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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 6:09 PM

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.

Lisa

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ljesmith
ljesmith  101092 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 - 6:12 PM

Wellcome to the world of photography.

User_Removed
7 Jun 2007 - 6:16 PM


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'.

Bottom line..???

You're dead right!! We just have to live with it.

Last Modified By User_Removed at 7 Jun 2007 - 6:16 PM
andytvcams
andytvcams  1210396 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 - 6:22 PM


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 Smile

Last Modified By andytvcams at 7 Jun 2007 - 6:22 PM
Kris_Dutson
7 Jun 2007 - 6:22 PM

Superb thread *click*

Wink

MediumSizeUnavailable

best thing you can do is not do the same thing yourself, and possibly write what you think, regardless of reactions

andytvcams
andytvcams  1210396 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 - 6:25 PM


Quote: write what you think, regardless of reactions

All very well until you get the hate mail.

LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 6:27 PM

Yes Koen,
I think you are right.

LOL @ EX Smile

LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 6:28 PM

Ok Andy, now you are scaring me......lol

MediumSizeUnavailable

And if you can handle Andy's scare, you can probably also handle possible hate mail
Wink

LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 6:37 PM

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.

whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104047 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 6:39 PM

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 Smile

LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 6:50 PM

Thanks for all of the comments~ It's lunch time where I am, so off I go.......

KenTaylor
KenTaylor e2 Member 102983 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 7:00 PM


Quote: Ok Andy, now you are scaring me

I can assure you Andy has been scared also.
Ken

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 7:03 PM

Does that mean it was you sending the hate mail Ken?

Wink

Last Modified By Boyd at 7 Jun 2007 - 7:07 PM

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