ALwin wrote:Congratulations Simon, from the looks of the photos entered for this weekend, it was obvious who had 100% chance of winning and who had absolutely ZERO.
After all, half the entries looked like they were taken by tourists with their hobby cams, bad exposure and all. As I've said to some friends on the forum, if people are going to enter competitions they should do their best and make sure their entry has the best chance of winning. These monthly and weekly challenges are not blind competitions where you can't see what others have entered. By looking what your competition has entered you can easily try to plan your entry to have the best chance of success.
ALwin wrote:Rosie, criticism doesn't have to be constructive. It can be simple laconic phrases that directly points out what is wrong.
ALwin wrote:Honestly tell me, when you or anyone else were looking at the entries that no one thought in their mind like "oh this looks nice but has bad composition" or "this photo has bad exposure" or "the colors are nice on this one" or "this looks boring/interesting" etc. People may not have voiced those thoughts but they certainly thought them in their heads.
ALwin wrote: Also they can sometimes seem like insults (when they're not) if you let emotions and ego get in the way.
Troy wrote:Criticism doesn't have to be constructive, but what good is it like that?
Troy wrote:The thing is Aung, your reply wasn't helpful anyway, and you certainly did not voice any of these thoughts either. You simply put out an insulting reply in a condescending tone, which I'm sure many would take offence to.
Troy wrote:Who are you to say that these photos are not the best some people can do? Maybe they are putting in 100% effort. I'm always happy to see this many participants, as it pushes the more active members to go that one step further in their photos.
Troy wrote:Maybe you should try keeping your ego out of the way and treat everyone and their photos with a little tact.
ALwin wrote: Should I instead be babying them and pointing out every tiny detail?
ALwin wrote:I really don't think that people have already reached the limits of their photography nor have they put in 100% of the effort.
If you really think that they have already entered photos which are 'the best some people can do' or with '100% effort', then I am not the one underestimating their abilities. I am only disappointed in not seeing their best work.
ALwin wrote:As for 'tact', I'm sorry to say but sometimes I feel the need to act like an elitist and say it is reserved only for those I consider my equal, not for those beneath me.
Troy wrote:I know when i first picked up a camera i could barely focus on what i wanted. I'm not much better a few years down the line.
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