Constructive Criticism

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by The Henchman, Jun 9, 2009.

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    The Henchman Guest

    I'm looking for a url or site where I can upload some photos and get reviews
    and advice on how to improve my shots, framing or exposure. I'm hoping for
    "constructive criticism". Hopefully to reviewers are random and anonymous
    people who just want to see me improve.

    I am brand new to photography. I'm using a nikon D80 for about 6 months and
    a 18-200 mm lens and a 50 mm lens.

    Does anyone have any url pointers?

    Thanks for the help!
     
    The Henchman, Jun 9, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    It's not at all easy to find a site where there are meaningful and
    helpful critiques. There are dozens of sites where you can upload
    photos for critique, but rarely do you get consistently helpful
    feedback. On too many sites, you get fluff critiques or no response
    at all.

    Flickr (Google it) has dozens of critique forums, but you seldom
    really get helpful critiques or pointers on how to improve. Photo.net
    has a critique forum, but you usually get a rating but no suggestions.
    Digitalgrin has a "Whipping Post" forum, but you are restricted to one
    photograph a week, and you have to feel the shot is one of your best
    so far or they won't use it. The other forums in Digitalgrin are just
    to show off your stuff.

    Best bet is to try several different Flickr forums and see which works
    the best for you.

    The best non-internet solution is find a local camera club that offers
    mentoring or a monthly critique night.
     
    tony cooper, Jun 9, 2009
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    Eric Miller Guest

    Give Photosig (www.photosig.com) a shot. Sometimes the feedback is
    helpful, many times not.

    One thing you will likely discover is that you get more out of
    critiquing the photos of others than you do out of critiques of your
    images. Learning to assess the qualities of a photo that you like as
    well as trying to articulate what you don't can be very helpful,
    especially if it makes you think about those things while you are
    composing your own shots.

    Eric Miller
    www.dyesscreek.com
     
    Eric Miller, Jun 15, 2009
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    daveFaktor Guest

    Excellent advise. That way he can find a 'real' place for advise because
    no one recently fits your description.
     
    daveFaktor, Jun 16, 2009
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  5. The Henchman

    daveFaktor Guest

    Let's see now... Hmm. How many photos did you say you posted? Just so we
    can get a rounded opinion about liking or disliking your pictures... One
    to my recollection but feel free to correct me if you posted more.

    Id just love to hear anything (something?) you have to say about the
    OP's questions. Oh, that's right. I forgot. Your 5D is just a mantle
    piece ornament, isn't it?

    Interestingly enough, what the OP is asking and you are suggesting is
    100% opposed to the purpose these so called "good" photographers. You
    see they don't want you or anyone else knowing what they did (mistake or
    not) or how they managed to fluke a good photo.
    Why?
    Because if someone else then took their advise and posted a "better"
    photo of the same subject, they (the original good photographer)would be
    pissed that they missed out on getting all the credits and fanboi
    adoration. Haven't you learnt anything about these groups yet Bill?

    http://www.d-mac.info/fun-pix/
    http://www.d-mac.info/fun-pix2/
     
    daveFaktor, Jun 17, 2009
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    daveFaktor Guest

    I took them on my last safari ... True! I Wouldn't lie to you like you
    do to me. Honest!
     
    daveFaktor, Jun 18, 2009
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    Noons Guest

    Annika1980 wrote,on my timestamp of 18/06/2009 5:41 AM:

    Are you Bill Graham as well?
    He was replying to him, in case you didn't notice.
    Not giving YOU any crap.
    But you had to start it, di'nja?
     
    Noons, Jun 18, 2009
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  8. The Henchman

    The Henchman Guest

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    I'm looking for a url or site where I can upload some photos and get reviews
    and advice on how to improve my shots, framing or exposure. I'm hoping for
    "constructive criticism". Hopefully to reviewers are random and anonymous
    people who just want to see me improve.
     
    The Henchman, Jun 19, 2009
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  9. The Henchman

    daveFaktor Guest

    http://www.POTD.com.au
    Click on the forum link and blaze away. It's run by an Australian on the
    GoldCoast. Rusty will give you a fair go and his members are with him
    instead of here because of the crap from idiots like Atheist Chaplain.
     
    daveFaktor, Jun 19, 2009
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    Noons Guest

    Annika1980 wrote,on my timestamp of 19/06/2009 12:25 PM:
    I don't drink, stupid moron. You do.
    WTF has that got to do with his comments on Bill's?

    Lead the way, fuckwit.
     
    Noons, Jun 19, 2009
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    daveFaktor Guest

    There's a world of difference between my "zoo" pics of a family day out
    at Dream World and you trying to pass yourself off as a (cough, cough)
    'Wildlife photographer' with pictures of tame animals.

    Seeing as you live in a bloody menagerie, you probably can't tell the
    difference. Clean the dog shit up in your yard too. It gets very sticky
    under foot at night and like the rest of the garbage dump you live in is
    unhygienic. Do you ever wash that car? It's filthy too.
     
    daveFaktor, Jun 19, 2009
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  12. The Henchman

    Noons Guest

    Annika1980 wrote,on my timestamp of 20/06/2009 1:28 AM:
    Then STAY OUT OF IT, fuckwit!
    Which happened to be CLEARLY defined as zoo pics.
    Unlike the FAKE crap that you pass off for "wildlife".
    To your "standards"? No thanks.
     
    Noons, Jun 20, 2009
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