Frustrated with this Forum's Photographic Examples

Started Aug 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
Phil Hill Senior Member • Posts: 2,757

Photo Pete wrote:

What I do find frustrating is reading comments from people who give no links to their own photos or have no gallery images. I tend to dismiss any comments from that sort of poster as being uninformed (They have given me no reason to believe they know what they are talking about).

Uploading images isn’t the only way to present one’s work, and some people prefer prints. When I have a shot with artistic merit, the last thing I’m going to do is ruin it by throwing away 80% of the information for viewing on a 72-96ppi back-illuminated display. Computer screens are okay for snapshots, but not, in my opinion, serious art.

Your view may be different, and that’s my point. Lack of uploaded images doesn’t really prove anything. And I’d even go so far as to say that nobody in these forums really has to prove anything at all. Why is “proof” required to back up one’s opinion?

When you visit an art gallery, do you only listen to comments by proven artists? Does every art critic have to be an accomplished artist before you’ll take their comments seriously?

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