IMO, many beginners I see here on TPF are going about learning how to do photography, the wrong way. They are often told by others to shoot, shoot, shoot, or practice, practice, practice, which is also the wrong way if shooting and practice is not done within a solidly grounded framework of understanding. The way to build that framework of understanding is to learn the fundamentals - composition, use of light, exposure, focal length, depth-of-field, white balance, flash (strobed light), etc., and apply those fundamentals to your photography. Beginners should be doing their own C&C, because if you can't see the problems with your photos yourself, it means you haven't yet learned/understood the fundamentals. Not understanding the fundamentals is also why so many people have to ask - What camera should I get?/What lens should I get?/What flash should I get? IMO, this Beginners Forum section should be filled with technical questions, not requests for C&C.