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05/09/2019 10:17:46 PM · #1
So -- everyone's always looking for more comments.

But then there are the people who get burned for making critical comments.

And there are the people who don't want critical comments -- they made the photo the way they like it, and we don't know anything if we criticize.

And you know all the other excuses/reasons/thoughts/etc.

So let's make it a teaching challenge. Only submit a photo if you want comments: positive, negative, harsh, wimpy, whatever. No complaining about comments.

And let make the comments, but as a teaching tool. If you like the photo, explain WHY it works for you. What about it hit the right chord? Why did it matter?

If you don't like it, don't say "it just doesn't work for me." WHY doesn't it work for you? What is lacking? What could have been modified a bit to make it better? Could anything have made it better?

The people who comment are the professors in this class. Teach us according to your ideals. We may not agree, but we'll have greater insight.

We just need a topic. Nothing too terribly narrow so that more people can participate.

Maybe even an additional rule that you will be DQ'd after the challenge is over, if you didn't comment on at least 10% of the challenge.
05/10/2019 12:29:53 AM · #2
looks fun but don't make it a free study.
05/10/2019 12:19:57 PM · #3
I made a similar suggestion just recently for a challenge and there was absolutely no interest:( I even suggested each participant critique just one image and the idea died on the forum page in the first day.
05/10/2019 02:27:02 PM · #4
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

looks fun but don't make it a free study.

Perhaps:

Challenge: It's a Teaching Moment
Description: Capture a teaching moment. Commenter suggestion: Provide a constructive critique. Commentee suggestion: Chill or sit this one out.
05/10/2019 03:00:31 PM · #5
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

I made a similar suggestion just recently for a challenge and there was absolutely no interest:( I even suggested each participant critique just one image and the idea died on the forum page in the first day.

I think some people are "scared" of doing a "critique" -- just asking people what they liked (or didn't) and why may seem less intimidating.

That said, I think the general intent of this suggestion is really how all of the challenges are supposed to go .. :-(
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