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Nude models: About what percentage of the photographers that you've worked with were women? 

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How to Handle a Critique

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 22, 2014, 11:28 PM
There are only two kinds of critics in the world:
Those who don't know what the hell they're taking about, and those that do.

The difference is easy to spot.  If you get a critique from someone who's saying that your piece titled "Symmetry" needs to follow the rule-of-thirds, you brush that idiot off.

But what if you get a negative critique from someone whose opinion you respect?

Take it at face value!
Do not take it as a personal attack, and I'll tell you why.

Aside from the people who don't know what the hell they're talking about, nobody critiques a far superior artist.  I see artists better than me all the time, and the best critique I can give is, "Wow, man!  Your shit is AWESOME!!"
But they also don't critique far inferior artists.  It's not worth their time.  They don't even click on the thumbnail.

Your critics are usually peers with similar skill sets that actually care about your work who are seeing one or two things where they can offer advice.  You don't have to take that advice.  It's okay to disagree with that advice.  In fact, it's a point for discussion.  You might learn something, or they might!

Either accept it or dismiss it.  Don't get pissed.  And be thankful for the feedback.


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I do . . . stuff. I like to create things. I used to draw, but now I mainly do photography. I photograph any subject that catches my fancy. Lately, I've been focused on fine art nudes. But that's not all I do with a camera. I'd actually like to make a living with a camera, but we'll see how it goes. I might be a sculptor, tomorrow, for all I know.

Current Residence: Greensboro, NC, USA

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Elfyah Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav!
bribesdemoi Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
thanks a LOT for your :+fav: Eric !
Arkonis Featured By Owner 23 hours ago   Photographer
Thanks for the favs
theogroen Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Photographer
... aaaand thanks for all your fav´s thanks for fav´s Thank you by theogroen
theogroen Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Photographer
thanks for everything. You have a cool Gallery, looking for the beauty...:D (Big Grin) 
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