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I joined just over a month ago, and was really happy at the advice I receved on my uploads, everything from composition, to improving the quality of uploads etc..
I have noticed that the red (New member) tag beside my alias has disappeared, and funny enough most of the advice I was getting too has dried up. I found the first couple of weeks on here really fruitful for me as it seemed people were only too happy to point out how I could improve my images (for which I am extremely grateful).
However since the new member tag has gone people don't seem to comment or criticise as much as they used to.
is this just a coincidence or has my photography improved to new lofty standards (yeah right!).
would really be appreciative if people could let me know how I can get more constructive critisim on my uploads.
as a relative novice I feel highly unqualified in critisising other peoples work beyond the basics
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Hi Mo, some members who are new may not be new to photography and they wish the flag would go sooner, so we thought one month was adequate. I take your comments on board though and we will consider having a member adjustable tag.
Other people have said its really quiet in the gallery, and it seems to be tonight.
Maybe its the weather - too many people outdoors or on holiday ?
It was a bit rainy when I came home or I wouldn't be here myself - turned into a fine evening now.
re advice: just ask for it now.
re critique: just do it. If your critique is not valid because of a lack of know-how, whoever you critique should (in a perfect world) explain in their response why that is the case, then you both learn
Pete I think the adjustable new member tag is a great idea and allows flexibility according to the skills/ experience of the photographer.
As far as critique and advice is concerned, its great when people say your photo's are good, however I would be happier with comments like "this is how you could maybe improve things etc.."
I have seen a few threads on here that emphasize the fact people are unwilling to criticise shots because of the backlash they could get, but the reason I think most people upload photos is to hear comments good and bad.
I know as long as someone explains why they don't like an image and how they feel it could be improved, I would take no offence, and I would certainly appreciate their expertise.
Can I volunteer to beta test the new tag (was thinking around 5 years might do it!)?
Your only as good as your next photo
Not sure what that means but it sounds very profound
I'm only as good as last year's photo
I'm sure what that means - sadly, not profound!
I'm only as good as my passport photo
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