Are there any folks who can provide constructive criticism these days?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by PhotoJacker, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. PhotoJacker

    PhotoJacker Guest

    I'm old enough to remember the days one would take a few rolls of film down to get it developed. When finished and prints were made you could actually talk to the person at the shop about your photos and what you may have done wrong or right.

    If anyone has an constructive feedback or criticism of any of my photos I'd appreciate it.

    PhotoJacker, Mar 31, 2012
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    otter Guest

    Some of your landscape and other non-people shots are interesting. At least they are non-typical. Not sure I like the colors on some of them, but atleast it looks like you are trying to do something with them.

    The people shots look like typical snapshots. Which is probably OK for sharing with the family.

    What kind of camera do you have? If you have a DSLR, you may want to get afast lens: f/2.8 or faster. Then you can focus on the kid's face and blurout the background. Some compact cameras have fast lenses, too, but they are fast usually only at the wide end.
    otter, Apr 7, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Getting away from the potential personal sniping which can happen from
    time to time in the Usenet photography groups, along with avoiding the
    platitudinous and useless "flickrish" praise of "WOW!", "AMAZING!",
    "WONDERFUL", etc..

    My suggestion is to explore Google+ photography circles, and tag your
    request with #critiquepls or < the lens - photo critiquing circle/
    < >

    Savageduck, Apr 7, 2012
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    otter Guest

    Actually, I see you did that with your flower shot. Try it with the kid.
    otter, Apr 7, 2012
  5. Sure. Some our your pictures are pedestrian snapshots and wedding pics,
    and others are exquisite, including both people pics and landscapes.

    Your eye and your technical skill are good enough that all you
    need to succeed in the high art world is a very skilled talk line.

    Some of the people pictures, which may appear to the unskilled
    observer to be mundane, with a good artist talk behind them
    would sell for thousands. They've got that "something" Its not easy!

    Doug McDonald
    Doug McDonald, Apr 7, 2012
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    DanP Guest

    Duck, you've been talking about Google+ for a while.
    I've added some stuff to my G+ and found this plugin for Chrome

    If you see a picture in your Chrome and would like to find where else has been published or find others that look the same right click on it and select "Search Google with this image".

    Folks who worry about their work being used would use it for sure (not me).

    DanP, Apr 8, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Neat plugin for Chrome. A variation on Tineye.
    It seems to work, but I have never been too concerned about the
    occasional theft or use of any of my work, because I am not making a
    living from my images. If I were I would be much more protective of
    them, certainly I wouldn't be making them as freely and easily
    available to those who are able to come across them on the web or via
    Usenet photogroups.

    BTW: Are you the Dan Petre, engineer who has yet to share any images
    publicly to G+ other than a profile shot?

    If you are I will send you a restricted message via G+ with some of the
    contributors Pro, hobbyist, and snap shooters, I follow via my
    "Photogeeks" Circle. Since you follow these photogroups you are quite
    likely to find the G+ers I have included in my circles provide useful
    information and some inspiring work.

    I do what I can to control the number of those in the Circles. That
    makes following any particular stream much more controllable and a
    pleasant experience. I follow and I am not hung up on accumulating
    followers just to have numbers.
    Savageduck, Apr 8, 2012
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    DanP Guest

    Yes, please do. Didn't take G+ seriously yet.

    DanP, Apr 8, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Check your G+ notifications.
    Savageduck, Apr 8, 2012
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    DanP Guest

    Sorry, wrong profile. I have stopped thinking after reading engineer, my profile picture is a South Park style avatar and there is no mentioning of my profession. I blame staying up at night.

    DanP, Apr 8, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Then some Dan Petre who is an engineer, and doesn't share images just
    got my bunch of "photogeeks" sent to him.
    Time for me to post an apology an engineer on G+.

    Now on to Dan Petre 2.0.
    A G+ search does not reveal a Dan Petre with any South Park avatar as a
    G+er. However, when I tried sharing my "Photogeek" Circle using your address, your G+ avatar popped up.

    So my piece of misdirected G+ encouragement is on its way once more,
    and I see you already have two of those individuals from my Photogeek
    circle in your circles.
    Savageduck, Apr 8, 2012
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