I thought the one liners you quoted are quite useful what.
"Flash looks too harsh"
"Looks oversharpened to me"
"Skin tone wrong"
"Your WB (white balance) wrong"
"underexposed, need to adjust"
What else do you expect?
"Horizon tilted at 1.2 degrees to the right. Please rotate it back using photoshop, measure tool. Then use arbituary rotate under the menu bar"
too wordy right?
One liner comments are just comments, they are not meant to be critiques in the first place.
Moreover, no one is beholden to give detailed critiques, if every reply has to be detailed then many people may just stop commenting altogether.
I think we should all just learn to sieve the wheat from the chaff.
Better than if the comment is just:
- bad pose
- something is not right
- not nice
these you cant even tell what is wrong & don't know what to improve on.
Anyway, not much people will spend so much time to type a lot of comments.
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i think most of the comments u stated r more or less self explanatory...
perhaps u shud take the comment n do some of ur research/studying/revising n apply to ur image.. i guess all of us r guilty of wanting to be spoonfed once in a while.. but i think when u actually get down to learning on ur own, u will learn more..
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Anyway, there is no right or wrong in how a person reply in the thread, each person has his own style. But my point is when the comment is short and negative, perhaps the person who made it should elaborate what doesn't work and why. That way perhaps the TS can learn and understand better, and it helps in the overall learning process.
Terence has made a good point, most people do not post their picture settings along with their pictures which makes detailed critique difficult, but I have seen one e.g whereby the TS posted full technical info and yet get a short and generally unhelpful answer whereby the person just commented three words "flash too harsh" without elaborating exactly why he/she felt that way.
Well, I still find these one liners useful leh
"Flash looks too harsh" = adjust your flash compensation
"Looks oversharpened to me" = sharpen less
"Skin tone wrong" = correct your skin tone
"Your WB (white balance) wrong" = adjust yor white balance
"underexposed, need to adjust" = expose correctly
"horizon tilted" = level your horizon
Unless one is a true blue newbie, I dun think there's a need to spell out how all the rectification can be done right? In that case, each if such comment can become a tutorial by itself.
Then again if you are a true blue newbie, I'd suggest you go read up more on photography before picking up the hobby seriously la.
Point of putting up your photo for critique is to find out what others think about it.
A one liner is better than no comment at all, which gives you no clue about what a viewer thought about your photo. I would be happier with a few one liners than no comments at all.
When you are critiquing a number of pics its just no possible to be verbose with all your comments. Being concise and to the point is the only feasible way of airing your views on a number of pics.
wat's wrong with a one liner if it gets the message across? it may serve the same function with more clarity than a 10 page review