Daily Macro View
I have a group on facebook called “Macro Critique Group”. It was set up from the requests of macro photographers that wanted a place to post their images and have other photographers give their critiques.
Here are the guidelines and info about the group.
This group is for those macro photographers looking to receive advice on improving their macro photos. Please understand that critiques given by members are just opinions and doesn’t mean they are right or wrong. If we have people getting nasty over who is right or wrong with a critique, they will be deleted. If you have thin skin, best not to post. You may not receive any critiques, and it may just be people don’t know how to give advice on that image, don’t take it personal. Please only post one image per day, to many images and the critiques will be harder to come by. If you like an image, tell them what it is you like about it, rather than just “Nice Image” if you have a different idea on someone’s image that may help improve it, then let them know. PLAY NICE, I don’t want to be the facebook police.
People have to understand that critiques given are opinions and that is all.
I give opinions to people and I tell them, this is what I would have done if this was my image, but does it mean I’m right, no, it’s just my opinion based on my experiences from past successes I’ve had, and you try and pass that info on through a critique.
People can accept or reject any part of a critique, and that is how a critique site should work. No one should be getting upset over a critique, because it is just an opinion.
I base my critiques on the successes I’ve had with my images through contests, selling seven years in art shows, galleries, and comments that are made through my social media, blog, website, etc.
When I tell someone that I would change certain things that I see in their images, it’s based on those past experience on what has worked for me and what has not worked for me.
Does it mean what I tell people is the right or the only way, no, just means that I am giving a critique based on an opinion.
People will put more value on a critique from a pro over someone who has no credits or accomplishment with their images, but again they still have an opinion and sometimes those people have good ideas.
You have to look at a critique as just someones different take on the image you posted, and you can take or reject whatever you like from that critique.
But some people get mad if they don’t like a critique, but that is wrong as we are all going to have different opinion on composing and image.
Thank those people for taking time to critique your image, as they are trying to help.
I’ve learned and grown a lot as a macro photographer when I was starting out because of the critiques I received. I listened and took what parts I liked from the critiques and past on some of the ideas that I didn’t agree with, but always appreciated those who took the time to critique even if I didn’t agree.
Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article.
Website, Workshops and E-Books
Macro Mentoring Course Online Click Here
You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com
To save 15% on Topaz products click here