Protect Your Work From The Critics

Protect Your Work From The Critics.

Here’s an excellent tip from one of the masters. One of the purposes of My Visual Journey is to encourage others to critique my photos. I feel as though I’m just starting out learning the art of photography, and I know there are fundamental improvements that can be made in many aspects of my craft. I wish I had the money and the time to take professional courses, but for now I have to rely on the voluntary feedback from professionals.

That said, I need to be careful that when I get feedback I need to keep it in context. I’m not inclined to put very much weight on a comment like “the subject matter was bad” because I know that’s so subjective. What excites one person leaves another cold.

When I hear “take the f/stop down two steps to draw more focal attention on the main subject and make it distinct from the surrounding noise” then I know I’ve gotten a comment to be taken seriously. “Increase the shutter to get more definition on a bright object” is the sort of critique that I can sink my teeth into, that I can out and use in a practical way and judge the results on – and in turn have those results judged again by you all.

Please, leave your critiques – any and all of them. Take a few steps with me on my journey, and help me find the more beautiful paths.

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  1. Val February 22, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    …love the break from slaving away at my computer to pop in and see your pictures, I didn’t think I’d stare so long at the side of a park bench 🙂 It’s such a nice visual break in the work day! No critiquing from me, except I want to see more! 🙂

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