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[C&C] So how about a "Photo Critique Contest"?

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by bartjeej, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Reading this discussion
    https://www.photographerslounge.org/showthread.php?t=31657&page=5
    got me thinking... indeed the comments here tend to be polite without offering much in the way of suggestions for improvement, and the photo critique forum is used very little (just 5 threads so far this year, and one of them was in the wrong forum!).

    So what about a contest for critiquing (sp?) photos?
    It could be organized so that one member posts an image or a set of images, and then the rest of the forum have, say, a week or 2 to provide constructive criticism. Whomever is deemed by the OP to have given the most useful criticism is selected to "host" the next contest and post one or more images of his/her own.

    Perhaps this could lead to members internalizing an attitude of constructive criticism a bit more, also elsewhere in the forum. So long as we all stay friendly and constructive about our criticism, I think it could help all of us reach a higher level.

    Constructive criticism of this plan is more than welcome :wink:
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    bart, I like that idea. One of the aspects I think that is key is the critics are willing to sit on the hot seat should their criticism be deemed the best. Knowing that your fellow forum members will be critiquing your work next should aid in keeping comments helpful instead of disparaging. Fear of retribution can be a good motivator.
     
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  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    This is exactly upon the lines I am thinking... Thanks for putting it into words.
     
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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Obviously I'm in.
     
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  5. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    527
    Dec 15, 2011
    It would be a great idea if only it had a built in flash...

    I'll play either way though. Interesting approach!
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Dean, was that meant to be two different posts to two different threads. Or are you having a stroke? Or did you make a funny and it went over my head?
     
  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I shan't participate as I am far too delicate a flower
     
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  8. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Luke, I'm sure it was a reference to my main critique of the LX100 :wink: and I thought it pretty funny :tongue:
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    LOL....I get it now. I hadn't finished enough coffee yet.
     
  10. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Luke, no, I don't think so, and yes.

    Bart and I have been co-whining (with others) about the LX100 Sans-A-Flash. I can't keep much of anything compartmentalized any more. If I ever start trying to seriously work again I may be in big trouble...
     
  11. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I'd love a "Pimp my Raw" contest as well. It'd be fun to edit images shot by others and it would be a great resource to see how much editing affects the final image.
     
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  12. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    ^ LOVE that idea!
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I was actually thinking of starting one, but the logistics got in the way. I don't know where to put a RAW file for download.
     
  14. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    It would have to be put in some online space that lets you store and allow file downloads. Dropbox, Box, Copy etc. An Image hosting site would not normally be used, I wouldnt think.
     
  15. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
  16. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    I remember when Luke pimped one of my raw files !

    My lovely Scottish landscape ended up with a giant EM5 appearing from behind a mountain ! :mad:

    Let him pimp at your peril !!
     
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  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I almost forgot about that one.....I called it Mt. Olympus...... :rofl:
     
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  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I didn't know any better. I just always see it in all caps.
     
  19. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I wish the apostrophe was where the semicolon is
     
  20. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I had a snarky comment there earlier, but I immediately became a bigger man and changed it.