Giving and Receiving Feedback
Types of Feedback
Quality control is a must. Spamming cool, nice, beautiful, etc. Are not constructive. Say what you like about a piece.
Example: A lovely flower photograph..
Instead of, "Pretty"
Consider writing something like: I like the way you've centered this. The colors look lovely, vivid, and clear. However I would suggest minor (improvement here). I bet it smells lovely. (comment on composition as needed..)
It takes a bit more time, but in the end it's worth it. Aim to be precise, constructive, and kind. Respectfully suggest improvements. Avoid bashing other's art.
Aim to write more than one - three words. Two to three sentences of quality feedback is a good start. Comments can be just as good as critiques. Keep that in mind.
If you really want more feedback, it's highly recommended that you give.
Critique precisely. Also, when writing a critique, do not spam at the end/advertise to hit that 100 word mark. A critique should be fair, constructive, and well written. Be honest, but in a kind way.
Things to consider while commenting/critiquing constructively are:
- Composition and balance
There are quite a few ways to get your work known.
Thumbshare in the forums, and sharezone, iphotograph, writersroom, in +Chat. Request specifically for comments/ critiques.
Get involved in group critique nights.
Feedback Related Groups
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