"largely" well it either DOES or it DOES NOT. how can you be pedantic and yet vague when identifying your own rulebook as it suits. that's just silly.
affirmation number 1 - the FIRST affirmation of your pact is entirely 100% applicable to that thread situation. you are correct. i didn't ask...
Critique is given to help people become better photographers, artists, and occasionally business people.
I will offer honest critique when it is asked for.
I will critique the work, not the person.
I will not hesitate to be direct.
I will not hold back critique, even if feelings may be hurt.
this is what irritates me on this forum, and reinforces my doubts
that this pact can be enacted with authority and credibility.
the photography is 'chaotic and messy' ? well..not in my opinion.
the photography is carefully approached, and high quality.
the setting is complex. it's a natural environment where a spider lives.
the important thing is not to compromise the nest (it is full of babies)
or to stress out the...
maybe a simple solution is, in the same fashion as we can elect/decline editing of our photos,
we could elect/decline coaching on photography or elect/decline to have serious critique.
that way people, generally regarded as poor photographers would fade out the picture -
or continue happy in...
@Garbz quote: Summary comments along the lines of "I like it!" or "Great job!" or "It sucks!" do no one any good and will be avoided at all costs.
well this is someone's opinion. and obviously shared by others. but i disagree that
the positive words of encouragement 'do no good'. we can say...