Would You Point Out the Bad Of Your Friends' Facebook Photo?

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Kool Nelson Junior Member • Posts: 49
Would You Point Out the Bad Of Your Friends' Facebook Photo?

Some of friends always share their photos on Facebook and always with various problems like out of focus, wrongly use of flahses. Will you point out the bads in reply? Or just ignore it, or even click "Like"?

In another viewing angle, Will it be offend if others point out it in your replies?

Want you real thoughts.:-)

OP Kool Nelson Junior Member • Posts: 49
Re: Would You Point Out the Bad Of Your Friends' Facebook Photo?

What I means of Bad is very serious, like using flashes in front of mirror.

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Clueless Wanderer Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
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Kool Nelson wrote:

What I means of Bad is very serious, like using flashes in front of mirror.

Just let it roll. Facebook is a kind of having a laugh with mates in the pub, shooting the breeze, small talk, informal.

The only time I critcise facebook images is when they haven't rotated the image and I have to do the head tilt to take the image in.

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quadrox Senior Member • Posts: 1,131
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If it's a photo that is either fun/interesting or where they look good, I will like it and ignore any purely technical deficiencies. Of course if the shots is completely botched (haven't seen it yet) I may not press the like button, but I would only comment on any issues in the most extreme of circumstances and when I could be sure not to offend (never happened yet).

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Avobanana Regular Member • Posts: 383
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Do you correct the grammar of someone posting "lolz! u guyz roxx!"?

Nobody cares about the technical qualities of a Facebook photo. It's about the content, basically "who is doing what". In fact I feel that for some of these snaps, the worse it looks the stronger the underlying message because it looks more authentic and unposed.

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Jeff AG Regular Member • Posts: 157
No.

Not unless I am asked.

Non-photographers are not trying to do what I am doing.  One or twice I have downloaded someone's especially promising photo, done some post processing on it and sent it back in a private message.  Not as a criticism, but as a "I liked your photo, what do you think of this edit?"

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My "friends" on Facebook are literally my friends, and I'd like to keep them that way. Maybe if I join a photographers group on FB, that would be different, but I try to keep relations with my friends... friendly.

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salla30 Senior Member • Posts: 2,596
No

Unless they were keen photographers and seeking constructive criticism.

If I started to criticise others' images on FB a) I'd come across as an idiot, completely missing the point of most of the spontaneous imagery and b) never see an end to it

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Not unless specifically asked

Kool Nelson wrote:

Some of friends always share their photos on Facebook and always with various problems like out of focus, wrongly use of flahses. Will you point out the bads in reply? Or just ignore it, or even click "Like"?

In another viewing angle, Will it be offend if others point out it in your replies?

Want you real thoughts.:-)

And "specifically asked" means, "What could I do to improve this photo?" and not "What do you think of this photo?".

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micronean Regular Member • Posts: 306
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I never click "like" on a photo that is badly taken.

and if I were to point out how bad my friends' photos are, I'd be on facebook all day...

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Bob Tullis
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If one is to provide unsolicited criticism, it can take some effort to be critically encouraging in doing so.   So if you feel you should give comment it should go well if doled out with respect and compassion, but maybe it shouldn't be done publicly at the first swipe.   You might also want to encourage your group to start 'helping' each other by having a C&C session periodically (each pick a shot to be picked apart).

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ryansholl Contributing Member • Posts: 623
Yes, unless they're a friend or anyone you know (nt)

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TrapperJohn Forum Pro • Posts: 16,488
Why should you?

Not everyone is out to get the 'perfect' photograph. Quite a few people just want to record an event or a person, without being stylistic about it. And who is to say that they can't be perfectly satisfied with the result? It's all in the eye of the beholder, or the intent of the poster.

Put the shoe on the other foot, and see how it fits. Let's say for sake of argument, you buy a nice economical little car to get you to work, and that's all you want it for. Along comes some spec spouting gearhead, pointing out that you didn't get the absolute best, that brand Y has more aftermarket options, more HP, better this, better that...  and you're thinking - all I wanted was something simple and economical to get myself around.

Would the gearhead's comments be of any value to you, in that situation? Probably not.

Mattoid Regular Member • Posts: 340
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Most of the time I wouldn't bother.  Most people don't care. and even some people who DO care cant handle negative criticism.

If there is anything good about their photo then point that out instead.  Maybe they will remember it for next time.  But frame it like you like it subjectively not that it is "correct", so that you don't sound like a know it all.

I would probably only mention something if it was an ulrtra dumb dumb mistake.  Like using a flash when shooting through a window.  The problem is that even though that is such a simple principle and an obvious mistake to us, to other people its an alien concept to even think about their actions so they may still think you are lecturing them about quantum physics.   But that's their problem.

JamesRL Senior Member • Posts: 2,341
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Not unless they ask, and they rarely do.

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edispics Veteran Member • Posts: 3,503
You mean, like this ...
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Kool Nelson wrote:

Some of friends

Some of your friends?

always share their photos on Facebook and always with various problems like out of focus, wrongly use of flahses.

wrongly use of flahses, I think you probably mean incorrect use of flash

Will you point out the bads in reply?

Point out the bads? Point out the technical errors in their photos?

Or just ignore it, or even click "Like"?

Since you were referring to bads, plural, you should probably say Or just ignore them

In another viewing angle,

I presume you mean, from another perspective, or from a different point of view,

Will it be offend if others point out it in your replies?

I think you mean point it out, but if you refer to others then it is in their replies, not yours, unless, of course you mean, if you point it out in your replies.

Want you real thoughts.:-)

As opposed to what, fake thoughts?

Of course I know what you meant. I would not normally respond like this. I only did this to show you what pointing out others' errors looks like when you are on the receiving end. And did it serve any useful purpose?

sshoihet Senior Member • Posts: 2,595
Re: Would You Point Out the Bad Of Your Friends' Facebook Photo?

Kool Nelson wrote:

Some of friends always share their photos on Facebook and always with various problems like out of focus, wrongly use of flahses. Will you point out the bads in reply? Or just ignore it, or even click "Like"?

In another viewing angle, Will it be offend if others point out it in your replies?

Want you real thoughts.:-)

It's Facebook, photos are mostly about sharing moments with friends and not about perfect images. I enjoy sharing my friends lives with them and not every image I share is perfect, sometimes it's about the content and I'll still click like if I appreciate what they're sharing.  I would never critique a photo if I wasn't asked, Facebook or anywhere else.

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Beachcomber Joe Contributing Member • Posts: 912
Re: Would You Point Out the Bad Of Your Friends' Facebook Photo?

Kool Nelson wrote:

Some of friends always share their photos on Facebook and always with various problems like out of focus, wrongly use of flahses. Will you point out the bads in reply? Or just ignore it, or even click "Like"?

In another viewing angle, Will it be offend if others point out it in your replies?

Want you real thoughts.:-)

I would only critique a photo if directly asked.  Even then my critique would be positive, how to improve the photo, rather than to point out flaws.

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