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January 19, 2019, 08:47:38 PM


Author Topic: Critique Corner! - If you want valuable critique of your photos please read here  (Read 7681 times)

Offline SkierBoy

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Dear reader, as this forum becomes more popular we are receiving many more posts in the "share your photos" section of the board. This makes it much harder for in depth constructive critique. With that in mind we suggest you follow the points below if you are looking for the best constructive criticism possible.

RULES:

1) Put "Critique requested" at the end of your subject line.
2) Only post one image in your thread. Or just a few if you are wanting to compare versions of post production you are testing.
3) Provide the exif data with your shot. Or at least ISO, Aperture, Shutter, camera (if not a T2i) and lens used.
4) Explain a bit about your shot; the time of day, what you were aiming for, what the intended purpose of the shot is for (i.e to frame and mount, for an online competition or to sell online etc)

For anyone giving critique, please be honest with your opinion but constructive and tactful. Always try to suggest alternatives ideas if you think something doesn't seem to work in the shot.

Thanks for reading.
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Offline Skippy

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For anyone giving critique, please be honest with your opinion but constructive and tactful. Always try to suggest alternatives ideas if you think something doesn't seem to work in the shot.
I just want to bump this and point out SkierBoy's last paragraph. We give to many "nice shot" comments and move on. I don't know about most of you but I can tell you that I have nearly zero shots that I would not try to improve on if I went back and re-shot them.

I am not saying that we cannot say "nice shots" and move on but what I am saying is if you have any ideas to make a shot "better" than what is presented then feel free to offer it up. I don't speak for everyone but I think we all value true opinions that might make us think and do better next time out.
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