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View Poll Results: Would you participate in a photo critiquing subforum?
Yes! I'd post pics and critique too! WOO! 9 64.29%
Yes, but only if I have courage... I'm not so good.. 0 0%
Yes, I'd love to learn more, even if I'm not so good. 4 28.57%
No. What a crap idea. It's just going to start fights. 0 0%
No, I'm too sensitive. Don't like the idea. 0 0%
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:00 PM
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Photo critiquing subforum?

Maybe? I thought it might be fun because we're not pros, and the critiques, while helpful, might be less harsh than on a "real" photography site.

Ooo I'll do a poll!!
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:04 PM
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we're not pros,
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:04 PM
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lol I'm sure Marko would say otherwise.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:08 PM
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People can critisize my pics all they want.. doesnt matter to me.

I know they suck most of the time... my camera sucks
Summer seems to be the best time for me to get good pics. But im all for the subforum...
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:09 PM
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i think itd be awesome. learn alot about photography, it could give us something else to chat about and make us better at capturing our pets true beauty, because the photos i take dont even show how beautiful my boys are
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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People can critisize my pics all they want.. doesnt matter to me.
LOL it's not critisizing. It's critiquing. Constructive critisism about photographic technique. (But I'll criticize if that's what you really want )
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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totally great idea! i would love to get hints and pointers on how to make photographs better (once i actually have a REAL camera). at least here, people could post photos they were aiming to be "artistic" and not just photos taken for fun, and get comments on how to improve skills... yeah, i'd really like this

hey, has anyone heard of Alex lately? what happened to your young photographer with the boootiful doggies?
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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i think itd be awesome. learn alot about photography, it could give us something else to chat about and make us better at capturing our pets true beauty, because the photos i take dont even show how beautiful my boys are

Yeah that is the same way I feel about my pics
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:16 PM
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Constructive critisizing Prin!! lol
Either way. If you feel there is something to be said bout any of my pics, by all means just say it... No biggie! It would be better than 30 people just saying " cute pics" cause really that is all there is to say. Its hard to think up a great comment sometimes.
Critique me ( critisize if ya want )
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:18 PM
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But it's different if you post specifically looking for tips than if you get avalanched in a thread where you weren't expecting it. (you'd be more prepared to take it if you knew it was coming...)
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:21 PM
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agreed! (you can ambush me at anytime though,regardless if there is a subforum or not, i like tips and pointers)
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:25 PM
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But it's different if you post specifically looking for tips than if you get avalanched in a thread where you weren't expecting it
wow prin, it's like you were in my shoes! i wasn't expecting photo critiques in my "color or b&w" thread, to be honest, i know the photo isn't artistic or anything, i just wanted opinions on which color scheme worked best with what i had... so yeah, i was a bit surprised. thanks for posting this, i hope the mods take it into consideration
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:27 PM
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Yeah, I saw that... It has happened to me before too though. Where I just post/show a pic I consider is my best and then people are all, "That's your best? Ew. It's bad because of this and this and that."
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Old December 11th, 2006, 05:04 PM
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Yeah, I saw that... It has happened to me before too though. Where I just post/show a pic I consider is my best and then people are all, "That's your best? Ew. It's bad because of this and this and that."
I think it's a great idea--I never take any bad pictures yeah, right madame hazel...perfect every time LMAO
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Old December 11th, 2006, 06:36 PM
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since we are not pro's....what are we gonna say when rickc posts......might be a dead thread ......but still a good idea...i'm in....kinda looking foreward to hearing about my purrfect cat and dog pics..
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Old December 11th, 2006, 06:41 PM
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lol it doesn't have to be all bad. We can be supportive and positive too.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 06:49 PM
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and RickC can stop by to give us some pointers lol
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Old December 11th, 2006, 06:57 PM
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wow prin, it's like you were in my shoes! i wasn't expecting photo critiques in my "color or b&w" thread, to be honest, i know the photo isn't artistic or anything, i just wanted opinions on which color scheme worked best with what i had... so yeah, i was a bit surprised. thanks for posting this, i hope the mods take it into consideration
lol TD, you should really take it this way: I really felt that pic of yours was great, and in the b&w version, it reminded me of a photographer I love who does great urban shots, so in a sense, I was really looking at your pic in a professional way and was "critiquing" like I would have a pro photographer's work...

but Ma´ka WAS really in the way.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:00 PM
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HO- Not sure I'm ready for a pointer. Three dogs is enough.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:06 PM
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oh TD i was wasnt trying to critize u. i was just thinking of when you put it in a frame. (because you have a whole table of puppy pics i figured this one might nd up on their too) it was a lovely lovely photo
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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:39 PM
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inverness, michelle, nooo problem i know what you meant LOL! it just surprised me a bit cuz i know it's a photo full of technical flaws, however if you saw the other 98 i took that afternoon (yes, i did take 99 photos in all, LOL) you would understand why i liked that one... not blurry and two of the three dogs in a really cool pose and not just showing a corner of butt or a blurry half of a face it's so frustrating not to have proper equipment to work with. then i could actually concentrate on taking nice photos.... a little mouse told me that i may get spoiled by santa this year so !! maaaayyybe... maybe
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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:42 PM
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it's so frustrating not to have proper equipment to work with. then i could actually concentrate on taking nice photos....
Well, yeah. If it's not black labs, it's all the wrong equipment.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:46 PM
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People can critisize my pics all they want.. doesnt matter to me.

I know they suck most of the time... my camera sucks
I second that. I don't want your criticissimemmeemme, my dogs and Monsieur le chat don't need special lightings and fla flas, they look good no mather what.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:46 PM
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see i don't have the black doggies, only the crappy camera... you know the kind that snaps a photo about 1 second after you clicked? so there's always a delay? and it freezes up in 10C weather?
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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:51 PM
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Yeah, when we were looking for our crap digicam, the speed was the most important factor, over megapixels and all that.
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those are the photo's we want posted..........imagine if we all kept saying wow great pic......
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Old December 13th, 2006, 05:58 PM
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I would love to be criticized lol.
Good or bad then I know where I could improve and what I have "perfected".
I would much rather get advice from other amateur photographers then get ripped to shreds by professionals.
Plus we all are a lot more forgiving when it comes down to taking pet pictures, because we all know the patience,time, frustration, and money spent on boxes of cookies it takes to get that semi-perfect shot.
Awesome idea!!!
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Old December 22nd, 2006, 01:41 PM
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I have admittedly been critiqued and tried better - and some pix did come out better and I am grateful to the members who helped but I guess because I work with children and worry about how words affect little ones and people, I loathe the word "critique". I never use it even in my assessment of Residents and medical students I teach. I think words like assement, Assistance in Producing Better Photos, Evaluation - positive words that emit kind, helpful thoughts woulld be preferable imho. (and while I am admittedly (again, lol) sometimes less than judicious with my opinions, I am always kind and try to be as thoughtful as I can.
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