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Journal Entry: Sun Apr 25, 2010, 6:19 PM


Hello and welcome to this nightly rant,

I've let you all complain in my poll a few days ago, now it's my turn to give the love back :lol:.


People, if you can't handle criticism on your photos disable your comments.

I've had it happen a few times where I commented on a photo saying a few words about how they can improve on it. And instead of taking that advice they just went apeshit on me because they thought their work was the best out there apparently.

I believe this is a community where we can and are helping each other to improve on doing what we love. I know a lot of people are happy with a comment saying "Nice" "Beautiful" or just a single emoticon.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate those comments as well. But there is nothing like a comment that could lead me evolve in photography.

If you just want comments that say nice lovely beautiful things about it, I'd suggest you disable your comments and just receive favs or get from your pink fluffy cloud in the sky and get your ass into reality. Because there is always room for improvement.

If you are aspiring please accept constructive criticism and use it to evolve!

Thank you for listening to my nightly rant, good night!

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xemnasthehedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
100% true if you ask me! Heh, usually dont get much comments and actually i never had any critics on my work so yeah... for me its not really useful because i want to improve :p ah well i dont say that i dont like the 'i like it!' comments
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mad57 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
I'd like to have comments, i'm never angry about criticism (it's the only way to improve skills, and i think that this community is created to serve this aim).

ZEN ATTITUDE. :meditate:
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Galaxygirl300 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I know...
I used to give out good constructive criticism..(that’s how I viewed it) but then people started to block me! and call me and my art names.. Just because I made them “angry/hurt” something like that.

Like allot of ladies im sensitive, so I got this “lock” from giving out constructive criticism. Apparently people could not handle it..

If you can give out nice comments when you fancy something, why cant one give out comments when you don’t fancy it? Specially when you give reasons.
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Kokopellishuman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I totally agree with everything you just said. There is always room for constructive criticism
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jodipheonix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010   General Artist
I couldn't agree more.

the way I see it is .. it takes balls to show off your art.
when people of the world view your art because you so boldly
display it for them to see , it leaves you open to criticism
there are (in my opinion) 3 forms of criticism:
1: Constructive criticism
2: Negative criticism
3: Positive criticism
if you can't cope with being criticized , and hearing peoples
opinions ( we all have them ) then you just shouldn't display
your works for the world to see

( I must sound totally anal , but it's the truth and my opinion )
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REMScavenger Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I concur~!! I love a good critic, but one rarely posts such a thing on my work. I wish they did, because I know that I definitely have a WORLD of improvement to explore!
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RlySrh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student Photographer
I like constructive criticism but I think if you're willing to point out the flaws on someone's work it'd be rude not to also say something good about it. For example a comment saying something like "I like the lighting in this photo but it'd be better if you made that person more in focus" is nice and constructive. But a comment saying "That person should be more in focus" just seems kind of like picking faults.
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Galaxygirl300 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Good ponint :bounce:
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
absolutely right you are! Don`t know how people dont want criticism.. it`s the only way to learn.. the road to perfection, right ;)

here here, Dynnad.. pls have at it:, I need some telling here! ;P
how to avoid this problem:
[link]


Namecalling shouldn't happen on DA, I woulda thought most people in this community would've outgrown that kind of childish behaviour

Anyways, here's a good article about critiquing that I liked, and learnt a lot from:

HOw to critique a photograph by Kat423: [link]
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Ann-NL Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student Photographer
I rather receive critical comments with tips for improvement, give me those comments in stead of just one single word like nice or something :)
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