Learning from Critique
I write this article because I remember that I always learn from other people feedback. I know people always love good comment such as “wow, great photo”. “excellent”, “wonderful capture”, etc. But then what you can learn from those nice comments?. Honestly we can learn more from critique (not from good praises) although I know it’s a bit hard to accept critique from other people.
Honestly I know that people will comment this photo regarding composition (maybe because I put the MD in the center, some people don’t like dead center composition). But well, I just try to get other comments about my photo, I don’t really care about the bad points…..
Below is the feedback (most of them are critiques), click and zoom to enlarge…..
#1. Crop the right side and top side (to make the window disappear).
#2. Agree with comment #1.
#3. Hands position looked unnatural.
#4. Cropping in her arm is a bit distracting.
#5. Good, sharp, but not agree with slanted angle (IMHO)
#6. Beautiful (with 1 thumb) ^^.
#7. Cute model, try to shoot farther.
#8. IMHO, incorrect composition.
After seeing some critique like this ~ people usually get a bit disappointed….
But then, we can see the critique again one by one and then try to see if we follow the critique….
I try to follow #1, #2, and #4 comments:
Why crop the right side? not the left side? how about try it….
I just can imagine comment #3, maybe next time should pay attention about hand position.
I try to follow comment #5.
Then try to combine with #1, #2, and #4:
Reverse cropping side:
Totally agree about comment #6, yap she is beautiful but then 1 thumb ^^
I also imagine if I shoot her a bit farther (comment #7) ~ well maybe good but maybe also cut her hand more improperly. About comment #8, he just said “IMHO, incorrect composition.” ~ so I just guess maybe the same with others comments.
In the end of this article, I need to mention that “learn” is not same with “follow” ~ not all the critique we should follow (even it is constructive critique). I say this because I believe every photographer has his/her own way to shoot. Just remember “there is no absolute law in photography”.
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