tPP61: How to deal with critiques

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

May 9, 2016

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This week we return to a topic we have touched on in prior podcast, the critique. There is so much you gain from sharing your work with others and learning about your work, language about your work and how people see your work. You also gain a better understanding of working with photographs and photography when you learn to give a good critique of someone’s work. This week we take a look at some of the key ideas, questions and concepts you need to be able to work both sides of the critique table.

Lessons from starting the critique

Here are the key concepts to keep in mind when working with critiques.

  • Set goals for what you want and communicate those goals.
  • Start from a position of abundance.
  • Work from a place where you have done some basic editing without cropping.
  • Remember that this is a discovery process where you need to ask questions and have them prepared ahead of time.
  • What is the subject?
  • What works in the image?
  • What doesn’t work in the image?
  • Watch how people visually respond to the work. You can learn a lot from non-verbals queues people might give about an image
  • Be open to feedback, but remember that it is just an opinion and try to stay calm
  • Be open to how others might see your work

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