How can you identify a bad photographer?

9 years 2 months ago #161340 by mj~shutterbugg
There are many ways but for me- the biggest is something Crystal said- being defensive and ignoring an honest critique. I believe as an artist you grow from a critique, and sometimes that growth is painful. I also believe bad photographers tend to believe they are the best, without showing proof.

I have had some critiques here on this site, both positive and negative. The positive ones I take with a grain of salt, the negative I pay attention to. Although I do ignore the negative comments when the photographer in question has not posted any work for me to see what THEY are capable of. It's very easy to say hey that's not good or bad comp. without evidence to back that opinion up. It's also very easy to critique someone's work and yet not show what you can do out of fear.

Think Off-Center ~ George Carlin
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9 years 2 months ago #161682 by Stealthy Ninja

mj~shutterbugg wrote: There are many ways but for me- the biggest is something Crystal said- being defensive and ignoring an honest critique. I believe as an artist you grow from a critique, and sometimes that growth is painful. I also believe bad photographers tend to believe they are the best, without showing proof.

I have had some critiques here on this site, both positive and negative. The positive ones I take with a grain of salt, the negative I pay attention to. Although I do ignore the negative comments when the photographer in question has not posted any work for me to see what THEY are capable of. It's very easy to say hey that's not good or bad comp. without evidence to back that opinion up. It's also very easy to critique someone's work and yet not show what you can do out of fear.


Yeh it depends who/what the "negative" comment says. Sometimes people are just wrong in their critiques.

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9 years 1 month ago #180869 by luckywish1
I have to say i like the video on that. it was kind of funny gigggles


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9 years 1 month ago #180871 by luckywish1
a photographer know they are good when they get published by the newpaper every two weeks


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9 years 1 month ago #180878 by lesanne45

Rob pix4u2 wrote: nice paintings - my Dad was a painter and worked in charcoal/oils/watercolor and such. I was never that good so I picked up a camera and followed that route


My Dad was an Artist and my Mom is and artist who paints with oils, my son is also an Artist. although I can draw pretty well I get more satisfaction with the camera.

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9 years 1 month ago - 9 years 1 month ago #180886 by Doc_Crandall

The Time Capturer wrote: A "bad photographer" is the one that doesn't know he/she is a bad photographer... <SNIP> ...without seeing any examples, what I would think would make a bad photographer is one that doesn't learn from past mistakes and makes the same errors again and again becaue they are so hung up on themselves, they don't pay attention to critique.


"It’s my opinion that the web is full of bad pictures. Not evil, not adult-though you can make an argument for that as well, and you’d be right-but just simply bad. For every five good pictures, there's at least a dozen bad ones. Sometimes they're blurry or out of focus, sometimes with no thought given to any sort of composition...and sometimes they look like they were taken by a three year old. Tops of heads missing, cut off at the knees, etc." (Taken from a blog article I wrote, 9/20/11.)

What's really sad is most bad photographers really don't know it. I don't like all of my shots; but I do try and learn from all of them. I have a whole roll of what should have been outdoor pictures, but instead are great shots of the screen in the window. I keep this and look at it every so often to remind myself that I'm still learning.


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9 years 1 month ago #180900 by Croc Bait
lmao.... I did Scotty and your right...... Just kidding mate :-)


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9 years 1 month ago #180923 by Scotty
I told you! I'll keep putting bad pictures on there. It's becoming a hobby.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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9 years 1 month ago #180929 by robkerf
When someone calls themselves a photographer vs. a snapshooter.

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9 years 1 month ago #180990 by James L

Croc Bait wrote: lmao.... I did Scotty and your right...... Just kidding mate :-)


Is that you in your avatar with the croc?


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