i also notice that some people who like to criticise other people's works... didnt post their own works too... i wonder is it because they are afraid of being criticise by other people?
Last edited by oTaRu; 18th June 2007 at 06:27 PM.
hmm actually there's a few separate issues here:
1) must be good photographer to critique
i'm from the "don't need to be good, but must know what's good" camp. comments should be evaluated on their own merits - a comment doesn't have to be wrong just because the guy who made it is a terrible photographer. we have to hone our own filtration system
2) how come don't post photographs?
yeah i'd like to see more people post their stuff too. cos more to see is always nice. plus, it helps give an insight into the person's interests and ideas. you feel like you have a better idea of who you're talking to after seeing their work.
i suppose some people have reasons for not posting, e.g. shy. or maybe some who do this professionally prefer not to. but if someone likes to whack other people but doesn't dare to expose his own work to comment, that's cowardice.
3) cyber arsonists
yah in real life this behaviour would be very rare. and it's rude even if it's online. but that's what the anonimity of forums encourages. once again, filter filter filter. i'm sure it didn't take you long to figure out who the idiots were...
CS is full of all kinds of characters lah. i try to learn what i can and have some fun, and avoid the unpleasant stuff
Is the issue that some critics are callous in the delivery of their critiques? OR that their credentials are in doubt because they don't post anything (so that you don't have a benchmark to measure against)?
Are you chuffed that these critics have high and mighty attitudes OR that they have nothing to back up their attitudes?
Would you overlook the actions of a critically acclaimed photographer like say Sabastiao Sadalgo if he were to be very harsh in critique of your photos, just because of who he is?
Last edited by Tetrode; 18th June 2007 at 07:22 PM.
To me, criticism is vital in one's development, coming from years of experience in my field, where we eat criticism for our meals
But I would think that in a forum like CS, people shouldn't just criticize and walk away. You must try to give something good for the one being criticized to go away, being better, hopefully. Criticism must be constructive, not destructive.
Its the attitude that I'm getting at. Not to be high and mighty, knowing all, but having a professional approach to it, even if its a hobby, for photography is such a fine art.
Its like a surgeon performing an operation , and walk away without sewing back the open wounds.
some can give critique and some cannot
some can take critique and some cannot
it is a learning process
where more experience and making mistakes will make you learn faster
that is one good way, but nothing beats experiencing it for your self
I think more appropriate would be to submit your shots to those photography magazines. And therein, you will be given a good scrutiny, and more professionally chewed up if your shots are shody.
What I failed to see, was what I failed to observe...