Photo Challenges - Do they help you improve?

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Re: Photo Challenges - Do they help you improve? YES and NO!
In reply to dwight3, 5 months ago

+1.

I put a few entries into the challenges a few years ago, and I had a photo that did well, some that did poorly and a a few that went nowhere specific. Sandbagging was rampant at the time, and no one really knew what to do about it - that really took the fun out of participating, you knew the more high votes your picture garnered the more the cheaters would be voting you down. As you mention, I didn't get any sense as to what I did right or wrong, there was no feedback - so what was the point?

I still browse through the challenges occasionally for the personal enjoyment I get from the excelllent photos I see there, but in the end I lost interest in participating - kind of seemed like a fool's game.

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