Logged on a couple days ago and yesterday to find the above comments posted on a few of my blogs.
The 3 images in question are a series of HDR processed pictures. Apart from the token obligatory part on the back, I was also hoping for feedback on contrast, colour saturation, shadows, highlights, midtones detail, noise, clarity and overall tonal range. And possibly pointers on how to get it right and improve on future processing. What I didn't expect was personal attacks and being slagged off. Listed in the image above are some of the "REAL critical feedback" comments posted.
Let me point out that to be a critic requires finesse, the ability to be eloquent, constructive, critical and pass judgement devoid of petty and personal rants. A knowledge of the particular field, or a body of work to justify and backup ones critique of other peoples work.
FACT: Other than the above listed rants, I have never deleted any comments posted on my blog that have been critical of my images. As they've given me the opportunity to view my images from a different perspective and ways of possibly improving them.
For the last 2 years running I've being invited to cover the K2C event at the V&A London, Top Model of Colour regional heats and finals, Official photographer at the UNICEF 05 Charity Ball in Lagos (travelled business class, all expense paid), covered a Shalamar gig. I could go on and on, but I won't.
My images have been printed in the Metro Daily, The Voice, Positive People, Simply Woman, Digital SLR Photography Magazine to name a few. In total I won £240 of photography equipment from entering my images into various competitions last year.
This year I've entered 1 image for the Canon 2008 Assignment competition. Busy preparing a series of images to enter in the Digital Camera 2008 Photographer of the Year competition. Sent off another 2 images to DSLR Photography magazine for publishing. And am scheduled for 2 on-location shoots within the next couple of weeks weather permitting.
So while my arm chair critics is or are busy wasting very very precious time posting playground petty rants and making personal jibes about my blog. And choosing to hide behind pseudo names and possible fake email addresses, I am busy on a quest to making myself a better fotografa."Photography is a craft and you have to work at it to get better. There are no shortcuts." Anonymous
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