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Old Jan 25, 2005, 3:52 PM   #11
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I think you are right - if the default was "critique please" then there would be more discussion. I hope for tips and hints and constructive criticism - that's primarily why I joined.

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P.S. I've never noticed the "please critique" comment/button when I post? Where is it?
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 3:35 AM   #12
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Thanks for your views everyone.

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P.S. I've never noticed the "please critique" comment/button when I post? Where is it?
There isn't one. It'd all be done as a normal reply.
Unless you mean when you start a new topic and want to flag it for critique? That can't be done either.
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Old Jan 31, 2005, 11:45 PM   #13
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oh..btw...

a critique is only someone's opinion...if you don't think the suggestion works, you can choose to ignore it!

it is nice to have some different opinions and ideas flying around though
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 4:35 AM   #14
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I'm just starting out with Photograpy, while I'm not to 'pressed with my Dimage z1 right now. It's either the foucs is to soft orthere's to muchPurple fringinggoing on it may have a 10x (38-380mm - 135 Equiv.) Lense but, just doesn't feel powerfull enough for me. But, it's not gonning to stop me either. I have actualy shot what I would think as some great Pics with this Camera (albeit very seldom), and even then nothing like some of the other shots of the same subject matter (ususaly Ducks), with details out the wazsu. But, for all that I'm very open minded about critique. If you take it at face value, it could only make you a better Photograher...
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Old Apr 7, 2005, 12:53 AM   #15
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I think critiques are important. It can open up your thoughts about your own photo as long as a person realizes (as Vito said) a critique is only an opinion. Stating you like a photo is nice but doesn't tell you why. Stating you don't like a photo can be tough to take but still doesn't tell you why.

This is a photo challange and learning place and getting a critique can be a positive part of that process.

If I remember correctly Barbara used to tell why she liked a photo and what areas she thought could be made better.

Vito has always been gently honest when commenting.

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Old Apr 9, 2005, 12:34 AM   #16
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I think critique isa good idea, especially if comming from more than one person, the more the better. And people shouldnt hold back from posting critique just because someone else already said basicly what was on thier mind too. If the samething is mentioned in many different peoples replies than that may prove to be the most important factor in the shot be it positive or negative. I dont feel im experianced enough at the momentto offer advice, but i will try to reply as to what i like about a photo. Lets learn from each other!

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Old Apr 9, 2005, 10:01 AM   #17
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mag..that's a great point!

it's very true!

thanks for bringing that up :-D

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Old Apr 20, 2005, 4:30 AM   #18
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As I am asomewhat pedantic speaker of British English, my only criticism of "critique" is when it's used as a verb, and not as the French noun meaning "review". I'm delighted to see some in this thread still using it as a noun. I myself prefer Mag's word "advice", or maybe "suggestions".

However, as we're already busily "showcasing" our images in albums and on websites, instead of displaying them in showcases, I fear I'm too late to adjust World English.

Seriously, the phrases "Advice welcome" or "Suggestions welcome" don't take long to type when someone is posting an image. Although I find "critique" interesting in general, I have been a bit irritated lately by some of the comments about composition and cropping.I think they are very subject to personal and widely varying tastes. Some folk like tight cropping, and some like to see the context of the subject.Discussion between these viewpoints isn't likely to get very far.I therefore feel it's best restricted to those who want it.


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Old Apr 21, 2005, 2:39 PM   #19
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Critiques should be automatic in the Weekly Photo Challenge. All members entering the challenge should be aware of it. Vito could remind it in his post when starting a new challenge.

This should be a rule in the weekly challenge. I am certain everyone would benefit from it... specially newbies like me :-)


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Old Apr 21, 2005, 8:24 PM   #20
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Alan T wrote:
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Seriously, the phrases "Advice welcome" or "Suggestions welcome" don't take long to type when someone is posting an image. Although I find "critique" interesting in general, I have been a bit irritated lately by some of the comments about composition and cropping. I think they are very subject to personal and widely varying tastes. Some folk like tight cropping, and some like to see the context of the subject. Discussion between these viewpoints isn't likely to get very far. I therefore feel it's best restricted to those who want it.

Ditto :!::!::!:
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