28 PM.
With all the respect I have for you (cause I believe you are smart and knowledgeable), this inflexibility you have in not trying to be a bit more polite and respectfull from whatever the pic or its author, justifying it by the fact that there are so few words in the english vocabulary to use that you found only "sucks", is really petty and narrow in my opinion.
I'm sad to imagine that this might be the only way you find to mark your identity above the mass while I'm sure your skills and knowledge might be enough for that.
I appreciate your comments, I take them regularly into consideration, but with this sour taste of abruptness that I don't think anyone deserve, even the lousiest photographer...
Last edited by Fiip; 3rd October 2006 at 08:27 PM.
You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!
Maybe members should refrain from using "suck" as it has become too controversial..... Potential words to replace "suck" :
unspeakable, unutterable, appalling, disagreeable, indescribable, terrible, horrid, distasteful, incommunicable, indefinable, ineffable, inexpressible, nameless, atrocious, awful, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, gruesome, hideous, horrendous, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmarish, shocking, bloodcurdling, dire, direful, fearful, fearsome, forbidding, formidable, frightening, hair-raising, terrifying; abhorrent, deplorable, disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, obnoxious, offensive, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unthinkable; characterless, featureless, nondescript, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening; abominable, evil, foul, heinous, noxious, odious, vile
So for example, if one wants to say: your images suck ... maybe should rephrase to: your images are indescribable, or .......
Last edited by Canonised; 3rd October 2006 at 08:16 PM.
always the Light, .... always.
I think criticisms are best used on printed photos.
After all, time and consideration is used to select the specific image and DI it so that it will be printed just the way you want it to be.
Furthermore, flaws can be easily viewable on an A4 print and people would think twice about showing numerous works due to the cost involved in printing.
That way, we don't shoot and post and say, "How's this?" without putting in thought and consideration to the composition, selection of that single shot in the midst of hundreds and touching up the image so that it would look flawless. Well, at least in your eyes.