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Old July 11th, 2007, 04:22 PM
Janet Couper Janet Couper is offline
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Default This could be JUST what I need!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello from Nova Scotia!
I have been wanting some honest critique for years. Don't you just wonder when folks gush over your images ; you think you've 'missed the mark' but you don't know why? I am hoping that you all can help me improve my images... therefore I will be submitting those that I think could be more.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Charles L Webster Charles L Webster is offline
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Hi Janet.

Well if you are tired of "Wow that's great!!!!!!" kind of critiques, this is the place.

What kind of photography do you do in Nova Scotia? Are you a pro?

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Old July 11th, 2007, 05:52 PM
Kathy Rappaport Kathy Rappaport is offline
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Welcome to OPF. From my experiences in Nova Scotia shooting, the light is so beautiful and the landscape magnifient that we will be awed with your images taken with a disposable camera of the local rubbish cans. (lol)
You can call me ChatKat
I created this piece of fine art. It's Fine Art because it's mine, I made it and I say it's fine art...
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Old July 11th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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All critiques on the web or anywhere else are to be considered with suspicion, including my own. To use a critique the photographer must first have some idea of what they want and where they stand in life. IOW, some achievable goal and sense of one's own value. Without these considerations, one is has no rudder to steer through well intentioned but inappropriate comments of praise for or issues with one's work.

Here, we are open and honest, attempting to identify what's good and pointing out where the image lacks and might perhaps be improved. The problem, unfortunately, is that we all have different sets of values (and alternate sets for diverse puposes) and some a better than others at understanding photography and how it works..

Having said that, we do have a fun, a nurturing approach and, from my experience help each other in our work.

If one wants a "great picture" for a snapshot of a trip to the coast and a case of beer, then use Layback Cafe. Otherwise, any picture posted is up for "Critique & Comment" unless otherwise stated.

Glad you can join us and I look forward to your participation.

BTW, we don't supply body armor but OPF has had far fewer casualties here in the entire last year than GWB has had in the past one hour!

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