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03/26/2004 12:41:24 PM · #26
Commenting on other peoples submissions is one of the best ways to learn. I find it easier to find the flaws in other peoples pictures and I am able to offer suggestions on how to improve upon them (at least I think I can); you are more objective when you don't have a personal connection to the image. The trick is to apply the same objectivity to your own images - I'm still working on that one.
03/26/2004 12:48:08 PM · #27
Oh oh, rule number #11. Don't whine and complain about low scores. Everyone has them (except for the special and talented bunch ;) ) and it's just a fact of the site. You HAVE to be able to love your shot regardless. Do not be tempted to not enter a shot because you don't think it will score good. I have finally gotten over this barrier and it feels SO much better, I can now enjoy the site and learn more instead fretting about my score. I try to look at it as, a whole bunch of people get to look at my shot and at least have it recognized, there aren't very many places you can do this. Let's not get stupid though, I still puch that update button an average of 10 an hour! Sometimes it's even 30+! Just don't get discouraged. If you stick with it long enough, you will gradually see an increase in your skill as a photographer, at least I know I have. 6 months ago I knew jack-diddly-squat. Now I can at least consider myself a photographer!
03/26/2004 01:01:58 PM · #28
Originally posted by goinskiing:

Oh oh, rule number #11. Don't whine and complain about low scores. Everyone has them (except for the special and talented bunch ;) ) and it's just a fact of the site. You HAVE to be able to love your shot regardless. Do not be tempted to not enter a shot because you don't think it will score good. I have finally gotten over this barrier and it feels SO much better, I can now enjoy the site and learn more instead fretting about my score. I try to look at it as, a whole bunch of people get to look at my shot and at least have it recognized, there aren't very many places you can do this. Let's not get stupid though, I still puch that update button an average of 10 an hour! Sometimes it's even 30+! Just don't get discouraged. If you stick with it long enough, you will gradually see an increase in your skill as a photographer, at least I know I have. 6 months ago I knew jack-diddly-squat. Now I can at least consider myself a photographer!


11 1/2: You are not required to enter every challenge! If you don't have a shot you like, why will anyone else like it?
03/26/2004 01:04:26 PM · #29
Originally posted by TooCool:

Originally posted by goinskiing:

Oh oh, rule number #11. Don't whine and complain about low scores. Everyone has them (except for the special and talented bunch ;) ) and it's just a fact of the site. You HAVE to be able to love your shot regardless. Do not be tempted to not enter a shot because you don't think it will score good. I have finally gotten over this barrier and it feels SO much better, I can now enjoy the site and learn more instead fretting about my score. I try to look at it as, a whole bunch of people get to look at my shot and at least have it recognized, there aren't very many places you can do this. Let's not get stupid though, I still puch that update button an average of 10 an hour! Sometimes it's even 30+! Just don't get discouraged. If you stick with it long enough, you will gradually see an increase in your skill as a photographer, at least I know I have. 6 months ago I knew jack-diddly-squat. Now I can at least consider myself a photographer!


11 1/2: You are not required to enter every challenge! If you don't have a shot you like, why will anyone else like it?


Yeah, forgot to mention that. What I meant to say was, if you like a shot, don't be afraid to enter it to have on you p"permanent record." I know I still like a lot of my lowest scoring shots.
03/26/2004 03:57:26 PM · #30
Originally posted by TooCool:

11 1/2: You are not required to enter every challenge! If you don't have a shot you like, why will anyone else like it?
You are your own worst critic. But something you don't like a little, somebody else may like alot.
03/26/2004 04:28:58 PM · #31
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03/26/2004 06:48:41 PM · #32
Dang, this is a carbon copy of our cat. Are you sure you haven't been sneaking into our house...?

Originally posted by jlsnads:

My photogenic cat...
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03/26/2004 07:17:37 PM · #33
Originally posted by alansfreed:

Dang, this is a carbon copy of our cat. Are you sure you haven't been sneaking into our house...?

Originally posted by jlsnads:

My photogenic cat...
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No, someone's been sneaking into MY house!

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