When I first began posting my images online, it was sometimes difficult to hear negative comments. Naturally, I thought my pictures were perfect (what a joke). It actually took a long time for me to understand that the negative comments were not meant as personal attacks, but as “opinions”. Some were constructive, some were not.
Today, I’d rather hear a negative or constructive opinion, than what I call, fluff. Examples, “nice shot”, “Awesome job”, “Good work”. Why? Depending on the source of the comment, they might be suggesting a way for me to improve that I may not have thought about. Now, I can’t
speak for anyone else, but I want to improve, I want to produce the best possible work I can. I don’t necessarily want to hear, well, fluff.
I have begun posting my work to a more professional forum, in hopes I can get opinions and suggestions which will help me grow as an artist and photographer. I am excited about this. The last few months I have been re-editing a lot of my older images because my editing skills have
changed drastically in the last 4 years. Seeing the progression and differences that editing choices make, I am excited to grow and learn more.
Learning, growth and excellence are what I am all about.