Photo Challenges - Do they help you improve?

Started Mar 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
jackdan Contributing Member • Posts: 896
Re: contests don't teach

tko wrote:

Seems the issues are all yours. You forgot what you entered, you forgot to vote, and now you want the site to email you reminders. Teacher, I didn't know the test was today. You have graduated high school, right?

They most certainly are NOT worth your time if you don't put out the effort to participate.

Contests do not teach. They validate what you have learned. If you're not doing well, don't expect the contest to tell you why. Read, study, take photos, take a class, play, then enter another. If you do better, validation for your efforts.

I would certainly NOT vote in any contest that required me to explain why I voted. I've learned a lot in the last 10-years, and review images on Photosig and other places. Happy to critique any individual photo, but writing 100 critiques, even one liners, is not what I do in my spare time.

I'm with you. One only gets out of something as they put into it and the OP didn't put anything into it so why should he expect to get anything from it?

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