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I just don't get it. I am coming across some pictures that are so bad, that even my 8 year old can point out what is wrong with it, and yet there are comments such as "looks great" "superb shot!" "Great pose!"
I think what bothers me is that some of the comments are coming from photographers that are really good, and I know that they can't possibly think it's a good picture.
I can understand if they are trying to be encouraging, but it seems like encouragement mixed with some helpful tips would be better. That is what I try to do. I just can't leave a "looks great!" comment when it is so blatantly bad.
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Wellcome to the world of photography.
Quote: Wellcome to the world of photography.
No. Welcome to the world of the 'Clique Club' Lisa.
It's a well-known phenomenon on all online, photo-related sites.
There are myriads of Forum threads on this 'phenomonum' - both here - and on 'other sites'.
You're dead right!! We just have to live with it.
Quote: Welcome to the world of the 'Clique Club' Lisa.
Sad but very true.
Quote: It's a well-known phenomenon on all online, photo-related sites
Not all sites Mike
Superb thread *click*
best thing you can do is not do the same thing yourself, and possibly write what you think, regardless of reactions
Quote: write what you think, regardless of reactions
All very well until you get the hate mail.
I think you are right.
LOL @ EX
Ok Andy, now you are scaring me......lol
And if you can handle Andy's scare, you can probably also handle possible hate mail
Tis true, I am feeling braver already.
Seriously, I am very polite when I critique, and havn't had a problem as of yet with anyone getting upset with me. In fact quite the opposite.
Write what you think, politely and reasonably. If you think it's a clique club, just ignore it, or go for the critique angle, following the critique guidelines (I've tried this one and actually got a really nice email thanking me for my input). If you get any abusive pm's, hit the abuse button.
Oh, and nice thread Click
Thanks for all of the comments~ It's lunch time where I am, so off I go.......
Quote: Ok Andy, now you are scaring me
I can assure you Andy has been scared also.
Does that mean it was you sending the hate mail Ken?
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